If you have not created a virtual visit yet, do not forget this preliminary step:

Your have chosen your first scene and accessed your editing interface. All there is left to do is link your panoramas to build a virtual tour.

1. Add a hotspot

To start, click and drag the panorama until you reach the area where you want to place the hotspot (navigation arrow). Click on 'Add HotSpot'.

2. Place the hotspot

Move the arrow marked 'PLACE HOTSPOT' until it faces the desired direction.

⚠️ Make sure that your hotspots are visible to your users, place them neither too high nor too low on the screen.

Select the panorama (= room) with which you want to create a connection by selecting it in the drop-down menu or by clicking on the proper thumbnail.

Example: we are editing the panorama of the living room and would like to move to hall 1. Therefore, we select the panorama called 'hall1'.

4. Define the type of hotspot

At this stage, you can choose between two options:

  • two-way hotspot

  • one-way hotsptot

Two-way hotspot

When choosing to insert a 'two-way hotspot', you will automatically create two arrows: one that leaves the room you are in and one that comes back to it. Note that with this option, the view of the room your are entering will be set automatically.

First, select 'Two-way hotspot':

In the next panorama, place your return hotspot, pointing the arrow towards the room you just came from.

Example: we are now in Hall 1. As we were coming from the living room, we point the arrow towards the living room.

The entry view in the room will be determined automatically, based on where the return hotspot is placed (180° turn).

Finally, click on 'Save Hotspot' and you are all set!

One-way hotspot

When choosing to insert a 'one-way hotspot', you will only create one arrow leaving the room you are in. This means that you will have to repeat the operation for your return arrow, but it gives you the freedom to choose the view your customer sees when entering the room using a hotspot.

In this case, after choosing 'One-way hotspot', you will be prompted to choose your desired entry view:

What is the best option?

Using the two-way hotspot will save you some time by immediately creating two arrows.

The one-way hotspot, on the contrary, will only result in the creation of one arrow, but it will give you the freedom to set the entry view.

The best option for you will therefore depend on your needs and time constraints!

5. Check your hotspot

Now that your hotspot is set, you can verify the connection between the two panoramas. The editing interface is solely used to create and adjust hotspots. To see the final result, click on 'View tour' (below the panorama) to launch your virtual tour.

Your visit begins with the room you were editing (here the living room). Click on the hotspot to check the result. In the linked room, turn around and return to the first room.

Now that you have made sure the hotspot works correctly, close the frame by clicking on the cross symbol located in the top right corner of your panorama and return to the editing interface.

Watch the tutorial:

To go further:

➡️ Delete a hotspot

➡️ Go further with a virtual visit

➡️ Create virtual visits with the automatic assembly

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