(For those who want to use Cluster but who do not possess VR equipment) Getting started with Cluster.
I recently used Cluster.
"Cluster. It seems to be fun on Twitter recently, but can i not join without VR?"
Because it receives the occasional attention, here's a tutorial for everyone who wants to participate although it is hard to explain every time and for those who do not have VR, @Frog_woman compiled everything as a procedure and explanation as well as keeping the tips that people keep giving to newcomers.
Cluster is a tool that accelerates the withdrawal from society.
The sentence above is a joke, but i will do my best to write down everything there is to say about the app.
Cluster's main website
With this app you can actually enjoy talking to people who live far away from you, this is really helpful for large events or even the occasional meeting.
You do not, it is not obligatory.
- Windows 10
- To use some of the functions .NET Framework 3.5 is necessary.
- OS X 10.10 or Later
- macOS Sierra or Later
Installation on both platforms are straightforward.
When the authentication is successful, the user's display name will be requested.
Of course you can confirm your user id at any moment,
but it is really convenient to use the same display name as your Twitter account.
There is no special character requirement.
Your account profile image is automatically taken from your Twitter account.
Choose the platform you'll be using (i recommend downloading the Desktop version anyway)
- cluster. for Windows
- cluster. for macOS
You can now log in with your Twitter account information.
First of all please confirm your account with the email that was sent to you.
Here's what you can do in the user settings :
- Change your icon
- Change your username
If you create the room as private, only the people who have the room URL will be able to join.
For now, rooms set as "Open" will not show anywhere, but there is going to be a public list soon.
So, for now, the room will be set as private since the only way to have people join is to share the room URL.
After you chose a name for your room, click the "Create" button.
After you've clicked on the create button, it will display the advanced settings for your room.
* Edit your room name
* Room Description
* Start Day
* Start Time
* Room Selection
These are the settings you can change.
The room cannot be created if start day and start time are in the future.
Currently the rooms will last for two hours.
There is currently 11 types of rooms.
The wide room type is often used for events.
Only the Host and Guests can walk on the stage.
There is two types of room, Wide and Small.
There is no stage in the Small room type, but it is more convenient for small groups of people.
All the settings and tools are given to the Room Host.
The Host cannot be changed.
- Is able to use the microphone
- Is able to use the screen
- is able to walk on the stage
Arrow keys : ←↑→↓ or (A W S D)
You can move your vision by holding left or right click on the screen and dragging your cursor to the sides.
On the bottom left corner of your screen you can type comments that will then appear on the left of the main screen.
New comments are displayed in descending order.
Note that your username and your twitter handle appear next to your icon.
However, if you send the screenshot on twitter, it will also send the room URL within the tweet !
If the room is set to private, the URL will not appear in the tweet.
Make sure to ask the host if you can share the URL on twitter !
If you click on this icon at the bottom, a page will appear with a list of all users currently in the same room.
The Host can also give the "Guest status to someone by clicking on the button next to someone's name.
Only the host and guests can use the screen.
You can also display the screenshots you took.
If you want to select an image on your pc、
click on the folder icon at the bottom right corner of your screen then click on the cloud icon on top.
When you've selected the image, it will be uploaded to your Cluster account.(upload speed may vary depending on the image file size)
[Your image in Cluster after uploading it]
If you want to remove the image from the screen, click on the (+) icon then click on the icon below the image.
Only the Host and guests are able to use the microphone.
Click on the button below the volume bar to activate the microphone.
When people are talking their hands move and their eyes turn blue. If you are in the Wide room, the camera will focus on the person currently talking.
Please send a comment in the room to ask the Host to give you the guest status.
It won't close. The room will always last for two hours.
The icon is for the tutorial, click it and the tutorial will appear on the top right of your screen.
If your message somehow cannot be sent, please copy paste it in another textbox somewhere and then try again, sorry for the inconvenience.
Please let me or @Frog_woman know if there is any mistake or new issues. Thank you.