STYLY Session Function Manual: How to Host a Session

In the “How to Host a Session” section, we will introduce the process of hosting a Session, how to edit a Session, and how to connect VRoidHub (for using avatars).

Process of Hosting a Session

Prepare, host, and end a Session in the following process.

  1. The Session host creates the Session and the list of scenes to be included in it.
  2. The Session host informs each participant of the page URL and Session ID.
  3. At the start of the Session, the Session host and participants join the Session using the joining method for each device.
  4. When joining a Session, participants gather in the virtual lobby.
  5. The Session host keeps track of each participant’s cache load rate.
  6. The Session host selects the scene and travels around the scenes with the participants.
  7. The Session host ends the Session.

Create New, Edit, Duplicate, and Delete a Scene List

Creates a new Session and open the Session Management Screen (https://gallery.styly.cc/session).

The session management screen

The session management screen

Click “CREATE SESSION” button.

Click "CREATE SESSION"

Click “CREATE SESSION”

Enter a Session name, a Description of the Session, and a Scene List.

Enter your session information.

Enter your Session information.

Session name
The Session name will be displayed to the participants on the Join screen.
*Only alphanumeric characters and symbols are allowed, no more than 80 characters.

Description
Will be displayed as a Session description to participants on the Join screen.
*Please enter less than 256 characters.

Scene List
A list of scenes that can be shown to participants in the Session.
You can specify a scene by entering the scene name, a hashtag search, or the gallery URL (or Scene ID) for each scene.

Gallery URL

Gallery URL

You can add scenes that you can view in STYLY Gallery or that you have created in STYLY Studio (*must be in the published state) to the Scene List.

We recommend no more than five scenes, because the more scenes you have, the more you will need to download at the start of a Session.

Please note that depending on the content of the scene and the number of devices used, the download capacity may be large, placing a burden on the network and interfering with the loading of the scene. It is recommended that you do some testing beforehand.

After entering a scene name, hashtag search, or gallery URL, click on any scene to add it to the Scene List.

After searching for a scene, click on the desired scene.

After searching for a scene, click on the desired scene.

If you want to add more than one scene, please follow the same procedure and include the gallery URLs you want to add.

Multiple scenes

Multiple scenes

If you want to change the order of the scenes, click on the up and down arrow icons.
Finally, click on the SAVE button to save the settings.

Click the SAVE button to save.

Click the SAVE button to save.

If you want to edit the Session, select the edit icon.

Click an edit icon

Click an edit icon

If you want to duplicate the Session, select the duplicate icon.

Click a duplicate icon

Click a duplicate icon.

If you want to delete the Session, select the delete icon.

Click a delete icon

Click a delete icon.

Specify the Available Platforms / Share the Entry Page URL (Session ID) with Participants

After you created a Session, go to the Entry Page from sharing icon and specify the available devices.

Click a sharing icon

Click the sharing icon.

From left to right, there are icons for PC VR, PC Browser, Mobile, Oculus Quest or others.

Devices

Devices

PC VR

 

 

Supported Apps
・Steam version STYLY app
・VIVEPORT version STYLY app

PC Browser

 

 

Recommended Browser
・Google Chrome

Mobile

 

 

Supported App
・Mobile version STYLY app (Android/iOS)

Quest or others

 

 

Supported Apps
・Oculus Mobile version STYLY app
・Daydream version STYLY app
・Pico version STYLY app
・Nreal version STYLY app

*For more information about supported apps and devices, please refer to the STYLY Session Function Manual Overview.

By clicking on each device icon, you can specify whether or not each device is eligible for the Session. Also, be sure to share the URL of the Entry Page after specifying the devices, since the URL will be automatically changed according to the device specified.

Specify the devices

Specify the devices

Then, to share the Entry Page URL (Session ID) with participants, click on the URL copy icon and make the URL known to the participants.

