Welcome to the tutorial section

Here you’ll find out everything that is important to create your own govie …

… and a lot more.

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Introduction Govie Format

Navigating inside a Govie

Before we start building our own govies, let’s have a look at a pre-made presentation. We will learn how to navigate in the presentation view and how to use the control panel.

Govie Examples

Here you can try out the examples shown in the video.

Waterpump

E-Cigarett

Outdoor-Shoe

The Govie Platform

Workspaces and Projects

This tutorial provides an introduction to the various sections of the dashboard. In particular, the workspaces and the Govie project view are presented.

Media Library

The media library is where you can upload and organize your media files. This video introduces the different sections of the media library, as well as the supported file formats.

Web-based platform in which projects are created live online

Easy import via drag-n-drop

Presentations be shared immediately via sharelink or embedded on websites

Workspace

Projects can be grouped with the help of workspaces. They also offer the option of working in teams on all govies in the same workspace.

Workspace Übersicht
Govie Projekte Übersicht

Govie Projects

The Govie Projects tab gives you a list of all existing projects. The hamburger menu in the right corner of each project can be used to display, publish, rename, duplicate and delete the Govie.

Media Library

The Media Library is the place where you upload and organize your assets. Videos, audio files, images and 3D-models can be uploaded here. There are also options for deleting or renaming the media file, as well as automatically replace it with a newer version in all Govies.

Mediathek Übersicht

The Govie-Editor in Detail

The Govie Editor

In this tutorial, we’re going to take a look at the heart of the platform. All 3D presentations are created with the Govie editor. Besides an overview of the various control panel types, there is a step-by-step introduction to the various menus and their functions.

The Technical Editor

The Technical Govie is a version of the Govie Editor that has been optimized for CAD data. In this video, the details of the editor are presented and the differences to the previously shown Cineastic Viewer are discussed.

The Panorama Editor

The Panorama Editor enables the creation of 360 ° presentations. Several panorama images can be integrated and linked. This way, you can create your own virtual tour.

Govie Types

Here the different Govie types and an explanation of the purpose for which each type is best suited, are presented.

Cineastic Govie

A Cinematic Govie gives the best visual results and uses additional information stored inside the GLB file. Ambient occlusion and lightmaps are also supported to make your models look even better.

Technical Govie

A Technical Govie aims towards presenting your model in different levels. This includes showing an exploded view as well as various types of shading.

Panorama Govie

With a Panorama Govie you can create 360 ​​° scenes. This can be used to create virtual tours or walkthroughs. There is also the option to link Google Street View photos and you can import self-made 360 ​​° recordings from your smartphone.

Integrate 3D-model from libraries

Using a keyword search, you can easily find the 3D-models you need for your topic on various platforms. These models can be easily inserted into any govie.

3D-model from Sketchfab

This video shows how to import a 3D-model from Sketchfab. In that manner, 3D-models from any platform can be imported.

3D-model from GrabCAD

As in the previous video, it explains how 3D-models from the GrabCAD platform can be integrated.

Provider for 3D-models

There are many sources for free and paid 3D-models, some of the leading providers are listed here.

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GrabCAD

GrabCAD is a platform for sharing construction models. GrabCAD offers a large number of freely accessible CAD models as well as 3D printing service. It’s users are mainly engineers and technicians.

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Sketchfab

Sketchfab is a platform for publishing, sharing, buying and selling 3D, VR and AR content. It is mainly focused on 3D artist.

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Turbosquid

TurboSquid is one of the largest web portals for the distribution of 3D-models. It is well-engineered and offers models in all common file formats.

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CGTrader

CGTrader is an inexpensive alternative to Turbosquid. In addition to a wide range of 3D-models, the platform also offers access to freelancers and actively supports 3D artists in selling their models.

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3dsky

3Dsky is a platform that has mainly focused on architecture and interior models.

Integrate 3D-models from 3D-software

In order to use the full functionality of the Govie Editor (Cineastic Govie), we recommend the GLTF or GLB format for your 3D models. Here you will find detailed instructions for using various 3D software applications:

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Blender

Blender is the preferred 3D software for the Govie Editor. Our team developed an extension that makes it particularly easy to get started. In addition, Blender is accessible, free of charge, and can be installed and set up in a few minutes.

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3D Studio Max

GLTF / GLB files are exported in 3D Studio Max using the Babylon plug-in. This page describes how to install the plug-in and how to handle the export process.

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Cinema 4D

Here you’ll find instructions for exporting your model in the gLTF standard. These instructions describe which specific properties can be exported. Besides that the export settings as well as materials and animations are explained.

Play Govies offline

Here you can download the Govie Player, which enables you to play your created Govie offline.

Windows Installation

The Govie Player is listed as a regular program on your computer and is automatically recognized for opening “.govie” files.

Windows Portable

You can start the Govie Player as a portable version on any computer without having to install anything.

Mac OS Installation

The Govie Player is listed as a regular program on your computer and is automatically recognized for opening “.govie” files.

You can try all Govie types in the free demo account for an unlimited time.