To get started for setting up your Ricoh Theta X, 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.
Connect the camera to the mobile device
There are 2 options to connect your 360 camera to the JobWalk app:
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.
Tap on the sheet OR select an existing Waypoint/Location Marker to place the first photo.
Follow the instructions below or on the app screen for setting up the corresponding camera connection for your Ricoh Theta X.
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 X.
When editing an existing project, please make sure to have your HoloBuilder project downloaded/updated before connecting to the camera as you will need to be connected to the internet for the download.
Set up and connect your Ricoh Theta X 360° camera with the JobWalk App
Only when the camera is connected via the internal Wi-Fi Network of the Theta X camera, you can use your smartphone with the JobWalk App to capture photos on-site and place them directly on a sheet.
The following instructions are based on the Ricoh Theta X. Please note that setting up the connection with the older camera models Ricoh Theta S, Ricoh Theta Z1 and Ricoh Theta SC might slightly differ in the design compared to the Ricoh Theta X, however, the process is the same. For connecting the JobWalk App with another Ricoh Theta camera, please refer to the corresponding tutorial.
Ricoh Theta X 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. The power lamp color on the Ricoh Theta X indicates the battery power status.
Turning on the camera
Press and hold the power button on the camera to turn on the camera.
The LCD panel turns on.
The camera can be put to sleep mode or you can cancel the sleep mode by pressing the power button briefly. The power lamp color indicates the camera power status.
If necessary: Press the 'Mode' button on the side of the Theta X to enable the still image camera mode. You should see a photo camera icon in the lower left corner of the LCD panel at the front of the camera.
Note: If you see a video camera icon instead, switch to the photo mode using the 'Mode' button on the side of the camera.
Making initial settings
When the power of the camera is turned on for the first time, the initial setting screen is displayed. Follow the instructions on the screen to make the initial settings.
The settings made on the initial setting screen can be changed later on the camera setting screen
Connecting the Ricoh Theta X to your mobile device entering the SSID
Swipe down on the shooting screen of the camera to display the camera setting screen.
to turn on the wireless LAN function (change the button color to blue).
On your phone, open the Settings app, go to the Wi-Fi settings of your phone and turn on the Wif-Fi.
Select the SSID of your camera from the network list and enter the password.
The serial number printed on the base of the camera is also the name of the network and contains the password. The SSID for the network is "THETA" plus the 8-digit serial number ending in .OSC (in this case "THETAYN10001191.OSC"). The password is only the 8 numbers (in this case "10001191").
Switch to the JobWalk App
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. If you started the process from within the JobWalk app, the first 360 photo will be captured as soon as you switch back to the JobWalk app from the Wifi settings on your mobile device.
Or, if nothing happens, tab on the sheet to start capturing your site.