Simmetri is a powerful sandbox for your imagination. Part game-builder, part sandbox, Simmetri lets you experiment and play as you build. It empowers artists, educators, VJs and creatives to build games, interactive art, VR experiences, learning experiments, animations or whatever you imagine.
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Note: This Early Access software is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to use this software in its current state, then you should wait to see if it progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We see Early Access as a way to build a core community of creators and to build up a strong collaboration with them: imagining and developing new content, tools and features as well as establishing our culture, learning our best systems for communicating, sharing, and teaching/learning. We're eager to support you, the creator.”

Approximately how long will this software be in Early Access?

“Approx 6 months. Full-release should take place on or before Dec 1st, 2018.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“There are features, refinements and whole tool suites that we expect to bring on-line soon.

Prospective Features:
- Community of trading assets, toys, tools, guides, scripts, and whole worlds/shows.
- Virtual VJ studio features for live tweaking in VR.
- Multi-user simultaneous co-creation: come to my world and build with me.
- Deeper / more simpler integration with other 3D creator tools: we’ve got some obvious ones on our radar or on our workbench presently, Please tell us your favorites you want integrated.
- Tool Suites that integrate via OSC or URL: connecting a universe of compatible apps, websites/services and other platforms like Arduino.
- Expanded script libraries
- Learning worlds and tutorials
- Mac OS support”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Simmetri has been in a process of build and refinement for several years now. It's ready to be enjoyed and fully able to help you create, animate, script, share and present vast worlds of experiences. People use Simmetri to create simple presentations, deep interactive VR experiences, games, shows, VR music videos, art galleries or art pieces.

It's ready for the multi-media artist, the student or educator, the hobbyist, the modder, the memer, or the person just getting started in VR who might be intimidated by the professional tools. It's VR create-and-play ready and has LUA scripting built right in to enable expansive experimentation. We can’t wait to see what people create.”

Will this software be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We’re not sure. We honestly hope the community of Early Access users can offer guidance here. We believe there’s a world of possibilities for selling valuable add-ons and content: learning materials, tools, toys, assets, services, and so on. Furthermore, we would like to enable a marketplace for creators to sell the same through the workshop.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We love creativity fueled by community and community fueled by creativity. This creative community is our primary goal at Simmetri. We are fostering a vibrant community of content traders and teachers. Students, educators, artists, designers, VJs, hobbyists and pro’s alike.

We’re passionate about making Simmetri users more creative. What we need from users to accomplish this is simple: tell us what you like about Simmetri and how you want it improved. We will build to solve your needs and unlock more of your creative powers. Participating in early release gives you greater access to the Simmetri creators, influence in the community and culture, and a stronger hand in steering the application with feature requests.

The Early Access community can expect to co-create Simmetri in the following ways:

- High-influence feature requests
- Creation of early definitive guides, lore, badge/achievement concepts
- Leadership in early discussions
- Contributing and trading content in workshop: shows, toys/tools, tutorials/guides.
- Setting up community challenges
- Competing for most imaginative or helpful creator
- Creating and remixing DLC”
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December 5

Simmetri v.91 Build 346

In this update, we focused on making user generated content easier to share as well as updating the content browser with improved access to learning resources.

Improved Sharing



You can now easily upload your universes to the workshop and get a web-link you can send to other Simmetri users to quickly share your experiences or concepts. This panel is also where you can export your show as an application (EXE).

Here's an example share-link:
http://share.simmetri.com/?id=1581232189

Content Browser Changes



Learning resources including the interactive tutorials are now listed within the content browser under the tutorials tab. Here you can also access the experiences of the YouTube tutorial videos from our 30 days of Simmetri campaign.

Starting Points



Instead of File/New placing you into a default world with a blue sky and terrain, you will now be presented with a variety of starting points to choose from. We will be adding to the list as time goes on.

Accessing the Explore and Sharing panels

You can now access the Explore and Sharing panels via two new buttons at the top right of the main UI:



Other Bug Fixes
  • Added a new intro experience
  • Moved add-ons into a primary explore category
  • Added web hyperlinks to show descriptions
  • Added a link to our Discord server on the Explore overlay
  • Added a link to our YouTube channel on the Explore overlay
  • Created a Discord bot for the Simmetri discord channel for share-link embeds
  • Double-clicking a number with a decimal point now selects the whole number
  • Added 'About this Universe...' to the file menu to view its description
  • Added a link back to index in documentation pages
  • Recent Projects menu now filters out missing projects
  • Various performance and stability improvements
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October 25

#30DaysOfSimmetri: Daily Live Tutorials

30 Days Of Simmetri: Learn How To Code And Create VR, Everyday

We're running live YouTube tutorials on learning to code and creating VR with Simmetri for the next 30 days! Join us at 1PM EST everyday at our Simmetri Live Stream YouTube page.


  • If you can't make the live stream, don't worry! All our live sessions and more can be found at our YouTube channel: 30 Days of Simmetri Video Playlist

  • Join us on our Discord channel to talk back with us. Here's our Discord invite link: Simmetri Discord Server Invite There you can ask us anything about Simmetri and we'll always answer.

