Sharing your HoloBuilder projects can improve your communication and collaboration efforts. Allow stakeholders to participate in virtual tours on any web browser, improve visibility and transparency, and enjoy a host of other benefits.
With our share permission settings, we allow you to control what others see when you share your project with them. This is useful when you have markups or objects relevant to your internal team, but do not want your client to see them.
To share your HoloBuilder project
- Open the project in the Web Editor.
- Click on the share project button located next to the project name in the upper menu bar as depicted below:
Basic - Sharing the whole project
The basic sharing settings will open in a dialog box. If you didn’t save your project just yet, the project will be automatically saved when clicking on the ‘share’ button. The basic sharing dialog box will open automatically after the project was saved.
Under BASIC you can share your project via email or copy and share the direct link to your project. For deeper customization click on the ADVANCED tab.
With the basic sharing settings, you can easily and quickly share your HoloBuilder projects anywhere.
Copy the ‘Share Link‘ below and paste it into your blog, social network profile or an email to share the project effortlessly with a large group or only selected few.
By default, the basic share link always opens with the first image of the Project Panel in linear order. The player view has Auto Start disabled. However, all three panels are shown and Rotate On Load is enabled.
Advanced sharing settings
Change between basic sharing and ‘advanced’ sharing by clicking on the corresponding buttons at the top of the ‘Share HoloBuilder Project‘ dialog box as illustrated in the image below. Here you will find options to modify and hide certain elements from your shared project.
You can choose to share all your photos in your project, or share your project with actively applied filters.
On the right side of the screen you can select the boxes for modifications to other aspects of the project. They can be selected in any combination.
To change the first scene of the shared model, click the drop down menu under "Start Scene," and select the scene of your choosing.
To embed your project in your website, copy and paste the code under "Embed Code."
To share your project with any of these selections applied, copy and share the link under "Full Screen Link."
In the Advanced Share Setting, you can customize the layout of the player view you want to share your project in. Additionally, you can filter the shown scenes according to pre-set image categories, select a new opening scene and embed your customized project view.
Share the customized ‘Fullscreen Link’ via email or company internal personal messages, instant messaging or more publicly over social networks.
Use filters to share a specific scene
In the player and editor, you can restrict access to only selected 360° images by using categories and filters while sharing. Apply filters in the editor and select ‘Share project with applied filters’ in the Advanced Sharing Settings.
As an example, if you would share a link to only show one specific scene you can use the following workflow:
- Click on open project properties (File > Properties OR click the project name in the middle of the upper panel)
- Click on categories and create a new category. You can use a name that identifies the scene
- Save changes
- Click on the scene you want to share on the left part of the screen
- Click on “Edit scene properties” (The pen symbold located on the upper left side of the screen)
- Tick the checkbox of the category name you created earlier and then apply changes
- Click on filter button on the left
- Tick the created category
- Again click on the sharing button and click advanced
- Click share project with applied filters
You can also copy the ‘Fullscreen Link’ or embed the project to share the project only with the selected 360° images according to the category settings in the editor. Learn more about how to create categories and apply Filters here.
Set a custom start scene
By default, the shared project link will open with the first scene in the Project Panel on the right-hand side. Set a different opening scene by choosing one from the drop-down menu of ‘Start Scene’ in the Advanced Sharing Settings. The start scene is the first scene the viewer will see when opening the project.
Alternatively, while in the editor or in the player view, navigate to the scene you would like the project to open with and copy the project link from the browser’s address bar.
Custom sharing settings
When using the custom sharing settings, these changes will be locked with the ‘Fullscreen Link’ and the ‘Embed Code’ to be shared. Please note that each time you change the combination of share setting, the link itself will change. Thus, if you change the settings, you will have to also share the new link once again with anybody who already had a link before but should get the new sharing settings for it.
There are five settings for individual customization of the player view plus one option only available when disabling ‘Auto Start Player’. The sharing settings are only applied when using the advanced ‘Fullscreen Link’.
- Show Navigation Panel
- Rotate On Load
- Show Project Panel
- Auto Start Player
- Switch directly in fullscreen view
- Show Control Panel
- Show Markups
- Start in SiteStream
1) Show Navigation Panel
The ‘Show Navigation Panel‘ is activated by default and will be displayed in any projects shared with the basic share link if not manually deactivated. Add the navigation panel to make a linear changing of scenes available and substitute the project panel for a more natural navigation in between scene. Navigate directly to a specific scene by selecting the scene name from the drop-down list in the middle. Or, use the arrows on the left and right to move linearly according to the given scene order as shown in the scene overview.
If no interactable objects for changing the scene are added to the project, the viewers can easily change the scene by selecting individual scenes directly from the navigation panel or with the arrows.
Note: Naming your scenes when creating a project makes it easier to distinguish the scenes from another and simplify navigation with the navigation panel.
2) Rotate On Load
The ‘Rotate On Load‘ setting is activated by default and will rotate the opening photosphere in a shared project if not manually deactivated in the advanced share settings. Activate to automatically rotate the scene when opening it in the web player view. The rotation of the scene when opening suggests the viewer to rotate interactively the 360° photosphere format or any 3D representation. Only the first scene of a project will automatically rotate. By clicking once in the 360° image, the autorotation of the scene will stop.
3) Show Project Panel
Turn on the ‘Project Panel’ to add a panel with a scene overview on the left side of the web player as shown in the image below. If no interactable objects for changing the scene are added to the project, the viewers can easily change the scene by selecting individual scenes directly from the scene overview in the project panel.
The project panel with the scene overview can be hidden on the right-hand side of the player. Expand the project panel by clicking on the doubled arrow or hide it.
Note: When deactivating the ‘Show project panel’, the panel won’t be available at all in the shared/ embedded player view to switch between scenes.
4) Auto Start Player
When checked, the tour will load automatically when opening the share link without only showing a cover image first. Auto Start is disabled by default in the basic share link and enabled by default in the advanced share settings. On mobile, the shared project will always have the Auto Start disabled regardless your settings to avoid any unwanted data usage of your mobile data.
If not turned on, by default, a thumbnail of the first scene will be loaded as a cover image with a play button to manually start the project tour. However, you can also customize the image as described below.
The start screen image for the deactivated autoplay in the player view can be customized in the Project Properties. Click on the name of the project at the top of the editor to open the Project Properties. To upload a custom image, e.g. your logo, click the thumbnail image in ‘General’. The browsing window opens and you can browse your computer for the desired image. Click ‘Open’ and SAVE CHANGES. Alternatively, you can select a thumbnail from the screenshots you made while setting a default view of your scene etc.
5) Switch directly to fullscreen
Enable ‘Switch directly to fullscreen’ to open the project in complete fullscreen. The project will cover the complete screen after clicking on the play button of the cover image. The fullscreen view can be closed by clicking on the fullscreen toggle icon in the ‘Control Panel’ at the bottom of the player. Alternatively, leave the fullscreen view by hitting ‘Esc’ on your keyboard, e.g. if the Control Panel is disabled.
6) Show Control Panel
Use this option to show or hide the control panel at the bottom of the screen.
7) Show Markups
Use this option to show or hide all Markups in all scenes of the project or the specific scenes you have selected with applied filters.
8) Start in SiteStream
When this option is enabled the link will directly open the live video SiteStream for the receiver of the link.