How to use the Virtual Tour feature

What is Virtual Tour?

Virtual Tour can offer an immersive experience of your design. Clients can conveniently visit the virtual space on a PC/mobile device through the D5 Showreel link you share, thus gaining an immersive view of your architectural/interior designs.

Create a Virtual Tour

Create a virtual tour project

  1. First, log in to your Teams account. Click on the 'Tour' icon at the top right corner to access the project list on the right sidebar. Hit '+' at the top right to initiate a new project.

  2. Then, click 'Edit' to start editing the virtual tour from the current environment.

Edit a virtual tour project

  1. Please note that upon entering the virtual tour editing mode,

  • Adjustments to models, materials, and environments will be disabled.

  • The perspective view and the Fly mode will be auto-activated. You can navigate the scene using the shortcut keys AWSDQE.

  • Effects including Auto Exposure, Depth of Field, Bloom, Vignetting, and Chromatic Aberration will be switched off.

  1. You can click on 'Add Position' to add a view point. The starting viewpoint will be auto-set once you add the first camera position.

  1. Since each camera has a point on the ground that's vertically aligned with it as its counterpart, you can switch between the physical position and the ground position as you like.

  • Ground position (Default)

  • Physical position

Right-click to switch between the physical position and the ground position

  1. Once you've established all the viewpoints, select 'Done' to transition into preview mode, where the camera automatically reverts to the starting viewpoint.

  1. When the preview mode is activated, you can click in the scene to navigate through the different viewpoints. Please note that only set viewpoints are accessible in a virtual tour.

Render the Virtual Tour

1. With all steps completed, you can export your virtual tour by clicking on the ''Render'' icon.

2. Specify the storage path, select your desired resolution, and click ''Render''.

3. When the rendering is completed, you will get a local web folder containing panoramas, JS files and other resources.

You can preview the virtual tour on a web page by choosing 'Open in browser' followed by 'Open in local server'.

Share a Virtual Tour

D5 offers two ways to share virtual tours:

  • Share Online

  • Share EXE files

Share via D5 Showreel

  1. Navigate to the 'Export' menu and select 'Publish to D5 Cloud'.

  2. You'll be guided to associate your virtual tour with a cloud project. At this juncture, you can either link it to a new project or integrate it with one that's already in progress.

  1. After uploading is completed, you can open the cloud project.

  1. On the D5 Showreel platform, you can find the uploaded virtual tour in the corresponding cloud project.

  • A cloud project could contain multiple virtual tours.

  • You can share virtual tours by link or QR code.

Each upload to a D5 cloud project creates a new tour file, preserving your past work.

Share via EXE files

  1. Rendered virtual tours can be converted into standalone exe files for secure and offline viewing.

  2. Both Mac and Windows compatible exe files can be created.

  1. Check the desired formats and click Export to create a zip archive in the specified storage folder.

  2. After unzipping the package, it contains a Resource folder and an executable file (D5VirtualTour).

  3. Click on the executable file, select the Resource folder in the same directory, and a local virtual tour web page will pop up.

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