This article explains how all the core concepts are tied to each other and work together. Having this holistic understanding will help you get a better understanding of GEVME Virtual as a whole, as well as a better understanding of each individual concept.
The Venue and Its LivePage Templates
The process of building a virtual venue typically starts by designing and defining its set of LivePage templates. For example, below are the livepage templates of the Genesis venue.
These are example of livepage templates for a 2D venue. The idea is the same for a 3D venue. For example below are some of the livepage templates of the Bunker venue, a 3D Panorama venue.
As you can see, the templates themselves have no inherent meaning from an event or attendee perspective. They only specify the look and feel and "structure" of the livepage.
As a physical analogy, think of each livepage template as a bare room or bare section (of a bigger building) with its walls, partitions and structures, and with no logical connections between them. The set of rooms together make up the building, which is equivalent to the virtual venue.
What you do in each room (in other words, using each template) is all up to you! Which is where experiences come into play. Experiences are the next thing that is then defined for the venue. As described in another article, a venue experience is described as follows:
A Venue Experience is a pre-configured set of livepages, blocks, content, menus and settings, all weaved together to deliver a particular event experience at a venue.
Continuing from the physical analogy, this is where you would add your tables, chairs, standup banners, advertisement posters, LCD screens, etc. to your physical venue and arrange them in a particular configuration for your event.
Therefore, when an experience is selected for a virtual venue, what actually happens is that the list of default livepages with all their blocks, content, settings and menu items (all defined under that experience) are created, based on the livepage templates.
And Your Event is Ready!
With all of these put together, the venue is then ready to welcome the last but most critical piece of an event: the attendees!
Here's an animated graphic to sum it all up.