How to handle the new project panel

The new Project Panel on the left side allows you to easily arrange your sheets hierarchically and drag and drop scenes quickly to the corresponding sheet. Moreover, the new user interface supports some additional features which will make you even more efficient when using HoloBuilder. Gain an overview of your projects 1.1 Structured element overview 1.2 The[…]

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How to add and organize multiple sheets in one HoloBuilder project

Multiple Sheets allows you to add more than just one sheet, e.g. floor plans, to a single HoloBuilder project. Learn how to upload further sheets (section 1), connect different sheets with your scenes (section 2), manage the sheets accordingly (section 3), merge several projects with single sheets into one project with multiple sheets (section 4), and how[…]

How to use the Wall Measurement Beta Feature

Please note, that, as this feature is still in beta testing, any wall measurements might have some variations depending on the accuracy when taking the image as well as inserting the measurements. Do not solely rely on the wall measurement feature as it is just an estimate and might not be 100% accurate. One of the most[…]

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New 360° cameras are all around - Which one should you buy? Ricoh Theta SC vs. Nikon Keymission360 vs. Nico360 et al.

2016 is the year of Virtual Reality: Oculus Rift, Playstation VR, and many other devices are rolling out to the consumers. Accordingly, 360° content is virtually everywhere. YouTube and Facebook offer 360° videos and platforms like HoloBuilder enable the creation of advanced 360° virtual tours. But how do you capture 360° pictures to be able[…]

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360° Photos and Videos – Which camera is right for you?

Why a 360° photo? 360° pictures, also called “photo spheres”, capture 360-degree panorama scenes. Do you know this feeling when you are in the middle of a great landscape but a simple photo is just not able to capture the entire scene? Or, you are a real estate agent and want to show your properties[…]

How to add a sheet to your HoloBuilder project

OUTDATED – Please consider the tutorial on ‘Multiple Sheets‘!   In the following section, you can find out more on how to add a sheet to your Holos. The plan will be visible as an expandable overlay in the upper left corner of each scene contained in your Holo. Define the location of your scene on[…]

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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[…]

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(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[…]

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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”[…]

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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[…]