What are the core functions of REFLEKT ONE Author?

This article will help you to get started with REFLEKT ONE Author. Here you will find an overview of all core functions for working with REFLEKT ONE Author.

OVERVIEW:

 

The REFLEKT ONE Author interface is divided into five different sections:

 

  1. Main menu (red)
  2. Project Browser section (green)
  3. Scenario image section (purple)
  4. Scenario description section (blue)
  5. Routing ID section (turquoise)
  6. Topic section (yellow)
  7. Publish section (grey)
  8. Edit mode indicator

 

1. MAIN MENU

From the main menu you can access the Project Browser, Imprint, your Account Profile, Settings and the Logout. If you work on a repository, you can also refresh your project and load its changes here.

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Menu options:

  • Refresh - load the latest changes of your co-authors from the repository (Repository use only)
  • Project Browser – view all categories/projects
  • Manage Repository - view all saved repositories and delete them
  • Imprint – view the Imprint
  • Account – change profile data
  • Settings – change Cortona.exe path and port
  • Logout – disconnect from account to change user

 

2. PROJECT BROWSER

You can find all projects that have been stored in the hierarchy folders in the Project Browser. You can add/create new categories (also called projects), products and scenarios. It is also possible to import existing projects or scenarios here.

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Once a new category, product or scenario has been created, an option button (3 dots) will appear. Here you can rename, export and delete the specific folder.

 

UI RF ONE Author folder structure-1

 

3. SCENARIO IMAGE SECTION

In the scenario image section, you can import a preview image for your scenario. The image will be used as thumbnail and header image in the Viewer.

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4. SCENARIO DESCRIPTION SECTION

In the description section you can edit the description for your scenario. To format your text, you can use html code. All the information you enter here is displayed in the viewer.

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5. ROUTING ID SECTION

Here you will find the ID of the scenario and with the copy function, you can easily copy the full routing link for your authoring with routing.

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6. TOPIC SECTION

New topics can be added to a scenario from the Topic Section. After selecting a topic, RapidManual will start automatically for the XML and 3D Authoring process.

For more info about Cortona3D RapidManual, visit Cortona3d.com.

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UI REFLEKT ONE Author topic section-1

 

7. PREVIEW AND PUBLISH SECTION

Once you have authored your content you can click the Draft* button (only for authoring on localhost) to send it to the Web Viewer for preview. Make sure to close Cortona3D RapidManual before previewing any work. Once the authoring is done, the content can be published via clicking the Publish button and is then ready for the REFLEKT ONE Viewer.

The REFLEKT Publication engine collects the created content as X3D, XML and Tracking Configuration and generates an AR scene.

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UI ONE Author Publish section-1

 

*Note: The Draft functionality is only available and working for content in the localhost environment. It will also be available for cloud authoring in the future.

 

 

8. EDIT MODE INDICATOR 

For an improved user experience, a status indicator is displayed when starting and editing in RapidManual from REFLEKT ONE Author. This indicator can also be used to navigate to your scenario in REFLEKT ONE Author at any time.

 Topic is loading - editing mode opens/closes

 Topic is open - editing mode is active