Adding media to your 360 images

This blog we’ll talk a little about adding other media onto your 360 images. In order to do this, you’ll need the use of either a paid for 360 degree image hosting site such as Kuula.co or a free site such as theasys.io.

Hosting software has developed nicely whereby it is now possible to add links to other media content such as YouTube, other 360 images, notes, text and sound files.

In this instance we’ll talk a little about the Kuula.co web site. If you look at the image below, you should be able to click on the speaker icon which should then start to play an audio file. If you then click on the YouTube icon, this should reveal a youtube click for the St David’s Foundation in Newport South Wales.

From the above example, you can see that we are able to build a variety of links into our 360 degree images. Whilst this currently works within browsers, using virtual reality headsets with links of these types can be problematic. As we’re using html on a VR image headsets currently have problems with this and as such certain functions won’t display. It’s annoying, as cross compatibility is something that people expect these days. We can therefore only hope that as things progress the dropouts are identified and remedied.

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