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Editing a room

You can edit your rooms by using the mapmaker. If you want to know how to open the mapmaker or how to create and manage rooms, please read this page.


Adding objects

Adding objects to your room is easy!

  1. In order to add objects in your room you will have to select ‘Object Mode.' You can enter object mode by clicking on the couch icon in the top left corner, like shown below.

  2. In object mode, an extra screen will open on the right showing you your most recent objects. Select one of these objects and place it.

  3. Alternatively, you can also open the object finder to search through the entire library of objects.

    1. In the object finder, objects are grouped by category. You can also use the search bar to find an object directly.

    2. After selecting an object you can modify it in the menu on the right. This will allow you to change the colour of the object and to link the object to a specific url, plug-in or image.

    3. By using 'Insert text' you can add a text object to your space.

    4. By using 'Upload New’ you can also add your own custom objects. These objects need to be PNG-images consisting of 32x32 pixels.

Moving objects

In order to move objects in your room you will have to be in ‘Select Mode.' You can enter select mode by clicking on the cursor icon on the left, like shown here. When this mode is active you can click on any object in the room and move it around. This will also allow you to change its properties.

Deleting objects

In order to delete objects in your room you will have to select 'Eraser Mode.' You can enter this mode by clicking on the eraser icon on the left, like shown here. When this mode is active, you can click on any object in the room to delete it.

Backgrounds

In Gather there are two ways to edit the background of your room.

  1. The first is to build one in Walls & Floors mode. You can open this mode by clicking on the 'Walls & Floors' button at the top of your screen. In this mode you will be able to place wall and floors in a similar fashion as the placing of objects.

  2. The second option is to upload your own background image to Gather. You can do that by clicking on the three stripes in the top left corner of your screen. This will open up a menu where you can select the option 'Upload background.' For more information about the correct formatting of background, please read this page.

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