How to Change the Default View Orientation of a Scene in HoloBuilder

Even though it’s one of the greatest features of 360° images that the viewer can look wherever he wants, you as a signed #holo creator often want to start the experience focused on a certain object or with a specific perspective.

The good news: This is quite easy in HoloBuilder. The according feature is called “screenshot” and is accessible in the left sidebar where your slides are listed.

Slide list

‘Slide list’ in slide panel on the left side.

The tiny camera icon Slide Screenshot Button next to the preview updates the slide preview with the view orientation you selected and sets this as the default view when the slide is opened.

Thus setting the default view orientation of 360° photosphere in HoloBuilder only requires three simple steps:

  1. Import your 360° photosphere into HoloBuilder.
    Just in case you missed to import it via drag and drop during the slide creation process you can do it later using marker button in the left sidebar Set Marker Icon in HoloBuilder.
  2. Rotate and zoom the view’s orientation like you want it to be shown to the viewer when he opens the scene.
  3. Click the tiny camera icon Slide Screenshot Button next to the slide in the left sidebar to save the current view as the default view for the slide and to update the preview accordingly.

That’s it, as simple as that. Now every slide opens with the view you desired for it and the focus what you have chosen. And because a picture is worth a thousand words, we want to close this tutorial with an animated GIF showing the process:

How to Change the Default View Orientation of a Scene in HoloBuilder

How to Change the Default View Orientation of a Scene in HoloBuilder

If there might be anything still unclear to you or if you have any questions that are not covered by this tutorial, please do not hesitate to contact us! Any feedback, suggestions for improvements or for other tutorials are always welcome as well.

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