The SystemicVR User Manual

Updated for Version 3.0 (November 2021)

Please scroll down for the SystemicVR Connect and Pay per Time manuals

If you encounter any problems please go to our Questions & Answer page.

The Quick Reference Guide

Please download our printable Quick Reference Guide in PDF format to which shows all the functions of SystemicVR at a glance.  

Start SystemicVR and accept the Disclaimer

Start the SystemicVR programme in your browser by clicking the button in the upper right corner.

On the first screen you are asked to accept our disclaimer. 
The key to the disclaimer is that SystemicVR is a tool to support systemic coaching and training professionals.
By clicking the Accept button you can continue.

Login 


On this screen you login to SystemicVR using your e-mail address and the password you filled in during your license registration process.

All users have unlimited access to all functionality and all 3D characters and 3D objects in the library. 

New scene or Open existing scene

This screen gives you the option to:

  • Start a new scene. This will open an empty virtual room in which you can start placing your 3D characters
  • You can choose from several rooms, with or without chairs.
  • Open an existing scene which you have saved earlier or which you may have received from another SystemicVR user

This screen also contains a link to this online user manual.

The main menu items

Opening the menu options

The SystemicVR screen shows white circles in every corner. When you move your mouse pointer over these circles, the menu will open. When you move your mouse pointer away, the menu items will disappear automatically after approximately 4 seconds. 

Using the menu in the upper left corner you can access the following functions:

  • Save your current scene to a file (*.json). You can save the file anywhere on your PC. You can share this file with other SystemicVR users. 
  • Open an existing scene
  • Open the Settings window

Selecting a point of view

Using the menu in the lower left corner you can switch between 2 points of view:

  • A view from above (3rd person view) which allows you to look at the scene from any point of view
  • A view at eye height (1st person view) through the eyes of an invisible observer 


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1st person view (video)

When you have selected 1st person view you can move your point of view around:

  • Looking around by holding the right mouse button and moving your mouse
  • Moving yourself around with your arrow keys on your keyboard


Keyboard shortcut 

  • To look around [Alt/Option + Arrow Keys]
  • To zoom in and out [Alt/Option + PgUp-PgDown] or [Alt/Option + Plus/Minus keys]
  • To rotate objects fluently [Shift + Mouse move]
  • To move around faster by holding the Shift button while you move with your arrow keys


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View from above (3rd person view) (video)

When you have selected 3rd person view you can move your point of view around:

  • Moving the camera around with your arrow keys on your keyboard
  • Swiveling your viewpoint by holding the right mouse button and moving your mouse
  • Zooming in and out by using the scrollwheel on your mouse  


Keyboard shortcut 

  • To look around [Alt/Option + Arrow Keys]
  • To zoom in and out [Alt/Option + PgUp-PgDown] or [Alt/Option + Plus/Minus keys]
  • To rotate objects fluently [Shift + Mouse move]
  • To move around faster by holding the Shift button while you move with your arrow keys


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Full screen or windowed mode

Using the menu in the upper right corner you can change your screen from full screen to windowed and back. 

In windowed mode you can resize the SystemicVR window as you want and easily access all other windows on your PC. 

In full screen mode only SystemicVR can be seen on the screen. Please note that for maximum visual quality we advise that before you press the full screen button in SystemicVR you first make the SystemicVR screen as large as possible by dragging the window to full screen size. 

The 3D character and object menu

The menu in the lower right corner opens the 3D character and object button menu. By clicking on the button the Library window opens.


The 3D character and object library

You can select you 3D characters and 3D objects from the Library. You first select a group on the left. Then you choose the character or object from the images.  The computer downloads when you select them in the menu. Depending on your internet speed it may now take a few seconds for the character or object to be placed.


Optionally you can use the textbox to add a label text which will be shown above the character in the 3D scene. You can remove this label later if you wish.

By clicking the Add button, your character or object will appear in the middle of the scene.

Working with 3D characters (video)

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The video explains how you can position your 3D characters and give the characters a different posture. 

The second part of the video shows how you can edit a text label.

The last part of the video shows how you can change the point of view to "look through the eyes" of the character. It also shows how you can switch back to the 3rd person point of view. 

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Scaling the 3D Character

When you select the character this menu opens. 

  • With the bend arrows you can turn the 3D character, you can also rotate the avatar fluently by pressing the shift key and move your mouse.
  • With the arrows facing up and down you can higher or lower the 3D character
  • With the plus and minus you can scale the 3D character bigger or smaller.

Working with 3D objects (video)

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This video explains how you can control the 3D characters and objects, make them bigger, put them higher and lower from the ground and how to rotate them. It also shows you how you can let your 3D objects interact with your 3D characters.

3D objects always start on the ground.

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The Settings window

In the Settings window you can set the following options:

  • Labels are visible (or not) when looking through the eyes of a character (1st person) 
  • Labels are visible (or not) when looking in 3rd person point of view
  • Allow a user to move and edit the 3D characters when looking in 1st person mode (through the eyes)
  • Set the light intensity by sliding the bar.

SystemicVR Connect

Click here to view the SystemicVR Connect User Manual

Pay per Time 

Login in

When you have started your pay per time license you can log in. Before you continue there will be a pop up screen which tells you how much time you have left. This screen will appear everytime you log in.

You can also choose to select the box where you automatically add 1 hour if you run out of time. This way your session with your participant(s) won't be interrupted by your time running out.

Click start to continue and select your room.

Running Time

When you open a room you can see your time running under the upper left menu button. There also is a pause button. The time will run as long as you do not click the pause button.

Pausing Time

You can pause your time by clicking the pause button under the upper left menu button. 

Your time will stop running, and the screen in this image will pop up. When you have paused your time everything will be blocked from using. To start using your time and SystemicVR again simply click the 'Start' button. 

This way you can prepare your session for your participant(s) and pause it while waiting for them to enter without your time running out. 

Settings

In the settings menu underneath 'License' you will see how much time you have left. You can buy more time here by clicking the button 'Add more Time'. 

Buying Time

You can buy more time in the window that will open after clicking the 'Add more Time'. When you have selected the amount of time you want to buy click on 'Send'. Your time will automatically be added and you can use it immediately. Within 48 hours you will receive an email with paying instructions. 

Let us know

If you miss something in our Manual or if there is anything we can help you with in the use of SystemicVR, don't hesitate to contact us at info@systemicvr.net.