HOW-TO TUTORIALS

Here you’ll find an array of video and text tutorials for different topics & levels. If there’s a tutorial that we should create, please write us at info@viar.si.

Go to Basics:

  1. What is Viar360
  2. Story creation overview
  3. Uploading media files
  4. Storyboard & story’s settings
  5. Individual scene editing & hotspots
  6. Send for review – collaboration mode
  7. Publishing and viewing through Panorama and VR mode

Go to Authoring:

  1. Hotspots and its basic functionality and settings
  2. Transitions
    1. user triggered transition
    2. automatic transition
    3. transition to URL
  3. Upload and embed a normal video within a 360 video or image
  4. Embed a YouTube video within a 360 scene
  5. Embed an image gallery within a 360 scene
  6. Embedding through the Information hotspot – custom HTML5 hotspot (example with Google Maps)
  7. Sounds – background audio
  8. Sounds – spatial audio
  9. Video specific hotspots
  10. Direct viewer’s attention with the Guide hotspot
  11. Add custom nadirs to hide the tripod below the camera
  12. Adding social media elements
  13. Placing 3D models with 360 videos and photospheres

The Basics

The basic things you need to know about Viar360.

A brief explainer video that shows some of the core principles of Viar360.

Viar360 is a virtual reality publishing platform that allows you to create interactive VR experiences with simple drag and drop tools.  In this tutorial, we will show you what the typical 360 VR experience creation workflow looks like. Is made out of 4 steps that guide you through the process.

In this tutorial, we will show you how you can upload your 360 videos and images to build interactive VR experiences. We currently support mp4, jpeg, and png files.

In this tutorial, we will explain the general overview of the main editor. First, you’ll see the storyboard that presents your story as a whole. Here you can edit global story setting through the menu in the top right corner. You are also able to go one layer deeper and edit individual scenes.

In this tutorial, we will show you how you can edit individual 360 images and videos that form the basis of each 360 scene in Viar360.

In this tutorial, we will show you a special feature in Viar360 that allows you to gather feedback or collaborate with others on each individual 360 VR story you create.

In this tutorial, we will show you how you publish your 360 VR experience. We will also show you how you can embed it in your website and how to view it in Panorama and VR mode.

Authoring

How to create the most amazing immersive experiences in Viar360.

A brief introduction into Viar360’s usage of hotspots and how they make 360 videos and images interactive. You’ll get to know how the hotspot creation flow looks like and what general settings you can adjust for each of them.

In this tutorial you’ll get familiar with three types of transitions:

  1. User triggered transitions that teleport the viewer from one scene to another.
  2. Automatic transitions that teleport the viewer to the specified scene after a 360-video ends.
  3. Transitions to URL where you can send the viewer to a specific address outside your 360 VR experience.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to embed a “normal video” within a 360 scene. We will upload a normal 2D video to a hotspot and then view it in a 360 scene. The video will be hosted on Viar360 together with your 360 video or photo.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to embed a “normal video” within a 360 scene. We’ll be using YouTube as a video source. This is great for when you want to enrich your 360 VR experience and give the viewer extra interactions.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to embed an image gallery within a 360 scene. You can also use the same method to embed a single image.

This tutorial shows you how to get the most out of Viar360’s Info hotspot. We designed it to be as flexible as possible, so you are able to custom develop code within. It supports HTML5. Think about it as a very flexible blog post within your 360 VR experience.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to add background audio to a 360 scene created with Viar360. This is great for 360 images. It also works for 360 videos, but we recommend adding background audio to 360 videos in postproduction as you’ll always have a perfect sync.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to incorporate spatial audio hotspots within a 360 scene. With them, you are able to create that 3D sound effect when wearing headphones. It’s a great tool to guide your viewer’s attention or to add extra information on top of objects within a 360 scene.

In this tutorial, we will introduce a couple of video specific hotspots:

  1. Hotspot that allows you to loop 360 videos
  2. Hotspot that disables autoplay of 360 videos

In this tutorial, we will show you how to leverage our Guide hotspot, to direct viewers attention. In 360 VR experiences, the viewer can look into any direction. We built a tool that allows you to show him where most of the action will be taking place.

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to use Viar360’s custom icon system for hotspots to easily create nadirs that will hide the tripods at the bottom of your 360 images and videos.

In this tutorial, we will again use Info hotspot to show you how you can embed elements from social media in your 360 scene. In this case, we’ll be using the polygon tool to create the hotspot.

In this tutorial we will show you how to place 3D objects within 360 videos and photospheres. This way you can now merge the photo realistic world of 360 videos with 3D objects to transform your VR scenes into something totally new.

Want to lean more?

Please visit our product documentation and you’ll able to do through Viar360’s features in detail.