Simmetri On The Live Stage

Simmetri was recently used to make a multi-user interactive escape-the-room puzzle that was projected onto a 44' dome. Participants needed to work together to solve the puzzle and save Boston from an alien attack. Here's a photo of the show:



If you're curious on how to do this, here's a support article that shows you how to set this up in Simmetri: Rendering To A Dome

Glowing Reviews

Steam user Oeozero's writes:
"The software is very well thought out and makes it easy to quickly create anything I can imagine. The ability to not only build objects but change the physics of the VR universe makes this software virtually endless in what can be created. "
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Thanks so much Oeozero for the video review, you took it to the next level:
https://youtu.be/99e7OvA9V9s
Steam user PublicVRLab writes:
"As the lead creative designer at the Public VR Lab, I'm in a constant search for the next VR creation tool. Playing with Simmetri for the first time was a dream come true."
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Steam user Pinckney Benedict writes:
"I'm a professor in the creative writing program of a large public university. I've long been on the hunt for a tool that would allow me and my students--almost none of us STEM types or coders--to make narrative art in VR (and in 2D). Simmetri is that tool."
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Steam user []ALF writes:
"Simmetri interactive tutorials are probably the best i've ever walked through!"
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About This Software

Simmetri is a powerful sandbox for your imagination. It intuitively combines the tweaking and editing capabilities of a game-builder with the play-ability of a sandbox game to allow you to experiment and play as you build. It's a mixed reality studio that empowers artists, educators, VJs, designers and creatives to build live interactive art, VR experiences, animations, games, physics experiments...or whatever you imagine.

  • Quickly create immersive music videos, interactive VR experiences, VJ sets, games and more.
  • Jump right in with our interactive tutorial and learning system and browse and remix a world of 3D and VR content shared by other creators to the Steam workshop.
  • Go deep with hundreds of tweak-able properties and complete scripting capabilities, compose immersive music videos with the timeline feature, audio waveform signals, pulse-based programming and more.
  • Play and experiment using physics and in-built toys without coding.
  • Lua Scripting: For coders or those learning to code, a built-in code editor to enable endless interactive possibilities.
  • Export your creations directly via the Steam workshop or as your own application (.exe)

We're excited to interact directly with 'Early Access' creators as they share their vision for Simmetri and help us shape the future of the software.

Who's It For?

  • Interactive artists and designers: Make VJ sets, kiosks, live performance projections.
  • VR creators: Make Stories, sandboxes, games, experiments, etc.
  • Intellectually curious, students and educators: Make math, coding and physics experiments and demonstrations.
  • Programmers: It's a beautiful place to learn and challenge your skills.
  • Game makers: Make games.
  • You: Show us what you can make.

Content Features:

  • Interactive tutorial and learning system to get you creating right away.
  • Instantly browse and play Simmetri shows from creators around the world.
  • Instantly share your Simmetri shows to millions of other Steam users

Creativity Features:

  • Model with numerous geometries, mesh modifiers. Fusing and mesh-editing options.
  • Import 3D models (including Google Blocks, Tiltbrush and Quill, Paint 3D, Tinker CAD)
  • Real-time physics with soft bodies and ropes. Control gravity, slow down or speed up time, or add constant forces to individual objects.
  • Physics tools like impulse emitters, hinges and other constraints.
  • Spatial audio system, in-world sounds and soundtracks.
  • Large-scale terrain modeling
  • Realistic sky and oceans, distant horizon spaces and skybox support
  • Control looks with materials, lights, particle emitters and environmental effects like fog and haze.
  • A full camera system w/ lens models and image filters. Quickly create multiple camera setups.
  • Flexible, extendable UI. Use the Simmetri Steam workshop to find more tools, toys and interactive tutorials.

Animation Features:

  • Timelines allow you to keytrack hundreds of object properties.
  • Live-record object movements for replay.
  • Package up animations with "Unit+Timeline": allows you to trigger them when you want, or clone them hundreds of times over.
  • Signals: sine-waves signals, easing signals control properties
  • Audio-reactive signals connect music to properties or actions you want.
  • Script-tracks: allow timelines to control exactly when scripts fire and events happen.

Interactivity Features:

  • Tools to quickly make objects interactive, so you can interact with them in VR, for instance
  • Simple LUA scripting for adding complex interactivity with drag-and-drop support for accessing objects in script quickly
  • Pre-built interactive actors for quickly creating cars, helicopters, rolling objects and characters.
  • Game controller, mouse and keyboard-driven player controls.
  • MIDI, OSC controllability.

Import:

  • Import your 3D objects: OBJ, DAE, FBX, and dozens of other supported file formats. (*Note: not all features of every file format are supported. The early release mainly supports static scene data import).
  • Import and work instantly with your creations from Google Blocks and Tiltbrush
  • 2D images / textures: (JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF)
  • Sounds/soundtracks: (WAV, MP3, OGG)

Export:

  • Share to Steam Users via the Simmetri Steam Workshop "File > Share":
  • "Export as Application": packages your Simmetri show (aka: "universe") as a standalone folder containing your show as an executable file.
  • Share out numerous video options (see "output" below)

Input:

  • Line-in and microphones
  • MIDI input support
  • OSC input/output support
  • Spout/NDI input: Works with your favorite VJ or broadcast tool

Output:

  • Spout/NDI output: to work with your favorite VJ or broadcast tool
  • Works for both VR and non-VR (screen/projector) setups
  • OBS stream out or use dozens of other screen cap / steaming.
  • Set arbitrary video output formats / resolutions beyond 4K.
  • DomeMaster format
  • Red/blue 3D glasses output
  • 360 video output (dev mode)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
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