Level Phosphere Title Image

How to Level your Photosphere

Correct your photosphere’s calibration any time after uploading it to HoloBuilder with controls as easy as in a flight simulator. To make the best possible 360° shots of your surroundings, the most common solution is to use a tripod. BUT, we do not always have a tripod at hand which leaves us no other choice than[…]

Let's celebrate: HoloBuilder v100 is live!

Let’s celebrate: HoloBuilder v100 is live!

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are fastly approaching, but that’s not the only reason to celebrate: HoloBuilder v100 has just gone live! This means that you’ve provided awesome feedback (many) more than 100 times, that we’ve done 100 iterations and still continue to evolve. To provide the best tool for custom Virtual and Augmented Reality[…]

WebGL enabled in HoloBuilder

How to enable hardware acceleration to use HoloBuilder with WebGL 3D rendering

Once in a while the irritating situation may occur that HoloBuilder won’t load the user interface and just shows a message telling you that “your browser seems to support WebGL, it is disabled or unavailable”, even though you are already using the recommended Google Chrome Browser. This is due to a Chrome setting fault and can[…]

Ricoh Theta Model S vs. m15 Header

(R)evolution? New Ricoh Theta model S vs. m15: A comparative buyers guide.

Introduction It’s already been a while since bitstars’ HoloBuilder.com platform was selected as Grand Prize Winner of the Ricoh Theta developer contest. But the following amazing and great consequences still keep coming: The postman just delivered a brand new Theta Model S camera directly to our headquarter’s door, sponsored by Ricoh! Of course we captured[…]

Orientation Icon

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”[…]

What are 360° photospheres? And what are panoramas?

We at HoloBuilder.com are pretty busy talking about “360° images”, “photospheres”, “Photo Spheres”, “panoramas” and all that fancy stuff. But, we’re sure that some people regularly ask themselves “What the heck do these terms actually mean?”. We’re sorry for the confusion, promise to improve and hence, want to clarify some things in the following. Different[…]

HoloBuilder now supports sound within your holo!

How to add Sounds to your Holo on HoloBuilder.com

HoloBuilder keeps on improving. With the latest version, the world of sound has been added to your creation possibilities with HoloBuilder. This short tutorial will explain how to include and manage individual sounds in your #holo. To add sound in your personal Holo, first create a Virtual or Augmented Reality Holo and insert your desired 2D and/or 3D[…]

How to Customize the HoloPlayer Layout for Sharing your Holo

Since v69 went live, HoloBuilder now not only supports with IE11 a new browser but also offers an amazing new design making sharing your Holos, even more, personal. The new custom settings for embedding the HoloPlayer into your website offer five different individually adjustable options to adapt the player to your personal needs. Standard sharing[…]

holobuilder supports custom textures on 3D shapes.

How to add Custom Textured 3D Objects to your HoloBuilder Creations

  As announced in a previous developer blog entry, you can add custom textures to different pre-defined 3D objects and place them into your HoloBuilder.com presentations. In this tutorial, we show you how to use this great feature for even more individual, creative creations. The first step when you decide to create a presentation with custom[…]

Custom textured shapes in holobuilder v67

The next level of individual creativity: custom textures in new holobuilder version 67

Our developers just deployed a new version (namely 67) of holobuilder that provides amazing unique features, setting it even further apart from competition as a one-of-a-kind web tool: You can now add 3D shapes with custom textures to your creations! This means that you can add any picture you like to one of five pre-defined 3D objects and place them right[…]