Click Copy URL

Click Copy URL

You can also check the Session Entry Page by clicking the Open Entry Page icon.

Click Open entry page

Click Open Entry Page.

Each participant can join the Session by selecting the device to be used from the Entry Page.

Session entry page

Session Entry Page.

If you join with Quest, make sure your Session ID is known to the participants.
The alphanumeric sequence represented in the Session Management Screen is the Session ID.

Session ID

Session ID.

You can also check the Session ID on the Entry Page.

Session ID

Session ID.

Note that the red text message “* The host of this session is you. On STYLY Mobile and browsers, you cannot switch between scenes. Please use PC VR, Oculus Quest or other devices.” is displayed only for the host and not for the guest.

After the Session Starts, Host and Participants will Join using the Join Method for Each Device

For details on how to join a Session, please refer to the STYLY Session Function Manual “How to Join a Session” (for guests).

The Session host must join with a STYLY XR client.

STYLY XR Client is a generic term for the following STYLY applications.

  • Steam version STYLY app
  • VIVEPORT version STYLY app
  • Oculus Mobile version STYLY app
  • Daydream version STYLY app
  • Pico version STYLY app
  • Nreal version STYLY app

When you Join a Session, you Wait in the Virtual Lobby

When you join a Session, you will initially enter a lobby.

The wires of the cube are rotating, and the message “Session Will Start Soon” is displayed.
Wait until all participants have joined in this scene.

Waiting scene

Waiting scene

Check Each Participant’s Cache Load Rate

The Session host can see the cache load rate of each participant in the Display Status Screen.
Loading a scene that is not cached may take a long time, so it is recommended to make the scene transition after the cache load rate of all participants become 100%.

How to Open the Display Status Screen and Check the Cache
In the case of *Oculus Quest 2, use the left hand Y button and right hand B button to show (or hide) the menu for the Session, and move the stick button up or down to select Display Status. Pull the trigger button to confirm.

*Session Menu Operation Method List for Each Device

Action name Buttons by device
Menu switching
(show/hide)

Steam version STYLY
VIVEPORT version STYLY
Oculus Rift & Rift S
・Right controller / B button
・Left controller / Y button
VIVE & VIVE Pro & VIVE Pro 2
・Menu button
VIVE Cosmos
・Right controller / B button
・Left controller / Y button

Oculus Mobile version STYLY
Oculus Quest & Quest2
・Right controller / B button
・Left controller / Y button

Daydream version STYLY
Mirage Solo
・App button

Move the cursor
up and down in the menu

Steam version & VIVEPORT version STYLY
Models with sticks(Oculus Rift & Rift S, etc.)
・Cursor movement /
Models with stick operation touchpad (VIVE & VIVE Pro & VIVE Cosmos, etc.)

・Cursor movement / Swipe the pad

Oculus Mobile version STYLY
Oculus Quest & Quest2
・Cursor movement / Stick Operation

Daydream version STYLY
Mirage Solo
・Cursor movement / Swipe the pad

Select button

Steam version & VIVEPORT version STYLY
Oculus Rift & Rift S, etc.
・Trigger button
VIVE & VIVE Pro & VIVE Pro 2
・Clicking on the touchpad
Cosmos
・Trigger button

Oculus Mobile version
Oculus Quest & Quest2
・Trigger button

Daydream version
Mirage Solo
・Clicking on the touchpad

 

Select Display Status.

Select Display Status.

Make sure that everyone in the Cache column has 100% cache.

Check the cache load rate.

Check the cache load rate.

Touring the Scene

When the Session host selects a scene and transitions to it, the scene loads on all participants’ devices, changing the scene they are looking at and allowing them to move around the scene with the participants.

Open the menu and select Select Scene.

Select Scene.

Select Scene.

Move the stick button to the left or right to determine the scene to which you want to transition, and then pull the trigger button to confirm.

Select any scene.

Select any scene.


Scene transitions

Scene transitions

End the Session

You can close the Session with the End Session option.

