Step 1. Install the device
1.Please download [ asteroom ] on Google Play or App Store. Enter your email address and password to login. If you haven't registered your account yet, you can also sign up with Facebook, Google+ or create an account.
2.Turn on the rotator switch, place your phone with fisheye lens attached on the rotator. Please make sure the fisheye lens on your phone is vertically aligned with the rotator knob.
3.Turn on your phone’s Bluetooth, and the rotator will automatically connect to the app. (You don’t need to pair Bluetooth in the setting. Your phone will be automatically paired to the rotator).
4.Use of the tripod: When shooting the indoor space, the tripod will be used. We recommend to choose a stable and reliable tripod to avoid the jitter and skew caused by the rotator with your phone attached, thus affecting the quality of panorama.
Step 2. How to shoot a perfect 360 panorama
1.For the fisheye lens position, check the picture below. Please align with the back camera of your phone.
2.When shooting, it is recommended to find an environment where the lighting is even or slightly bright.
3.Again, try to let your phone, fisheye lens, and rotator knob aligned in a straight vertical line.
Step 1. Take a panorama photo
Step 2. Create a personal virtual tourAfter the shooting is complete, you can add a virtual tour by clicking “Adding new project” button. Follow the steps below:
Step 3. Connect to the virtual tour
Step 4. More tips and tricks!!Congratulations! Your virtual tour is ready to be shared with anyone! There are more available features, and you can click on the following links to learn how to edit and make your tour better:
a.Use the high-pixel mobile phone
The higher number of pixels in your mobile phone, the better photos will be taken. The asteroom app supports most iOS and Android phones. You can use the iPhone XS or Google Pixel phones to get high-resolution panoramas, and you can get amazing photo quality with just a regular phone.
In order to shoot a perfect panoramic photo, it is very important that the fisheye lens is properly clamped on your mobile phone. Here are a few tips:
How to clip the fisheye lens
How to make sure the photo taken is perfect
b.Please try to keep your phone camera aligned with the spin button on the rotator
c.Place the rotator to a height of 3’9” to 4’2” cm on a stable stand
Tips for choosing a tripod : We recommend choosing a stable and reliable stand to avoid the shaking and skewing caused by the rotator with the phone attached, which will affect the quality of the panorama.
a.Clean the roomsIn order to make sure your virtual tour is perfect, make sure the room is clean, just like how it looks in the show room.
b.Shooting in a well-lit environmentInsufficient lighting can easily lead to poor quality panoramas. Please make sure that the curtains are open and the lights are turned on during the shooting process to make the space look bright.
a.Tips on shooting the panorama
b.Preview after the shootingIt is recommended to preview the results of the shot after each shot. If you are not satisfied with the photo, you can adjust and retake it. After confirming that there is no problem, you can move to the next shooting spot.
c.Save or delete the panoramaAfter you shoot a panorama, you can save it if the quality is good; you can also delete it if the quality is bad. Taking too many panorama shots will cost you lots of time during selecting and uploading process. We recommend to only keep the ones you will be using.
d.Name the panoramaIt is recommended that you should name the panorama after it is taken, which will help you quickly recall the scene you just shot when editing a large number of shots. It is also very helpful for connecting different scenes.
Once you have completed the virtual tour, you can share your virtual tour to the whole world with the steps below.
After uploading, you can use the hotspot to establish connection.
How to start the immersive tour
1. Open the virtual tour on your smartphone.
2. Click “more” button and select “VR mode”.
3. Place your smartphone horizontally into the VR headset.
4. Put on the VR headset and start enjoying the immersive tour.
5. To move from one room to another or to access information in the tour, simply point your cursor at the relevant icon for a few seconds.