A beginner’s guide to creating 360 virtual tours:
- Choose your equipment: To create a 360 virtual tour, you will need a 360-degree camera or a DSLR camera with a fisheye lens. There are many options available on the market, ranging from budget-friendly options to high-end professional setups.
- Plan your shots: Before you start shooting, it’s important to have a clear idea of what you want to include in your virtual tour. This could be a specific location or building, or a series of connected spaces. Make a list of the shots you want to include and the order in which you want to present them.
- Set up your camera: Once you have your camera and your shot list, it’s time to start setting up your shots. If you’re using a 360-degree camera, you’ll need to make sure it is level and positioned correctly. If you’re using a DSLR with a fisheye lens, you’ll need to mount the camera on a tripod and position it so that it captures as much of the scene as possible.
- Shoot your tour: As you shoot your tour, pay attention to the lighting and composition of each shot. Use natural light whenever possible, and consider using additional lighting to illuminate dark spaces or highlight specific features.
- Edit and stitch your photos: Once you have all of your shots, you’ll need to edit and stitch them together to create a cohesive tour. There are many software options available for this, ranging from free options like Google’s Photosphere to paid options like PTGui.
- Create a tour interface: Once you have your edited and stitched photos, you’ll need to create a way for users to navigate your tour. This could be as simple as creating a series of hyperlinked images, or using a more advanced platform like Kuula or Matterport.
- Publish and share your tour: Finally, it’s time to share your tour with the world. You can publish it on your own website, or share it on social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram.
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions