To get started for setting up your Ricoh Theta S, please download the JobWalk app to your mobile Android or iOS device and log in. You can learn more about how to work with the JobWalk app in the dedicated article.
Connecting from within the JobWalk app (recommended process)
Start the JobWalk App and download/update an existing project or create a new project. Add a new floor plan/sheet or select an existing sheet of the project. Tab on the sheet to place the first image. Follow the instructions below or on the app screen for setting up the corresponding camera connection for your Ricoh Theta S.
Connecting before starting the JobWalk app
Alternatively, it is also possible to first establish the connection of your mobile device with the camera and open the JobWalk app in a second step. This way you can directly start capturing on your project. Simply follow the steps below for connecting to the Ricoh Theta S.
When editing an existing project, please make sure to have your HoloBuilder project downloaded/updated before connecting to the camera.
Set up and connect your Ricoh Theta S 360° camera with the JobWalk app
Only when the camera is connected via the internal Wi-Fi Network of the Theta S camera, you can use your smartphone with the JobWalk app to capture images on-site and place them directly on a sheet.
The following instructions are based on the Ricoh Theta S. Please note that setting up the connection with the older camera model Ricoh Theta M15 or the newer models Ricoh Theta SC, Ricoh Theta V and Ricoh Theta Z1 might slightly differ in the design compared to the Ricoh Theta S, however, the process is the same. For connecting the JobWalk App with a different Ricoh Theta model, please refer to the corresponding tutorial.
Ricoh Theta S setup
Make sure the camera and phone are fully charged before going on-site to avoid any bad surprises during the job walk creation process. When the battery level on the Ricoh Theta S camera is low, the power button will flash blue.
1. Press the power button to turn on the Theta S.
2. Press the Wi-Fi button to turn on the camera's internal Wi-Fi.
Note: You should see a blue Wi-Fi icon on the front of the camera. If you don’t see the icon, press the Wi-Fi button again.
3. If necessary: Choose the photo mode forthe camera if it is not yet selected. You should see a blue photo cameraicon on the front of the camera.
4. On your phone, open the Settings app and go to the Wi-Fi settings of your phone.
5. Select the SSID of your camera from the network list and enter the password.
Note: The serial number printed on the base of the camera is also the name of the network and contains the password. The SSID is "THETAXS" plus the 8-digit serial number ending in .OSC (in this case "THETAXS10000000.OSC"). The password is only the 8 numbers (in this case "00001017").
6. Switch to the JobWalk app and start capturing.
Note: When the phone is connected to the camera, you’ll see a first instructional screen of how to start capturing with the JobWalk app.
For more information on JobWalk App and compatible cameras, please refer to the following tutorials: