Want to see your 360 photos in Yulio? You've come to the right place.
Yulio currently supports 360 photos taken with the Samsung Gear 360, the RICOH THETA S 360 camera, and Google's Cardboard Camera app (now available for Android and iOS). As our compatibility increases, we'll update this article to reflect this.
Why 360 photos?
Our clients are using our 360 photo capabilities to present a space without taking clients on-site, as well as to demonstrate a 'before' image before presenting a final rendering or photo.
If you've already got a THETA S and want to give it a try, here's how to get started:
Taking the photo
If you've never taken a 360 photo before, we've got a few tips for getting it just right.
- Use the companion app on your smartphone to trigger the photos remotely, and hide out of sight
- Set the camera lens at the same height you plan on using for your FPR rendering (we recommend 5'5" as a good compromise for the average North American male/female height)
- Use a small monopod to minimize the tripod "footprint" at the bottom of the image
Uploading and viewing the photo
Once you've taken your 360 photo, simply upload the .jpg file from your camera (or phone if you are using the companion app) to Yulio, just as you would an FPR cube map. Make sure your image resolution is set to 5376 x 2688.