You can customize the web player to make your 3D virtual tour work best for your business.
1. First, click the tab ‘Publisher.’ You will see a horizontal menu bar right under the tab.
: cancel the previous action. (keyboard shortcut : Ctrl+z / Command+z)
: reverse ‘undo’. (keyboard shortcut : Ctrl+Shift+z / Command+Shift+z)
: select a group or a section to be displayed.
: adjust photo resolution to three levels; Low, Standard, High. The higher resolution takes longer to load. Only 3D virtual tours created using very high-resolution 360° photos such as those coming from a digital camera on a panoramic mount will support all three levels.
: measure dimension in the 3D virtual tour. Click the starting point while pressing Shift key and click the ending point in the same way to measure dimension. You need set the photo scale for accurate measurement. The photo scale relates a distance in a 3D virtual tour to the actual distance in reality. The initial size of 3D virtual tour is an estimation (or a guess), but after you set the photo scale of the 3D virtual tour you can measure actual dimensions within the tour.
: set unit of measurement. You can set a different unit for each 3D virtual tour. The default unit can be set in Preferences.
: display a photo view of 3D virtual tour. This view is not only the default view of 3D virtual tour but also the most immersive way of showing your 3D virtual tour. Viewers may only use this view in the web player/Published Tour(?).
: display the 3D mesh instead of the photo view of 3D virtual tour.
: display a bird’s-eye view which is similar to Matterport’s dollhouse view. You can rotate the 3D virtual tour and move your viewpoint by dragging it.
: reset the current view into initial view.
You can set the web player option on the right menu bar.
Publish : publish your 3D virtual tour. You may not share the web-player link or embed on your website unless you enable this option.
Preview : display how your 3D virtual tour looks like to your customers before you officially opens to the public as a published tour. Any changes you’ve made in the editor will be shown in the preview of your 3D virtual tour.
Player Background : set a background image which appears in the background when the web-player it is loading. You can upload a new one from your asset library or capture an image from your 3D virtual tour by clicking the ‘capture’ button.
Autoplay : load and play the web player automatically. If this option is disabled your customer must click the play button to start the web player.
Show Nadir Photo : display nadir photo to cover the nadir of each 360° photo in your 3D virtual tour. Nadir refers to the area at the base of a 360° photo and is usually where the camera mount or tripod can be seen, therefore a nadir photo covers this part of the image. The nadir may not be visible in the web player if you have set minimum tilting angle above a certain degree.
Enable Measure : allow you to measure in the web player. You may take measurements in the Editor regardless of this setting.
Enable VR Mode: allow the use of VR headsets. You can view the web player with most of VR headsets available on the market.
Show Floor Plan : display floor plan with 3D virtual tour. The floor plan appears on the left upper of the web player and you can hide it when you want to see a full 3D virtual tour.
Blur Faces : detect faces automatically in the 3D virtual tour and blur them. You can use this function to blur curious facial expressions when you capture photos in a public space.
Tilt Angle : set the range of angles you can look up and down from the horizon in the 3D virtual tour. The maximum tilting angle is 90 degree, and the minimum tilting angle is -90 degree. Recommended angle is approximately 75 degree to -75 degree.
Size : adjust the size of the web player. The default size is 640x480 and you can change its size to fit better on your web site.
Embed Code : copy and pasted the code on your website.
Add to Highlights : Add the photo to highlight reel. Our highlight reel appears on the bottom of the web player. You can instantly jump to a photo station in the highlight reel and skip the virtual walkthrough by clicking the highlight . You can rearrange their order by dragging and you can change their name by clicking the ‘edit’ icon which appears when you hover your cursor on the photo.
Capture Screen for Highlight : set a thumbnail for highlight photo. Rotate and zoom to a viewpoint and you set the captured screen as the highlight thumbnail.
Hide in player : remove a photo station from the web player. You can hide photos stations that you don’t want to show in the web player. Hiding a photo station doesn’t affect connection between other stations and you can still virtually walkthrough your 3D virtual tours.
Set as Entry Photo : Set the first photo that will appear when someone first opens the web player.
Go to Entry Photo : jump to the entry photo from your current viewpoint.
Adjust Color : adjust brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, gamma, and vibrance of photos. Clicking Apply to All Photos will apply the color changes to all photos.
Use this Viewpoint at Opening: Click this to set the viewpoint that will be loaded for the Entry Photo and any Highlights. The orientation and the zoom (FOV) will be set. When the tour if first loaded or a highlight is pressed, the viewpoint set will be applied. Use this option before publishing the tour so that so that users are not disoriented when first loading the tour (Entry Photo) or navigating to any Highlights.