Enhanced support for 360 / Immersive media


#1

I know this topic has come up in the past, but I’d like to bring it up again. Immersive media is becoming more popular, and I think IntuiFace has an opportunity to shine in better supporting it. Here is a list of what comes to mind when I think about immersive media:

  • 360 photos (supported via web browser - most 360 hosting services are online, but when the experience has to play offline, this is a problem)
  • Interactive 360 photos (again, support is only for online services. However, how cool would it be to have a 360 image asset that ingests equirectangular images, with the ability to group buttons? It should work offline too)
  • Matterport (the current web browser asset doesn’t support Matterport 3D virtual tours well. You can’t navigate around using a mouse, only a keyboard)
  • 360 video (you can embed 360 YouTube videos today, but no offline solution)
  • Unity (this is a low priority requirement. A Unity plugin exists but it’s unsupported)

Are you using immersive media today with IntuiFace? What kind of workarounds are you adopting?
Please leave a comment if you think this is important to you.

  • I don’t need such media types
  • I’d like to use local/offline 360° images
  • I’d like to use local/offline Interactive 360° images
  • I’d like to use Matterport content within IntuiFace
  • I’d like to play local/offline 360° videos

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#2

Hi Paolo,

Thanks for opening this topic. It’ll be an nice place to gather IntuiFace users’ wishes and usages around these new media types.
I’ll add myself a +1 for local (= offline) 360° image player which can be pretty useful for virtual tours.

I added a poll in your post to get a clearer view of these needs.

Seb


#3

Hi Paolo,

I would like to vote for points 2 to 5.

Kind Regards

Louie


#4

Hi Paolo! Great you opened this thread. I am facing a problem with Matterport showcases embeded in Intuiface since they seems freezed and are not working at all. Problem is we have several clients, which I sold Matterport+Intuiface, that are quite unhappy having this tool not working.
Back in November 2017 these virtual tours were working perfectly, and I remember only after a Windows update they stopped working but Inuilab updated the Player after 1 day and it all became ok. I wrote to support but as today the issue was not fixed yet. So sad.
I think we won’t propose MP to be embed into Intuiface anymore in order to avoid problems with clients. Cheers!
Andrea


#5

Hi Andrea,

I’m not sure you saw @Mihai’s answer on the thread you opened on our support platform. He proposed you a solution that I just tested on my laptop and on my side, I’d say it works pretty well :slight_smile: See video below.

Can you double-check you tried his proposal and let us know how it works for you?

Seb


#6

Hi Seb, thanks for the video!About Mihai test, I do not have a touchscreen here to test now, but the experience with multiple MP showcases in my pc works fine. Problem is, how can I solve it on clients devices where there is only one virtual tour? On those experience there ain’t no trigger “change url”…the virtual tour freezes.
Let me know if there’s a chance to upgrade player. Thanks a lot!


#7

Let’s follow this conversation about your client in mp


#8

Hi @tosolini,

just to clarify: by “360 photos” and “Interactive 360 photos” you mean stuff like https://aframe.io/examples/showcase/sky/ ?

I’m asking this question because we also get some requests to support “360 spin images” (like https://www.snap36.com/#home-start) and I want to be sure of we are all talking about the same stuff here.

Alban


#9

@Alban I think both scenarios are important to various audiences (external 360 and spinning object in 360).
For example, a property manager would be interested in 360 images that feature hotspots to learn more about their real estate. There are several online solutions out there, like

and offline ones:

If a 360 equirectangular image could be treated by Intuiface as a normal image, it’d be ideal. Then we could attach transparent hotspots on top. If that’s a stretch goal, then we can resort to embedding a third party service. In that case, it’d be good to document in your KB how we can trigger Intuiface events when users tap on a hotspot in the third party service.

As per spinning objects in 360, I can see this very relevant for a catalog. This could be a 360 object (already supported), a sequence of images, an object movie (e.g. https://ggnome.com/object2vr) or embedding a third party player (e.g. https://www.iconasys.com/).