How Do I Create An Immersive Slideshow?

How Do I Create An Immersive Slideshow?

This guide outlines how to create an immersive slideshow. What are Immersive slideshows? Immersive slideshows emulate a 3D experience by simple static images that transitions between the images you've uploaded. That’s it! It's simple to produce, cost-effective, and easy to use. It's an excellent option for your clients who aren't ready for the production and hosting costs for a true 3D immersive experience.

In our, over ten-year experience with immersive media, we have seen that only a small fraction of web viewers visit every room in a full 3D virtual tour. It just takes too long, and people's attention spans are short. Creating an immersive slideshow of the 2 or 3 main rooms will provide the best returns for your shoot time, viewer experience, and your clients' money. Because of the simplicity and low costs, some photographers are using our immersive slideshow technology to create complete home tours, while most of them are shooting 3 or 4 panoramic views of 2 or 3 rooms. 

  • No special 3D camera (it's not 3D anyway!)
  • Require a professional DSLR camera
  • Cost per pan
  • No hosting fee
  • No monthly fee
  • Emoji avatars representing other viewers further enhances the visitor experience and creates a tour buzz ;-)

In this article

Equipment

  • Professional DSLR camera
  • We are strongly recommending a tripod head with level integrated features

Getting Started

Define your path

When moving forward into your camera path, keep the same orientation of each first panoramic image. The challenge emerges when you have to face a wall and move to the left or right into your camera path. You must absolutely make sure that the first picture of each panorama has the proper orientation.

In fact, imagine that the first image of a panorama is always oriented to the north. The wall of the building on which you can align your first shot is a good choice.

Distance between each panoramics

The distance between each panoramic has to be around 3 feet.

*Orientation of the first picture of each panoramic

Panoramic specifications

The first picture of each panoramics will have to be taken in the same orientation (north). For an optimal result, turn 15degrees clockwise to complete a 360 view. An excellent panoramic tripod head will show degrees to help you with constant.

1 panoramic = 12 to 24 photos

More precise your degrees are done inside a panorama, better the geomarked blue dots will appear in the immersive slideshow.

You're done!

How to send your images.

  • Jpeg images only
  • Images specifications:
    • Photo Resolution: 1620 x 1080 or 1920 x 1280
      • If your camera does not offer those resolution then please select the nearest one that have a 3:2 ratio
        Those resolutions should provide the best results for full screen HD experience.
    • AVU3D works with 3:2 pictures ratio
    • Horinzontaly oriented images only
  • Images should be blended
  • For each panoramic:
    • Minimum 12 photos
    • Maximum 24 photos

During the free trial period, we will accept transfers only from dropbox ( https://www.dropbox.com) or wetransfer ( https://wetransfer.com/)
After this period, all uploads will be directly in your Tourbuzz account.

Here is the tutorial that will explain the equipment needed, configurations on your camera, as well as the steps to take to make your Immersive Slideshow:


For more info click here or contact us at hello@urbanimmersive.com

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