There are two types of world-building available on AltspaceVR to users. For most users, the familiar way users will build worlds is via the world editor panel.
The other way to build worlds is to upload a template via Unity3D and upload using the correct version of Unity with the Altspace Uploader tool from within Unity3D.
World Editor & Group Sharing
Templates, kits and MREs can be shared by other creators in Unity3D privately or with the general public via Altspace Groups. You can also support creators through their Patreon pages to receive exclusive access to content shared.
The only requirements is having access to the Altspace website so you can manage and set up your worlds and having ‘Early Access Program & Worlds Beta Enabled’.
For Beginner World Builders
Uploading your worlds & kits via Unity3D
The process of uploading your own models, worlds, kits and custom content to AltspaceVR. This requires knowledge of Unity3D and a compatible PC that can run Unity3D. This is something that is not officially supported. You may need to rely on other builders in the community for troubleshooting help from time to time to overcome learning curves. A lot of Unity features are still untested and unused in Altspace.
World Builder FAQ
Do I need to pay to get kits and templates?
Not unless you want to. There are free groups you can join from the Altspace website that opts you in to receive templates and kits which are free to join. There are private groups that require to be added by the creator themselves which are typically used for Patreon access. You can find access to Altspace groups here.
What if I can’t find the template/kit I am looking for?
You can ask around on the Discord, FaceBook groups and your friends to see if someone may know someone who has something similar. There is a vast majority of assets that aren’t shared publicly or through Patreon and access is based on ‘who-you-know’.
How do I create a new world?
Login to the AltspaceVR website and go to Worlds > Universe (Selected) and manage your spaces inside. You can set permissions and to block users through the website. This functionality is not built-in into the platform and must be done from a browser.
You must be opted into ‘Words Beta’ and ‘Early Access Program’ to create worlds.
An official guide that covers the basics of setting up a world is available here.
How many worlds can I build?
Currently, the sky is the limit with no cap on the number of worlds a user can own or use.