New SineSpace users need to know that everybody starts out with a FREE region. Coming from a previous generation world where having your own personal space required either pricey subscriptions, rentals or both – that’s huge! I wanted to put together a quick tutorial to show you how to create regions, how to swap a new one for an existing one, and how to apply a region template.
The basic plan lets you have a single active region, up to 128MB in size. You can absolutely subscribe to a higher level plan to get more space, or to get more active regions. To do that, visit the subscriptions page for more info.
Creating Regions Is Really Easy
It really is a super easy process. In the SineSpace client app, just click the Home button at the bottom of the screen. If you have not already created a region, just click the big red Create New Region button.
If you have already created something, it’s easy to swap it out. The subscription plans are based on the number of active regions – meaning the stuff that is active and available for people to visit in-world. You can have several regions on the basic plan, but only one can be active at a time. If you need to, just disable the existing active region to make room for a new one. Click on that Create New Region button to be ready to go.
As you can see in the image above, a new region is created using the default home and is given your name’s space. Click the Enable button to turn it on, then click Visit to go there.
Edit Room To Edit Region
Once the default home region loads, click on the Edit Room button to edit the region. See the arrow in the picture below to see what I’m talking about.
Once the Room Editor loads, look for the Design button in the upper right portion of the screen. The picture below shows you where it is as of June 2019. Click the Design button.
Over on the left side of the screen, you will see a list of the region templates you currently own. If you have a bunch, scroll through the list until you find the one you want.
Once you click on the region template, you will get a popup to confirm the change. This is worth taking a moment to think about what you’re doing. If you change a region that already has furniture and decor placed in it, that would all be wiped out. In my example, I created a new region and didn’t put anything in it. Click the Swap Template button (as shown below) and you’re good to go.
Region Template Achievement Unlocked
Congratulations – you have just created a new region and applied a region template! But wait, there’s more you can do to customize, and it is super easy.
Start by clicking on the region profile, which you’ll see at the upper right corner of the SineSpace client app. Click on where it shows the region name.
That will bring up the Room Info panel, where you can edit the settings and customize the name, description that you see when the region loads, and the URL.
Once that Room Info popup appears, look for the big red Edit button as shown in the image above. Click that button, and you get to the good stuff.
Fill In The Blanks
Now it’s just a matter of filling in the blanks. In the section I outlined with a red box in the image above, you will see white text boxes. Enter a name that works for you. Write your own description, and then enter in something that fits you in that region blank to get a custom URL.
In the sections below, you can control who can visit, who can spawn items (like vehicles), and whether people can use voice. VOIP stands for Voice Over IP.. in other words talking to others using your mic and speakers or headset. Make any changes you want to make, then click the Save button.
You should now be able to create regions, juggle your active regions using the disable and enable buttons, and apply templates. Refer back to the tutorial when you need to, but soon you’ll be managing regions like a pro.
If you’re brand new to SineSpace and need help with the basics, check out this tutorial or check out these installation videos. The article will help you install and set up the Unity Editor to prepare and upload your creations to SineSpace. Similarly, if you haven’t already discovered it, this post will tell you all about the Unity Hub to manage your installations. Check the SineSpace Youtube channel for tutorials, and you can also watch this space for more tutorials in the future!
Do you have questions or comments? Please post in the comments below. If you want personal help or private training, please see this post. Good luck with your projects!