Building Your First VR Experience In Decentraland

This is a brief video and tutorial on building your first VR experience in the Decentraland VR platform and getting you started with the tools, a-minus syntax. By the end of this tutorial you will have an area of land with a Lambo on it you can walk around. Publishing the land to the Ethereum blockchain will come in a later video.

Sorry for the fan noise, the client seemed to have killed my CPU 🙂

First you need to install node from either:

I am currently using version 8.9.1

Then you need to install the Decentraland CLI tool. The tool is documented at but is installed with the command

npm install -g decentraland


I ran in to a bug where the first time I ran the install command it failed to install. When I ran it for a second time it installed fine.

Now create your decentraland directory, I’m calling mine rus-demo

cool-2:Code rus$ mkdir rus-demo
cool-2:Code rus$ cd rus-demo


Now run dcl init inside the directory you just made

cool-2:rus-demo rus$ dcl init

? Scene title: rus_demo
? Your ethereum address: (recommended — used to check ownership of parcels when deploying
your scene) 0x818118181888
? Your name: (optional — shown to other users so that they can contact you) rus
? Your email: (optional — shown to other users so that they can contact you)
? Parcels comprising the scene (recommended — used to show the limts of your scene and upl
oad to these coordinates)
Please use this format: ‘x,y; x,y; x,y …’
1,1; 1,2; 2,1; 2,2
? Do you want to continue? Yes
New project created in ‘/Users/rus/Documents/Code/rus-demo’ directory.
? Which type of project would you like to generate? Static a-minus scene project
cool-2:rus-demo rus$ ls -al
total 24
drwxr-xr-x 9 rus staff 306 22 Mar 09:24 .
drwxr-xr-x@ 79 rus staff 2686 22 Mar 09:22 ..
-rw-r — r — 1 rus staff 116 22 Mar 09:24 .dclignore
drwxr-xr-x 3 rus staff 102 22 Mar 09:24 .decentraland
drwxr-xr-x 2 rus staff 68 22 Mar 09:24 audio
drwxr-xr-x 2 rus staff 68 22 Mar 09:24 models
-rw-r — r — 1 rus staff 495 22 Mar 09:24 scene.json
-rw-r — r — 1 rus staff 358 22 Mar 09:21 scene.xml
drwxr-xr-x 2 rus staff 68 22 Mar 09:24 textures


Download the lambo files from

Extract the models and put them in the models folder

Open the scene.xml in your favourite text editor, replace the contents with the following a-minus code to display an object.

      <a-obj-model obj-model="obj: models/Avent.obj; mtl: models/Avent.mtl" position="0 0 0" rotation="0 0 0" scale="1 1 1"/>


Save the scene.

Run dcl start.

dcl start


Drive your lambo to the moon.

The Decentraland marketplace has now been launched at

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