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Creating Your First Virtual Tour – Basics

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In this article/Video we are going to show you how to create a virtual tour of a luxury house. We will be adding different sections of the house to complete the entire virtual tour of the luxury house.

You can see the full virtual tour here.

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To Create a Virtual Tour you want to log into your threesixty.tours Dashboard and this is what you will see (see image below). The dashboard is split in 3 sections:

  • Tours
  • Panoramas
  • Photos
Panorama image

Dashboard

The panoramas are the 360 degree images that you are going to upload and once you upload several panoramas then you can create a tour.

The photos are the images that you use to add floor plans. You can read more on that here.

On the left side of the dashboard is the brand settings and this is where you add your company logo, website link, email address and phone number. Once all information is filled in, click on save.

The first thing you want to do on the dashboard is to add a new panorama. To add a new panorama image, click on NEW under the panorama section. In our example we will add a panorama of the living room of the luxury house

create a new Panaroma

Create a New Panaroma

Once the panorama screen opens, fill out the Panorama title which should generally describe the panorama: such as “Living room”. Upload the 360 image through image file. And click Save Panorama.

Saving a Panorama

Saving a Panorama

Once its saved, the image will be loaded and shown in your dashboard. On the 360 image itself, you will see the title of the image, in our example here it is the “Living Room” which is what we added in the panorama title in this example.

Panaroma Image

Panaroma Image Identification

From the Branded Global Settings that we set up, the branded logo, URL, email and phone number will be shown on the image.

On the top of the image, click on the Panorama Settings Button (see image below) which gives you the option to edit the Panorama info and save the changes.

On the top right, click on the Back to Dashboard icon.

Panaroma Settings Button

Panaroma Settings Button

In the Dashboard, the panorama added should now be added in the Panoramas Section. In this case since we added the living room then we see the living room panorama.

You can edit the Panorama information by clicking on the pencil image (Edit).

Edit Panoroma

Edit Panorama in Dashboard

Once you have several panoramas uploaded, you can now Create a virtual tour.

Under Tour, Click on New

Add new virtual Tour

Create a New Virtual Tour

In Tour Info, fill in the information you would like such as add the Title & Tour Description. Next select the Panoramas needed for the virtual tour. The panoramas needed to create a virtual tour are added in the “Add & remove tour content” and are referred to as tour content. As seen on image below we have:

Title: Luxury House Tour

Tour Description: 3 Bedroom House with Pool

Add and Remove Tour Content: These are the panoramas you would like to add to your virtual tour. Note that in the example below we have added more panoramas and renamed them kitchen, master bedroom, etc.

Virtual Tour Info

Adding Virtual Tour Content

Once you add all the panoramas you would like in the virtual tour then Save the Tour.

You can also arrange the order of your virtual tour Panorama List to choose which panorama to start the tour with by dragging the title of the panorama up or down.

On the image, we have Kitchen as our starting point of the tour. You can drag living room to the top so that the tour starts with the living room.

Panorama Image List

Panorama Content in Virtual Tour

Once you save the tour you now want to place a marker of the living room to show other panoramas (tour content) or simply display information (more on that here).

So in this case (in the image below) we are in the kitchen and want to add a panorama of the living room so that viewers can go to the living room. Right click to place a marker or a hot spot. To edit the marker click on the pencil icon.

Add a Marker

Add a Marker by Right Clicking

On the page, you will see marker actions. For this tour, we will choose Tour Content to select other panoramas. Under Select Tour Content, select the panorama you want to display.

So for our example here we click on Living Room to show the living room panorama. Keep the Title Living Room and Hit Save.

Changing Marker Settings

Changing Marker Settings

You should now see a circle with the image of the panorama, in this case an image of the living room. Click on the icon as shown in the image below to go to the panorama or in this case go to the living room.

View Virtual Tour

View Marker Settings

Now you want to add the tour content or panorama back. So in this case From the Living Room back to the kitchen. You can do that by adding a marker that leads to the Kitchen.

To add a marker you right click where you want to add the panorama. You can now repeat the process above:

In the settings, choose Tour Content. Under Select Tour Content, click on the panorama you would like. Keep the Title as is and Hit Save.

You can also add some animations on the Marker. As seen on the image below.

Marker Animation

Repeat all steps for adding new panorama and add them to the tour content.

Once you added the panoramas to your tour content, you will see markers set up as seen on the image below. The tour should be complete, and that’s how you create a virtual tour! You can now add more information if you like.

In the example of the luxury house from the living room, we have the markers in the Kitchen and the Bedrooms.

Luxury Virtual House Tour

Tour Content Displayed

In this example we have added tour content to the entire house. You can see the full tour here. So moving the cursor, you will see markers for the whole house including the pool and the front gate.

Luxury Virtual House Tour

Virtual Tour Content Displayed

Here is what our Swimming Pool looks like

Virtual Tour Content Displayed

Virtual Tour Content Displayed

On the top right, if you click on the more section you can see more information that we added about the tour.

Virtual Tour Description

Virtual Tour Description

We also added contact details as see in the image below.

Virtual Tour Contact Details

Virtual Tour Contact Details

You can also share your tour to your social media. Share it to Facebook, Twitter or Copy URL.

Social Media Sharing

Social Media Sharing

If you would like more information then go to our website and click on help center “Learning Center” to get more information on how to use the threesixy.tours virtual tour software.

 

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