Which 360 degree camera is best for HoloBuilder.com

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

Please note that this is a general overview of the cameras available on the market early 2016. While all of the mentioned cameras are compatible with HoloBuilder, NOT all of them are compatible with our JobWalk app. To have the best possible experience with our JobWalk app, please use, e.g., a Ricoh Theta or another[…]

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OUTDATED – Please consider the tutorial on ‘Multiple Sheets‘!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 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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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 Create a Virtual Tour in HoloBuilder

The prime use cases of HoloBuilder that should be particularly interesting for, e.g. real estate agents and people working in construction, is the creation of virtual tours. In our case, virtual tour means a set of 360° photospheres that are interlinked to a HoloBuilder project which makes it possible to virtually discover a place by[…]

The Definitive Guide to holobuilder

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,[…]