2021-07-19 at 12:57 pm #43011
Hi, I’ve been wondering a few times how specifically the upload to V3D Network works.
For example, if I upload the project, do I have to upload it again and get a new link if something in the project changes?
Also, how can I find the link that has been created without uploading it again?
Or, is uploading to V3D Network not an intensive operation, meaning I should not be concerned if I am uploading a project many times.
2021-07-19 at 4:07 pm #43025xeonCustomer
- This topic was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by jdhutchinson.
I am sure someone at Soft8Soft will have a better explanation but from what I have experienced, it seems to be a basic FTP upload.
It takes the files from you specified project folder and uploads them to your account using the same file structure. Once a project is created the “link” remains the same regardless of the number of changes or reuploads you make. Its not until the project is deleted and then re-uploaded do you get a new URL.
I have not found any way to update the folder structure or a single file without re-uploading the entire project. So for me, if there is a change I have to reupload the project to see the changes.
You do not need to reupload to get the link. On the left side of the App Manager is a cloud icon. This will get you to your online directory. You can locate the HTML of your specific project and then in your browser right click and open link. Then you can copy the link.
If you are super concerned, you can create a webserver on your local machine and test everything locally and then you dont have to worry about uploading to Soft8Soft. However, the concept with V3D or webgl in general is the file sizes should be rather small so the overall time to upload should be short. So upload as frequently as you like and don’t worry about it.
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Interactive Solutions2021-07-19 at 7:23 pm #43028Alexander KovelenovStaff2021-07-19 at 8:49 pm #43029
You can locate the HTML of your specific project and then in your browser right click and open link. Then you can copy the link.
Aha! Perfect! I had got into the network directory but not realised the hot link was used here. I was still accessing the local copy after uploading, wondering why I only got the upload link for that split second.
Okay, so if I understand correctly, any files that I ‘replace’ or ‘overwrite’, should see changes reflected in the link I have uploaded?
It was no concern over being secure etc, purely just not fully understanding if I was using the feature correctly! Thanks Xeon.2021-07-20 at 3:33 am #43037GlifTekCustomer
Good info here, guys.
Curious about a few points…
What is the timeframe option about?
(On mobile now, forgot the term) to be able to re-upload?
Also, have the settings changed as to not upload the any bulky backups from your puzzle editor visual logic xml files?
Or should people backup and/or delete them before uploading since they’re useless and hog space when not local.
2021-07-20 at 10:03 am #43045Alexander KovelenovStaff
@gliftek If you mean “Verge3D Network cache age”, this affects the time the browser considers your assets valid. For example if you specify 60 minutes, then all uploads within this timeframe won’t appear when you reload your app in the browser.
As for backups, we don’t upload them to the Network in the recent versions of Verge3D.
2021-07-23 at 1:35 pm #43141
- This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by Alexander Kovelenov.
Sometimes I find the behaviour is just buggy. I re-uploaded a project to the network, the link still goes to the old version of the project. The local host version is still correct though.
Is this something separate to the caching that was discussed?2021-07-23 at 3:58 pm #43146xeonCustomer
If you re-upload your project without changing the name of your project, the URL will not change.
You need to be sure to dump your cache before checking the page again or use incognito mode in chrome to ensure you are getting a refreshed display.
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Interactive Solutions2021-07-26 at 10:20 am #43236
Yeah that’s the before I saw. I’m keeping the project and therefore the cd url the same.
I’ll remember to try incognito next time I am not seeing changes reflected.
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