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Docent Platform

You’ve probably come across a docent at the museum. These volunteers provide visitors with insightful information that they wouldn’t get without the docent’s superior knowledge.

Elara’s Docent platform functions in much the same way as a terrestrial docent. Users are brought into a web-based, immersive, 3D environment which features your branded devices and products. Elara’s Docent experiences can be self-guided but also allow for real-time communications between your representatives and potential customers for maximum impact.  Docent can also be used for interactive solutions, such as virtual tours, collaborative training, and much, much more.

First, choose your environment:

Docent offers four customizable, visually rich, 360 virtual environments that immerse and captivate the viewer. Simply choose one of our preset environments which consists of a lab, operating room, industrial hangar, or an abstract world.

If you’re looking for more of a unique setting, not a problem. Let us know the environment you’re looking to create and we’ll prepare a custom quote for you.

Second, determine three interactive models:

Generally, the product models our clients deliver to us are available in CAD format.  Once we have CAD drawings, our talented and experienced designers will get to work creating your photorealistic, custom 3D models. These models will not only be able to be used within Docent, but can also be leveraged and used in print, animation or even an XR experience. If you don’t have CAD drawings of your models, not to worry, our designers can create 3D models from scratch.

Third, define your information hotspots:

You can assemble up to five unique hotspots within Docent that users can activate to learn more information.  They’ll simply click on a hot spot and will be shown pre-existing content such as a photorealistic animation, a video, a case study (the possibilities are endless) that allows them to learn more information about the device or are tagged with the hotspot.

Fourth, engage in your virtual meeting room:

All we need for you to do is complete steps 1-3 in order to make meaningful connections happen through Docent. When your content is combined with real-time web-based communications (much like Zoom, Webex, and other platforms) you can literally walk and talk with your customers and lead them through a real-time product demonstration.  For training, team members can interact with each other, discuss their findings, and develop meaningful connections to shared concepts.

Looking for a higher level of customization?


If the available environments in Docent don’t work for your product, we can customize an environment that works perfectly.  We can also add additional hotspots and create customized content for your hotspots.  If you want to add additional rooms or environments into your Docent experience, we can do that as well.  Of course, it will cost a little extra, but if you absolutely need to hit the mark, it will likely be worth the additional expense.  If you’re interested in creating your own custom environment click here.