Change How Entities Look

You can edit an entity’s size, color, position and rotation using your mouse or trackpad. To edit an entity, open the Create app and either select the entity or find it in the Entity List.

Note

You can select and edit multiple entities at once. The behavior will be different based on the type of property you’d like to set:

  • Numbers: When using the slider, an offset will be applied to each of the original values. When typed in, the new value will replace the original values for the selected entities.
  • All other field types (checkboxes, input fields, etc): The new value will replace the original values for the selected entities.
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Change the Color of an Entity

You can manually change the color of most entity types in the Create app. With the entity selected, click on ‘Properties’ and scroll down to the ‘Color’ settings. Here are the different color settings you can configure:

Setting Description Supported Entity Type(s)
Color The color of an entity. Cube, Sphere
Light Color The color of the light. Light
Text Color The color of the text. Text
Background Color The color of the background of the text. Text
Key Light The color of the lighting in the zone. Select ‘Inherit’ to keep the lighting of the domain, or ‘Off’ to remove all lighting. Zone
Sky Box The color of the ceiling in the zone. Select ‘Inherit’ to keep the color of the domain, or ‘Off’ to remove all color. Zone
Ambient Light Configures the amount of ambient light in the zone. Ambient light reflects on content within your zone. Zone
Haze > Haze Color When Haze is turned on, the color of the haze in the zone. Zone
Haze > Glare Color When Haze is turned on, the color of the glare based on the key light. Zone
Bloom Configures how much the bright areas of the scene glow. Zone
Color > Color As the particle moves, sets the color of the particle at the start, middle, and finish. Particle
Color > Color Spread The spread of color that each particle is given, resulting in a variety of colors. Particle

Set the Size of an Entity

For cube, sphere, text, image and web entities, you can change its size directly in your environment by selecting and dragging the small boxes inside the object.

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For all entities, you can also set the size manually in the Create app. With the entity selected, click on ‘Properties’ and scroll down to the ‘Size’ settings. Here are the different size settings you can configure:

Setting Description Supported Entity Type(s)
Spatial > Local Dimensions The size of the entity. If the entity is parented to an avatar, this value remains the original dimensions value while the avatar scale changes. All
Spatial > Dimensions The size of the entity. If the entity is parented to an avatar, this value will change if the avatar scale changes All
Spatial > Scale Sets the size of the entity as a percentage of its original size. All
Fall-Off Radius The distance from the light’s center where the intensity is reduced. Light
Spotlight Cut-Off Affects the size of the spotlight’s beam; the higher the value, the larger the beam. Light
Line Height The height of each line of text. Text
Emit > Dimensions The outer limit radius that particles can be emitted from. Particle
Emit > Radius Start The inner limit radius that particles can start emitting from. Particle
Size > Size The size of each individual particle in the entity. Particle
Size > Size Spread How far apart a particle is from other particles. Particle

Rotate an Entity

All entities can be rotated directly in your environment by selecting and dragging the circles around the object.

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You can also set the rotation manually in the Create app. With the entity selected, click on ‘Properties’ and scroll down to the ‘Rotation’ settings. Here are the different rotation settings you can configure:

Setting Description Supported Entity Type(s)
Spatial > Local Rotation The orientation of the entity relative to its parent. All
Spatial > Rotation The orientation of the entity with respect to world coordinates. All

Note

You can switch between ‘Local’ and ‘World’ using the keyboard shortcut T.

Move an Entity

All entities can be moved directly in your environment by selecting and dragging the object to the correct location. Alternatively, you can use the arrows around the object to move it in only one direction.

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You can also set the position manually in the Create app. With the entity selected, click on ‘Properties’ and scroll down to the ‘Position’ settings. Here are the different position settings you can configure:

Setting Description Supported Entity Type(s)
Spatial > Local Position The position of the entity relative to its parent. All
Spatial > Position The position of the entity with respect to world coordinates. All

Note

You can switch between ‘Local’ and ‘World’ using the keyboard shortcut T.

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