How Do I Create a 3D Immersive Slideshow?

How Do I Create An Immersive Slideshow for the 3D Pocket Website?

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 or 360 camera
  • 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 or 360 camera
  • We are strongly recommending
    • A tripod head with level integrated features
    • Nodal slide head for landscape shots or panoramic head for portrait shots
    • Ball head


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.

Calibrate your tripod head first!

It is important that your tripod is perfectly level otherwise you will have some difficulty to calibrate the position of your camera. 

Panoramic specifications when using DSLR camera

When taking the first picture of each panoramic, we suggest starting using the same orientation. If you started looking at the North, all other panoramic should start facing North. Not starting at the same orientation will cause issues when navigating through panoramics. 
Also, for an optimal result, when using a ball head, set it to (n 12 or 30 deg) this should lock the camera each 30 degree turns.

1 panoramic = 12 photos

Distance between each panoramic

The distance between each panoramic has to be around 3 feet. You don't have to create a full path. It's possible to do 2-3 pan per room. It will be connected together directly in the 3D Pocket Website for a better experience.

*Orientation of the first picture of each panoramic

You're done!

Images specs

  • Jpeg images only
  • Images specifications:
    • Photo resolution up to 3240x2160
    • Photo ratio of 3:2
      • 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.
  • Horizontally or vertically oriented images accepted
  • Picture must contain EXIF data with lens information and camera orientation

NEXT!

Send your images to complete your 3D Pocket Website.  Click here to know-how.

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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