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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[…]

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[…]

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

Even though it is one of the greatest features of 360° images that the viewer can look wherever he wants, your project might require to focus on a certain object or open the 360° scene with a specific perspective. ‘Set default view‘ helps you to set a fixed entry orientation for a 360° scene. 1 Set[…]

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 Sounds to your project

You can add sound files to your HoloBuilder projects to provide some information, voice messages or meeting logs. It is possible to add sounds either as .mp3, .ogg  as well as selected other formats.   1 ‘Action object’ vs ‘Action’ ‘Play Sound’ Action Object The easiest and fasted way to add sound to your project is by using the[…]

How to Customize the Web Player Layout for Sharing your Project

Overview 1 Basic Sharing Settings 2 Advanced Sharing Settings 2.1 Filter project view 2.2 Set a custom start scene 2.3 Custom Sharing Settings 1) Show Navigation Panel 2) Rotate On Load 3) Show Scenes Panel 4) Auto Start Player 5) Switch directly to fullscreen 6) Show Control Panel 2.4 Embedding Projects Support   To share[…]

How to Add Custom 2D Images to your HoloBuilder Project

Additionally, to the basic range of built-in 2D icons, HoloBuilder provides an option to upload and integrate custom 2D images to enhance any 360° scene with close-ups. 1 Supported file types HoloBuilder can handle .jpg/.jpeg or .png file formats to add standard 2D images to your 360° scenes. 2D images can be added either as interactable action[…]

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

To create individualized 3D objects, HoloBuilder allows to add custom textures to different pre-defined 3D objects and place them into your HoloBuilder project. 1 Select a shape to add the texture Customized 3D objects can be inserted into any existing or new project. In the panel on the right, select the tab to show the[…]