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Quick Start Guide


This quickstart is aimed at developers who want to build on top of this platform, if all you want is to deploy it pre-configured on your platform, please read the guide on deploying using Docker.


Netherlands3D is developed in Unity, thus you'll need few prerequisites to start with the platform:

  1. Install Unity, the recommended version is Unity 2023 LTS, including the WebGL build options. Please check the Unity Download Page -or Unity Hub- and the official Installation Guide for assistance.
  2. Basic understanding of Unity and C# programming language.

Getting Started

  1. Firstly, clone the Netherlands3D/twin repository from GitHub:

    git clone
  2. Once cloned, open the project in Unity. After the project has loaded, you can start tweaking and modifying the application as per your needs.

Do make sure that your build settings are set to build the project as a WebGL application, as several functionalities are tailored to that platform.


Copy the Main scene

It's recommended to create a copy of the 'Main' scene before making any modifications. This ensures that you're not directly altering the original scene which, as the project is in continuous development, can lead to conflicts.

To copy a scene in Unity:

  • Select the 'Main' scene in the Project window.
  • Press Ctrl+D or right-click and select 'Duplicate' from the context menu.

Inspect the Configuration and ConfigurationStarter Scriptable Objects

Check the 'Configuration' and 'ConfigurationStarter' scriptable objects for initial settings of the project. This includes the starting position of your digital twin. These configurable parameters allow you to customize initial settings as per your requirements.

Next Steps

With just these steps, you can immediately build and release your own customized Digital Twin; next up you can read up on what and how you can configure the platform without making any code changes.