Hello everyone,

Working from home is an integral part of our evolving work culture, especially for us at CG Viz Studio. As 3D artists, we constantly strive for smooth collaboration and creative synergy, irrespective of our geographical locations. TeamViewer has been a valuable ally in this journey. Today, we will walk you through this fantastic tool and how you can leverage it for optimal remote working experience.

What is TeamViewer?

TeamViewer is a remote access application that enables us to connect to our work systems from anywhere in the world. It provides a secure and reliable connection for remote work and has a host of features that allow for seamless collaboration.

TeamViewer logo

Downloading and Installing TeamViewer

Visit the official TeamViewer website at www.teamviewer.com. Choose the version compatible with your operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.) and follow the prompts to complete the installation.

Selection screen for different OS versions of TeamViewer

Connecting to the Remote System

Once you have successfully installed TeamViewer, launch the application. To connect to the remote system, you'll need the provided TeamViewer ID and password.

  • Upon launching TeamViewer, you will see a dashboard with two fields marked ‘Partner ID’ and ‘Password.’ Enter the provided ID into the ‘Partner ID’ field and hit ‘Connect.’
Screenshot of the TeamViewer interface with the Partner ID field highlighted
  • You will then be prompted to enter the password. Type in the password and hit ‘Log on.’
Password input field in TeamViewer to ensure a secure connection to CG Viz Studio's system

Adjusting Your Screen Resolution

If you encounter issues with fitting the windows on your screen, you can modify the screen resolution as follows:

  • Look for the TeamViewer toolbar at the top of your screen. Click on the ‘View’ tab, and then select ‘Screen resolution.’
TeamViewer toolbar showing the screen resolution adjustment feature
  • Choose the resolution that best fits your screen from the dropdown menu.
Dropdown menu in TeamViewer for selecting preferred screen resolution

Fine-Tuning Your User Experience: Speed Vs. Quality

TeamViewer empowers users with the ability to fine-tune their remote access experience according to their needs and network conditions. Users have the option to prioritize either connection speed or image quality.

Under the ‘View’ tab, you’ll find two options: ‘Optimize speed’ and ‘Optimize quality.’
Here are the steps to adjust these settings:

  • If your internet connection is stable and strong, you might prefer a high-quality view. In this case, select ‘Optimize quality.’
TeamViewer Quality settings with 'Optimize speed' and 'Optimize quality' options
  • On the other hand, if your connection is less reliable or you’re focusing more on tasks where a high-definition view is not crucial, ‘Optimize speed’ would be a more suitable choice.
TeamViewer Optimize speed settings

Remember, these settings are adjustable and you can switch between them based on your current work requirements and network conditions.

Switching to the Old Interface

The TeamViewer 2023 update came with a revamped interface. However, if you prefer the old layout, follow these steps to switch back:

  • Open TeamViewer and sign in. Click on the gear icon located at the bottom left corner of the application.
Screenshot of the TeamViewer interface with the gear icon highlighted
  • Click on the second option, followed by “Go to this device’s settings.”
'Go to this device's settings' option in TeamViewer for personalized software setup
  • Within the ‘General’ tab, locate and disable the “Use new TeamViewer interface” option.
Toggle to switch between the new and old interface of TeamViewer
  • You’ll then be prompted to restart TeamViewer. Click on ‘Restart.’ When the application relaunches, you will see the old interface.
Restart prompt in TeamViewer after interface change
  • If you ever wish to return to the new interface, there’s a ‘New interface’ slider option on the top right corner.
Slider to return to the new TeamViewer interface from the classic version

In Conclusion: Embrace the Future with CG Viz Studio

At CG Viz Studio, we believe in nurturing an environment that empowers our team members with the tools they need to succeed, be it in our physical studio or from the comfort of their homes. With tools like TeamViewer, we are able to bring our team together, keep the creative juices flowing, and continue to deliver spectacular 3D visuals that awe and inspire.

Working remotely with us does not mean working alone. It means being part of a vibrant, supportive community of 3D artists who are constantly pushing boundaries and exploring new frontiers in visualization. The adaptability, resilience, and creativity of our team members are the engines driving our success.

We hope this guide has made TeamViewer more approachable and useful for you. We’d love to hear about your experiences and any tips you might have for using TeamViewer in the comment section below. Remember, we are all learners in this digital journey, and every tip helps!

Join us at CG Viz Studio as we blend creativity, technology, and the flexibility of remote work to create stunning visuals that leave lasting impressions. Let’s embrace the future together and continue to inspire through our creations.

Happy remote working!