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How to Create a Virtual Tour in HoloBuilder

The primary use case for HoloBuilder is the creation of virtual tours for people working in construction and real estate agents.

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Written by Anna-Azize Adami
Updated over a week ago

A virtual tour is a set of 360° photos that are interlinked within a HoloBuilder project. This makes it possible to virtually discover a place by “walking” from one photosphere to the other.

Get a quick overview of which steps you have to take to easily create a 360° tour with HoloBuilder.

  1. Capture & upload 360° images

  2. Link your 360° images

  3. Edit your tour

  4. Share your HoloBuilder project

Create your own virtual tour

1 Capture & upload 360° images

A crucial prerequisite for your virtual tour is a set of 360° photos of the place you want to make virtually accessible.
For that, all you need is a suitable 360° camera and HoloBuilder. There are plenty of 360° cameras available. Please consult the list of cameras that are compatible with HoloBuilder, we recommend the Ricoh Theta V

Now, there are two options for capturing your 360° images:

We also offer a feature for adding 2D photos directly to your sheetmap without having to integrate it in a 360° image. Find out more in this article. 

To interlink your uploaded 360° images, either drag and drop a scene from the project panel into the current scene or add the corresponding action object from the object menu. For a more customized solution, you can also add your personal object designs.

Link image icon in HoloBuilder

We recommend adding links to all relevant scenes in order to provide a smooth experience. This article will give you a more detailed tutorial on how to link your 360° images. 

3 Edit your tour

Apart from linking your scenes to an interactive tour, HoloBuilder also offers other options for enhancing your projects interactively, such as sheets and Time Travel.
Below, we listed several tutorials that help you edit your tour in the Web Editor:

4 Share your HoloBuilder project

  1. To share your project, simply click on the share icon at the top of the editor.

  2. Use either the share URL to distribute the tour via your various social media channels or the embed code to seamlessly integrate your virtual tour as an iframe within your website and any other HTML-based platform.

Learn more about your sharing options or how to responsively embed the iframe into your website with this tutorial.

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