How Do I Change My Background Image?

Change the background image in your sample spatial audio space via the space's URL.

To change the background image a High Fidelity spatial audio space to one of your own choosing, simply change the URL you are using to get to a space. For example, for a space with the URL

https://map.highfidelity.com/NXZL6Cx9LhsUbDBq/

You would add a link to the image you want as your background to the end of it, like so:

https://map.highfidelity.com/NXZL6Cx9LhsUbDBq/?map=backgroundURL

In the above, backgroundURL is a URL to file hosted elsewhere.

The final link would look something like this:

https://map.highfidelity.com/NXZL6Cx9LhsUbDBq/?map=https://hifi-content.s3.amazonaws.com/ryan/garden3.jpg

If you want to see the new background while using your Host Link, your final link would look similar to this:

https://map.highfidelity.com/NXZL6Cx9LhsUbDBq/acfa08fab966ee6e76750ac5dafa7068a8fa68cf10681a936e2de68c067ee5bf/?map=https://hifi-content.s3.amazonaws.com/ryan/garden3.jpg

When you have your link, open it in your browser to access High Fidelity with the new background image.

NOTE: Background images must be 2048 x 2048 PNG or JPG files, no larger than 2mb in file size.

You must specify an HTTPS image, rather than HTTP, or else users will see “Not Secure” in their browser when they visit your server.

Sample Backgrounds

To get started, here are a few sample backgrounds you can try, with URLs.

https://hifi-content.s3.amazonaws.com/Background_Images/BG-Grad-field-2k.jpg

A stage with seating for a graduation ceremony, on a grassy field.

https://hifi-content.s3.amazonaws.com/Background_Images/pool1.jpg

A swimming pool with lounge seating around.

https://hifi-content.s3.amazonaws.com/Background_Images/BG-world-Map-2k.jpg

World Map.

https://hifi-content.s3.amazonaws.com/Background_Images/garden5.jpg

A garden with a  water fountain in the center.

https://hifi-content.s3.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/Background_Images/Stage-BG.jpg

A grassy cliff edge with water ocean water on the side.

https://hifi-content.s3.amazonaws.com/Background_Images/Wedding-Final_HIFi2k.jpg

An outdoor wedding venue in a park

https://hifi-content.s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/Background_Images/Speed-Dating-Generic.jpg

Speed-Dating-Generic

https://hifi-json.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/house-BG-default-WIP_2k.jpg

house-BG-default-WIP_2k

Share with Others

For others to see the same background image you do, they need to come in to the space via the same link you are using. 

To get this link:

  • Click the menu in the upper left hand of your window.
  • Select "Invite"
  • Click "Copy Link". The link will have the background image URL automatically appended to it.
  • Send that link to the person or people you wish to invite to your server.