Photo Galleries and 3D Models

WHAT IS A TIMEBOX GALLERY?

Timebox Photo Galleries provides new, visually interesting, personalizable, collaborative spaces to play with your photos, videos and Live Photos. 

A Timebox Gallery is displayed as a 3D building. Each Timebox user starts with:

  • One private Gallery called Photo Library that contains scrollable Grid and Map Timelines with all your daily Photo Stories (as long as you gave Timebox permission to access your Photos) and an Albums Room for your Shared Albums.

  • If you are logged into iCloud you also get one Group Gallery, to which you can privately invite family, friends, colleagues and clients to connect and collaborate with you.

From outside any Gallery, add additional Galleries anytime by tapping + followed by Make New Gallery. You can also make a new gallery from a Timeline by tapping the Add To button and then tapping Make New Gallery. Three Group Gallery templates are included to help you get started: Family Stories, Group Travelogue and Team Gallery.

All your Galleries are customizable with just 2 buttons, Paintbrush and +. Easily design and decorate the interiors and exteriors of your Galleries with additional rooms, windows, colors, lighting and 3D models (available for free or as In-App Purchase) including: 

  • Furnishings

  • Decor

  • Active Photo Frames

  • Landscaping

  • Landmarks

  • Sports equipment

  • Musical instruments

  • Vehicles

  • Your own 3D (USDZ) models!

When you are in a Group Gallery you can also use the + to add Stories from the Photo Library.

Tap the Circular Arrow button in the lower left corner to refresh the view.

Tap the Information button in the lower left corner for onscreen help.

Tap the Timebox icon in the upper left for online help at Timeboxapp.com, to Send Feedback, Rate Timebox or Signup for Timebox news.

What are group GALLERIES?

Designed specifically for groups of people who want to PRIVATELY combine their photos, videos, Live Photos and stories Timebox Group Galleries make collaboration simple. 

  • Perfect for:

    • Family Stories

    • Group Travelogues

    • Birthdays

    • Team Galleries

    • Events

    • Memorials  

    • Group Projects  

Create a personalized Group Gallery by tapping the + and Make a New Gallery. Design and customize the interior and exterior your Gallery with the + and Paintbrush button. Then, add the Photo Stories from your Photo Library Gallery that you want to share to your new Group Gallery:

  • Tap the + then Stories from Photo Library from anywhere inside the Group Gallery:

    • Tap Select, then tap the checkbox of the Photo Stories you want to add. Tap Done when you’re finished. The Photo Stories will automatically be added to your Gallery.

    • Tap the Bookshelf button to add Photo Stories from a Shared Album, choose the Album, then tap the checkbox of the Photo Stories you want to add. Tap Done when you’re finished. The Photo Stories will automatically be added to your Gallery.

  • To add Photo Stories from your Photo Library Gallery while in a Group Gallery Timeline, tap the +, then tap the checkbox of the Photo Stories you want to add. Tap the Bookshelf button to add Photo Stories from Shared Albums. Tap Done when you’re finished.

You can also add Photo Stories directly from your Photo Library Gallery to any Group Gallery:

  • From either the Grid or the Map Timeline in your Photo Library Gallery, tap Select to select the Photo Stories you want to add, then tap Add To and choose the Gallery you want them added to or make a New Gallery.

Tap the People button in the upper right to invite people to visit, “walk around” and add their own photo Stories to yours to create a long-lasting, combined account of a trip, person, project or event. 

Photo Stories in a Group Gallery are stored in iCloud and are viewable and optionally editable by other people that you invite. You can add or remove stories from a Group Gallery at any time with either Add To or the Trash Can. You can also add or remove invited people or change their permissions (Can make changes and view-only) by tapping People in the upper right.

Timebox is iOS only. People without iOS devices can view your Galleries but not collaborate using the timebox.co web app.

What is a 3D model and how do I customize my gallery?

A 3D model is a photo-realistic drawing that you can see all the sides of by panning around it. Timebox comes with hundreds (more on the way) of built-in 3D models (free and Apple In-App Purchase) for many styles of furniture, decor, landscaping, musical instruments, sporting gear and vehicles. You can also add your own "USDZ” 3D models that you can acquire from 3D model web sites, in-house 3D model artists and 3D model design tools.

Two buttons, Paintbrush and + are used to add 3D models and customize your Galleries.

To add a 3D model to the exterior of a Gallery:

  • Tap the + button.

  • Tap the category you are interested in for example landmark, landscaping, sports, vehicle or 3D Model File (USDZ) for your own models.

  • You’ll then see a list of available models in that category and their purchase price - free or Apple In-App Purchase. Once added, all models can be reused an unlimited number of times.

  • If the 3D model is free, tap Add and it will be added to your exterior scene. Drag and drop to your preferred placement.

  • Sign-in with your Apple ID to purchase a 3D model as an In-App Purchase. Tap Buy, then you will be all set. Tap Add to add the 3D model to your Timebox scene.

To add a 3D model to the interior of a Gallery:

  • Tap the door to enter the Gallery.

  • Swipe left, right, up and down to look around.

  • Tap on the + button to see the list of what you can add to your wall or floor. Tap the category to see the list of choices. Add a door to make a whole new room. If you want to make a Porch Doorway you can. Give it a try!

  • Tap the + to add a shelf, add the shelf, then tap the shelf, and then the + sign to see what you can add to the shelf. Try this for a table too.

  • If the 3D model is free, tap Add and it will be added to your interior scene. Drag and drop to your preferred placement.

  • Tap Buy, then sign-in with your Apple ID to purchase a 3D model as an In-App Purchase. Tap Add to add the 3D model to your Timebox scene. Drag and drop to your preferred placement.

About the Paintbrush button:

  • Tap the Paintbrush on the exterior scene to change the building color, roof color or wall color.

  • Tap the Paintbrush on the interior scene to change the wall color, ceiling light brightness or floor material. You can also use the Paintbrush to adjust the light brightness of lamps.

  • Tap on 3D model then the Paintbrush to change the style of a 3D model, rotate it, adjust the size or delete it.

What is a Timebox photo story?

A Photo Story in Timebox is a group of one or more photos, videos and Live Photos plus text and maps, typically from a particular date or range of dates. Photo Stories make it easy to arrange your photos, videos and Live Photos and add titles, captions, locations, tags and other text.

When you give Timebox permission to access your Photos, the powerful Timebox engine will organize your 1000s of photos, videos and Live Photos into daily Photo Stories and present them on Grid and Map Timelines and in Active Photo Frames in your Photo Library Gallery. Location pins will also appear on any globes.

Timebox Photo Stories are somewhat similar to stories in other apps like Instagram and Snapchat, though different in one very important respect: Timebox Photo Stories are long lasting. Unlike stories in other apps which are ephemeral and may only last 24 hours, Timebox Photo Stories are meant to be viewed and enjoyed by you and anyone you share them with for as long as you like. However, you're always free to permanently delete any Photo Story at any time, including the automatically created Photo Stories.