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HoloBuilder Features Guide

Features Guide Each subscription plan offers individual features to adjust your account to your special use case. All features of lower plans will be available when subscribing to a higher one including a selection of additional features. Each feature will enhance your working option accordingly. Subscription plan overview 1 The basic editorial features at a glance 1.1[…]

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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[…]

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How to troubleshoot “Your browser does not support WebGL” messages.

That you visit this site very likely means that you have already picked up with the message you see in the screenshot above. To help you with getting rid of it, in the following paragraphs we want to provide you with some hints and useful links that should serve as a starting point for your[…]

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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[…]

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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, your project might require to the viewing 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 “set default view” and is[…]

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[…]

Cardboard & HoloBuilder – How does it work?

As it has already been pointed out in this tutorial, HoloBuilder has dedicated support for Google Cardboard and similar devices. A more detailed step-by-step guide is given in the following instructions: Get a Google Cardboard or similar device, for example from here. Open a #Holo in your smartphone’s mobile web browser (preferably Google Chrome). For[…]

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[…]