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[…]

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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, 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[…]

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Always evolving: HoloBuilder version 79 contains loads of new features

Some time has passed since we shared the last dedicated developer blog post with you. But as you might have seen from our latest tutorials, some amazing new features have been added to HoloBuilder, which improve your user experience a lot. For example with the possibility of adding (custom) sounds to your creations you can[…]

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[…]

How to Add Custom 3D Models to Your Holos

Although HoloBuilder provides a nice range of built-in 3D models, sometimes you just need something that we haven’t included yet—be it a chair, a shark or a palm tree. That’s where custom 3D models come into play and the real fun begins … Which file types are supported? HoloBuilder can handle 3D models that are[…]

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[…]

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The Definitive Guide to HoloBuilder: From zero to 3D-hero in a few simple steps

Even though HoloBuilder is developed with a strong focus on usability and intuitiveness, as an absolute beginner you might feel a little overwhelmed by its large variety of features and functions. This is why we have created an easy to understand beginner tutorial that enables you to create amazing 3D  virtual reality construction projects from scratch,[…]

How to create 360° photos with your smartphone

To create a 360° image on your Android smartphone download and open the “Google Street View App” and follow these instructions from Google. On iOS devices, the App is also called “Google Street View” and works almost the same. Furthermore, some nice basic instructions on how to capture awesome 360° images can be found in[…]