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Open an experience

    Overview

    IntuiFace experiences can be opened using either Composer or Player. To better understand the differences between Composer and Player, see this article. In short, use Composer to build and test your experiences, use Player to run your experiences on devices in the field.

    If your goal is to deploy an experience to devices running Player - i.e. to both place an experience on a device with Player and run that experience - check out this manual approach and this automated approach.

    NOTE: All of the options below use the Experiences panel found in both Composer and Player. With one exception, all experiences must first be published and - if created by an IntuiFace account other than yours , shared with you - to be visible in the Experiences panel. The exception applies to Composer and Player for Windows as they can also open an experience that can be found via Windows Explorer.

    This is the Experiences panel in Composer. Player's Experiences panel is identical except for

    1. Removal of the New tab
    2. On the iPad and Android tablets: Addition of a Preview tab.

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    Composer

    Open one of your own previously edited experiences

    1. View the Experiences panel
      • The Experiences panel is visible either when no experience is open or if you select the menu item File -> Open or File -> Show Experiences Panel.
    2. Select the My Experiences tab.
    3. Optionally apply one of the many filters

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    4. Click the thumbnail of the project you wish to open.

    Open an experience shared with you

    1. View the Experiences panel
      • The Experiences panel is visible either when no experience is open or if you select the menu item File -> Open or File -> Show Experiences Panel.
    2. Select the Shared With Me tab.
    3. Optionally apply one of the many filters

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    4. Click the thumbnail of the project you wish to open.

    Open a local experience not opened before

    Every project has an associated .ifx file located at the very top of the project's folder hierarchy. This file is created and updated every time you create and save changes to an experience. This is also the file used to open an experience. (For more about the structure of an IntuiFace project, see this article.)

    1. View the Experiences panel
      • The Experiences panel is visible either when no experience is open or if you select the menu item File -> Open or File -> Show Experiences Panel.
    2. Select the My Experiences tab.
    3. Click the Select a project icon.

    4. Browse to and select the .ifx file associated with your project.

    You can also open an experience by double-clicking on the .ifx file itself. Of course, this double-click option will only work if you have already installed Composer.

    Open a Windows-based experience directly into Composer's Play Mode

    • Method One: Automatically Trigger Play Mode
      This method is helpful if you have a colleague or client who doesn't possess a Player license and doesn't need/want to see Composer in Edit Mode. Have them install Composer Free and you do the following:
      • Change the .ifx extension of the project file to .ifxp. When Composer sees this new extension, it knows to open the experience in Play Mode.
      • Put a copy of the project on your colleague/client's machine. See this article for information about copying a project to a new device.
      • Tell your colleague/client to double-click on the .ifxp file. This opens the project in Composer's Play Mode.
      • To return to Edit Mode, click the Escape key on your keyboard. For more information, see this article.
    • Method Two: Share as Play Only
      This method places an experience in your colleague's/client's Experiences panel but - even in Composer - prevents them for seeing the experience in Edit Mode.

    Player

    Open one of your own published experiences

    1. View the Experiences panel
      • The Experiences panel is visible whenever an experience is not actively running.
    2. Select the My Experiences tab.
    3. Optionally apply one of the many filters

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    4. Click the thumbnail of the project you wish to open.

    Open an experience shared with you

    1. View the Experiences panel
      • The Experiences panel is visible whenever an experience is not actively running.
    2. Select the Shared With Me tab.
    3. Optionally apply one of the many filters

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    1. Click the thumbnail of the project you wish to open.

    Open a local experience not opened before (Player for Windows only)

    Every project has an associated .ifx file located at the very top of the project's folder hierarchy. This file is created and updated every time you create and save changes to an experience. This is also the file used to open an experience. (For more about the structure of an IntuiFace project, see this article.)

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    Open a local experience not opened before from the Experiences Panel

    1. View the Experiences panel
      • The Experiences panel is visible either when no experience is open or if you select the menu item File -> Open or File -> Show Experiences Panel.
    2. Select the My Experiences tab.
    3. Click the Select a project icon.

    4. Browse to and select the .ifx file associated with your project.

    Open a local experience not opened before by double-clicking on the .ifx file

    You can also open an experience by double-clicking on the .ifx file itself. Of course, this double-click option will only work if you have already installed Player.

    Open a local experience not opened before with a command line

    In windows you can use the following command line: "C:\Program Files (x86)\IntuiLab\IntuiFace\Player\IntuiFacePlayerApp.exe" "<fullpath the project folder>\project.ifx"

    Refer to Command line options for Player for Windows for more option when using command line.

    Preview Mode: Available for Player on iPad, Android and Chrome OS.

    On iPad, Android and Chrome OS, Player can open and run an experience that is also, at the same time, running in Composer's Play Mode. The advantage of this option is that it does not require the experience to first be published and shared.