All Frame Settings Breakdown

All Frame Settings Breakdown

Apr 10, 2023 8:37 PM

Frame Creators and Admins get access to Frame Settings. There’s a lot in here and we’ll take it one by one, starting from top to bottom.

All Frame Settings

Upgrade Button
Use this to upgrade the Frame and manage subscriptions in a linked portal.
Action Editor Button
This opens the Action Editor.
Branding Options
Accessible to Frames on the Pro Plan (see pricing), this will let you set the logo that appears on the load screen, the connect panel, and the sidebar. See the branding page.
Frame Link
This simply shows your Frame link.
Password Protect Field
Use this to set a password for your Frame, an effective way to restrict access to your Frame while still not requiring users to log in.
Environment Picker
Use this to pick your Frame environment. Changing it will be an immediate change, all users will see the new environment once it’s loaded in.
Upload Custom Environment Button
This lets you upload a custom 3D environment to Frame, which needs to be a .glb file. Optionally you can also include a lightmap texture and/or a separate .glb for your navigation mesh. Read more about creating custom Frame environments.
User Capacity Picker
For Pro or Plus Frames (see pricing), you can pick a user capacity beyond the default 8.
Single User Mode
Sets whether your Frame is single-user or multi-user mode
Reset to scene 1 when empty Toggle
Sets if your Frame will go back to scene 1 after everyone leaves the Frame. Read about scenes.
Allow Spectator Mode
Sets whether spectator mode is allowed for your Frame.
Mics on by default when users connect
Sets whether or not Frame should try to access and turn on users’ microphones when they first enter your Frame.
Enable text chat
Sets whether the text chat is enabled or not.
Store chat history
Sets whether the text chat history is stored (note - we only store the last 100 messages.
Auto-seat enabled
Sets whether Frame will try to automatically place users into seats. This only works with environments that have seats.
Enable private voice zones
Sets whether private voice zones are enabled or not. This can be a handy way to quickly broadcast your voice throughout a Frame that has voice zones, if you need everyone to hear something (you might want megaphone on for this too!)
Flying enabled
Sets whether flying is enabled for the Frame. Note that this alone won’t make you or other people fly. Once this is turned on, people still need to turn on flying inside of Quick Settings at the top of the sidebar.
Basketball enabled
This will let people shoot some hoops in a very simple, no-score kind of way. With this on, people will see a small basketball icon available in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Clicking that will pull up a hoop and a ball, or if a hoop is already in the scene, just a ball!
Enable RPM avatars
This will let users pick Ready Player Me avatars as an option in Frame. Ready Player Me is a third-party avatar service. They can be configured on the connect panel of Frame when people first arrive to it, via the “avatar settings” button. That will pull up the avatar setup screen, where “RPM” will be an available option. Read more about some of the pros and cons of enabling this in the avatars page.
Non-admins can only edit assets they upload
There may be times where you want people to be able to bring assets into Frame, but not edit the assets that other people have brought in. This setting makes that happen. Keep in mind that admins can always edit all assets no matter what.
Allow others to remix
As an admin, you can copy your Frames to other URLs, to give you a perfect copy of a Frame that you can edit without altering the original. If you want others to be able to remix your Frames in this way if they are on your Frame, turn this on. See more about remixing.
Play sound when user enters
Most users appreciate this little chime when a user enters their Frame, but it could be undesired if many people are entering at the same time or people are entering late. You can turn it off with this switch.
Sky enabled
This will turn on a simple blue sky in your Frame.
Full body avatars
The default for new Frames is that they have full body avatars enabled, which we recommend. Frame also supports half-body, floater avatars if you prefer those, but we don’t recommend moving to these because they will be deprecated in the future.
Show wall buttons
Some Frames have blue plus buttons on certain walls that make it easy to add assets directly to those walls. You can disable them with these toggle.
Show environment when spheres open
When you expand a 360 photo or skybox (see more about 360 photos here), by default the Frame environment will disappear to give you a nice full view of the 360 photo all around you. Sometimes, though, you will want the environment to stay visible while the sphere is expanded, like if your environment has windows or open areas. This can be a powerful way to give your Frame environment a background.
Show scene assets when spheres open
Similar to the setting above this, this one lets you control whether the other assets in your scene are visible when a 360 photo or skybox is expanded.
Enable default scene light
This should stay enabled unless you have a custom light setup in your custom environment. See tutorial here about lighting in custom 3D environments.
Enable shadows for 3D models
Turning this on only makes sense in environments with custom light setups, or in our “Experiments” branch. Environments need textures that respond to light
Enable SSAO for environment?
Enable question queue?
Turning this on adds a button to the top left user interface in your Frame labeled “I HAVE A QUESTION”. It’s helpful for online support centers or classrooms where you want to provide a way for people to indicate that they need help or have a question. Admins can then see in the People menu if people have a question, where they will have a little question mark on their badge! See the dedicate page about the question queue feature.
Notification picker
Permissions section
This is where you can set a wide variety of permissions, such as who can edit your Frame, view your Frame, and many more. See our dedicated permissions page.
Members dropdown
This dropdown lets you add members to your Frame. Adding a member will send them an email letting them know they’ve been invited to the Frame.
Admins dropdown
This dropdown lets you add admins to your Frame. Adding an admin will send them an email letting them know they’ve been invited to the Frame (see permissions).
Domains dropdown
This lets you set up your list of supported domains. Then, you can make it so that only users logged in with email addresses at those domains can connect to your Frame using viewing permissions (see permissions).
Presentation Mode button
This will simply set a few permission settings for you that we think make sense for large presentations. Specifically, it makes it so that only admins can use their microphone, camera, or share screens.
Use map environment button
Generate nav mesh button
This button is experimental, but it will try to generate a new navigation mesh for your environment that incorporates any 3D models or shapes that you’ve brought into it. It may cause performance issues or may not work altogether. Please let us know if you have issues with it please email
Performance Monitor
The Performance Monitor helps you evaluate how smooth your Frame might run on different devices. A key thing to pay attention to is your “fps”, or frames-per-second, which hopefully is 60 or higher. You can also see your fps at the bottom of the sidebar without having your Frame Settings open. For a deeper discussion about performance debugging in Frame, see our dedicated page about it.
Description field
Describe your Frame and its purpose. Or don’t - because we don’t use this field anywhere just yet!
Delete Frame button
This will delete your Frame, and it is not reversible so be very cautious please!

  • Branding Options dropdown:
  • Link:
  • Password Protection:
  • Environment dropdown:
  • User and Spectator capacity dropdown:
  • Toggles:



Map environment: