VESTA Frequently Asked Questions:
Below are some questions we've received from our community.
- What is this website?
VESTA is a place for 3D content creators to share their creations and receive feedback from a growing community of explorers. Each submission on VESTA is powered by JanusWeb, a platform that allows developers to easily create and share games, simulations, experiences and other types of 3D content with other through a web browser.
- VESTA? What does that mean?
The name Vesta comes from the goddess of hearth, home and family. You can read more at Wikipedia
- Does this run on a phone?
VESTA should run on most modern phones from 2016 onwards. As hardware can differ vastly depending on the model and user-content may run at variable speeds, older phones may not be able to run certain VESTA experiences.
- OK, I've signed up for Vesta. How do I create a page?
By clicking on your Username in the top right and then clicking the [Create New Webspace] button you will be taken to the editor. The left-most section allows you to upload files. The centre panel allows you to add JanusVR JML to create content. You may learn more at this link. On the right is a live view of your new webspace.
- What is JanusWeb written in?
JanusWeb is written on top of the Elation Engine.
- Is JanusWeb open-source?
Yes. You can find the source code for JanusWeb at this link.
- Are these experiences multiplayer?
Unless the webspace-creator has disabled multiplayer you should be able to see other users in the spaces you visit.
- What does my avatar look like?
Your avatar through VESTA currently displays as a floating screen with your 2D profile image on it.
- When does my webspace get a thumbnail associated with it?
After publishing your webspace, it will be added to a queue where it will be automatically screenshotted.