Take a 360° photo and view it in your Homido

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One of the many advantages of virtual reality is that of being able to view 360° photos, but before that you have to take the photo.

You've got 2 options:

- Your smartphone with the Google camera app 

- A 360° camera such as Ricoh Theta 

Here is how you take and view a 360° photo on your Homido in 2 steps. 

 

Requirements :

  • - Android or iOS smartphone
  • Google Camera application for taking the shot. For IOS or Android.
  • - TAO360 application for viewing the photo on Android
  • - Kiroru application for viewing the photo on iOS
  • - Homido headset

  1. 1a) Taking the shot with Google Camera

 

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Now that Google Camera is installed on your smartphone, open the application and then activate the Photo Sphere mode.

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Take all the photos you need by following the instructions on the screen.

It is imperative that you move around the smartphone and keep the smartphone in the same spot so that all the photos are taken from the same spot.

Advice:

  • — Set up a marker on the ground that will be useful as a point of reference for positioning your smartphone
  • — If at all possible, take these shots in a spot with good lighting.
  • — If the last photo you took seems blurry to you, you can delete it by pressing on the “go back” symbol.

Once the shot is taken, the images will immediately start to be stitched together and you will not be asked to do anything further. Wait patiently for just a minute until the stitching together of the images is finished. (You can follow the progress of the images being processed in Photo Sphere in your notifications bar.)

 

  1. 1b) Ricoh Theta 

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Take your photo with your Ricoh Theta. 

 

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    1. 1)   In the Theta application, press “app”.
    2. 2)   Press on the photo of your choice.
    3. 3)   Press “export” and, finally,
    4. 4)   Select “save to camera roll”

 

2a) Viewing the photo in TAO 360 on Android

 

Open TAO 360 application

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When the application starts up, the screen will tell you to place your smartphone horizontally as if it were already connected to your Homido.

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Once the application is open, all you have to do is connect your smartphone to your Homido.

 

2b) Viewing the photo in Kiroru on iOS

Open the Kiroru application.

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When the application starts up, the screen will tell you to place your phone horizontally as if it were already connected to your Homido.

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Once the application is open, all you have to do is connect your smartphone to your Homido.

 

3) Using TAO360 and Kiroru on iOS

The application works by following the movements of your head.

Select your photo by placing it in the center of your visual field.

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To return to the previous page to select another photo, tap once on the side of your Homido.

 

For optimal results, it is necessary and indispensable that your Photo Sphere be complete.

There is a multitude of applications that are capable of displaying 360° images; we have selected these ones for you because, to us, they seemed to be the best in their field.

 

R.Thomas