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Developer Tutorial: Deploy and Share Live Scene Previews

Decentraland scene previews are compatible with Now, a very handy service that lets you upload content to a server to run for as long as you like, for free. You can very easily upload a Decentraland scene to one of these servers, and the preview for that scene will be automatically launched for each visitor.

This is a fantastic way to share your content with others! District leaders can use this to demonstrate their progress, developers can get feedback from others, or you can simply share what you’ve built with the community to get recognition for your work and to inspire others.

Once uploaded to Now, the only thing people have to do to see your scene is follow a link. They don’t need to install the CLI, Node, NPM, or any of the other tools that would be required to run the preview on their local machine.

For example here are some scenes that are currently running in Now:

Keep in mind that each person who opens the link is running the scene independently from other users. Even though the scene runs on the same server, the scene state is stored in the user’s browser, so you can’t interact with, or see, other users.

If you deploy a remote scene, on the other hand, you will be able to interact with other people that open the link. Keep reading to learn how to deploy remote scenes to Now.

Get your scene ready #

To run your scene in Now, make sure you’re using the latest version of the SDK (4.1.0). Remember that the SDK version is specified in the scene and is determined when you first create it with the CLI. So, if you have a scene you created with an older version of the CLI, and then update the CLI, you will need to manually update the scene so it references the latest version of the SDK.

To update a scene manually, follow the instructions detailed here, under the section Migrate a scene to 4.1.0.

Once your scene has been updated to 4.1.0, modify the package.json file to include a new script c...

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