End Session

End Session.

When the message “End this session?” appears, select “End session” to end the Session.

Select End session

Select End session.

Host Operation

The host can perform the following operations via a STYLY XR Client (Hosted operations are not available in the Web version of STYLY Session or the Mobile version STYLY app).

Mute the Voice Chat of All Guests

Menu=>Mute Guests to confirm / unmute status

Menu > Mute Guests to confirm / unmute status.


Select Menu=>Mute Guests / Mute state

Select Menu > Mute Guests / Mute state.

Change the BGM Volume of a Scene

Select Menu→Scene Volume.

Select Menu > Scene Volume.


Adjust with gauge

Adjust with meter.

Forcing Session Participants to Gather in the Same Place (Bring Back Others)

Select Menu→Bring Back Others

Select Menu > Bring Back Others.


Select OK

Select OK.

Delegation of Host Authority

Host authorities are held by the Session creator, and only the session creator can set host authorities.

The session creator can also grant host authorities to other participants and make the host’s functions available to other guest users.

From the host’s UI, you can view the Display Status member list, select a member by flicking the stick upward or swiping upward, and choose whether or not to grant host authorities to the member.

Select Menu→Display Status

Select Menu > Display Status


Delegate host authorities to guests

Delegate host authorities to guests.

Note that even if you delegate host authorities to a participant who doesn’t join with a STYLY XR client, he/she will not be able to use the host functions.

VRoidHub Link Function (using avatars)

The host can change his or her appearance to the avatar of VRoidHub by connecting with VRoidHub.

Your appearance as seen by other participants will change in the same way (participants in the web version of STYLY sessions will not be able to see your avatar).

You can use this function from the Change Avatar in the UI at hand.

Example of avatar change (objective)

Example of avatar change (objective).

 

Example of avatar change (subjective)

Example of avatar change (subjective).

Select Change Avatar.

Select Menu → Change Avatar.

Select Menu > Change Avatar.

A warning dialog will appear on your desktop screen (*only the first time it is started).

Warning Dialog Content
To use an avatar of VRoidHub, you must agree to the following conditions:

  • Please use only models that you have uploaded yourself.
  • Please be aware that if there are malicious users among the participants, there is a possibility that your avatar model data will be leaked.
Click OK

Click OK.

Click “SELECT AVATAR” on the desktop screen.

The authorization code input screen will be displayed on STYLY and the VRoidHub linkage permission screen will be displayed on the browser.

Authorization code entry screen

Authorization code entry screen.

Select your browser and click “Log in and link”.

When the login screen appears, log in with your Pixiv account.
The authorization code screen will appear, and copy the authorization code.

Select Copy

Select Copy.

In the STYLY window, paste the authorization code into the authorization code field and click the login button.

Click Login

Click Login.

You will be taken to a screen where you can select your avatar.
However, if you haven’t registered an avatar, nothing will be shown in the Yours section.

Select an avatar of your choice.

Select an avatar of your choice.

About Avatar Registration

Open https://hub.vroid.com/ in your web browser and log in to display your user page.

You can upload a VRM file by clicking the “Submit character” button in the upper right corner.

VRoidHub WEB site

VRoidHub website.

The character upload screen will appear.

Upload the VRM file

Upload the VRM file.

Click “Upload” to upload the file.
Once uploaded, you will be able to use your avatar STYLY via the Yours page.

*STYLY Session is a beta function. The appearance and function may change without notice.

*The JP/EN language setting on the session management screen reflects the language setting on STYLY GALLERY.

Switch JP/EN

Switch JP/EN.

STYLY Session Function Manual “How to Join a Session” (for guests)

In the “How to Join a Session” section, we introduced the process of joining a session for each device, and how to operate the device during the session.

STYLY Session Function Manual “Overview”

In the Overview section, we introduced the Session functions from the overall understanding to the specific functions.

 

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