Find answers to your questions here about the Asteroom Pano Kit and online virtual tour
Step 1. Install the device
1.Please download [ Asteroom ] in Google Play or the 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 a new account.
2.Turn on the rotator switch, then place your phone with your 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 an indoor space, your tripod will be used. We recommend choosing a stable and reliable tripod to avoid any jitters and skews caused by the rotator when your phone’s attached. This can affect the quality of your panorama as well.
Step 2. How to shoot a perfect 360° panorama
1.For the fisheye lens position, reference to the picture shown below. Please make sure it is aligned with the back camera of your phone.
2.When shooting, we recommend 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 your shooting is complete, you can add a virtual tour by clicking on the “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 now ready to be shared to share with anyone! There are even more available features, and you can click on any of the following links listed below to learn how to edit and make your tour even better.
a.Use a high-pixel mobile phone
The higher the number of pixels in your mobile phone will result in better quality photos which you take. The Asteroom app supports most iOS and Android phones. You can use the iPhone XS or Google Pixel phone for high-resolution panoramas, and you can also 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 the your photo taken is perfect
b.Please try to keep your phone camera aligned with the spin button on the rotator.
c.Set the rotator to a height of 3’9” to 4’2” cm on a stable stand.
*Tips for choosing a tripod : We recommend selecting a stable and reliable stand to avoid shaking and skewing caused by the rotator with the phone attached. This affects the quality of the panorama.
a.Clean the roomsIn order to ensure your virtual tour is perfect, make sure each room is clean, for example, just like how it appears in the showroom.
b.Shoot in a well-lit environmentInsufficient lighting can easily lead to poor quality panoramas. Make sure that any curtains are open and the lights are turned on during the shooting process to make your space look bright.
a.Tips on shooting the panorama
b.Preview your results after shootingWe recommend to preview your shot results after each individual shot. If you are not satisfied with the photo, you can adjust and retake it. After confirming that there isn’t any problem, you can then move to the your next shooting spot.
c.Save or delete the panoramaAfter you shoot a panorama, you can save it if the quality is good. You also have the option to delete it if the quality is bad. Taking too many panorama shots will cost you lots of time during the selecting and uploading process. We recommend to only keep the ones that you will be using.
d.Name the panoramaIt is recommended that you should name the panorama after it has been taken. This will help you quickly recall the scene which you just shot when editing numerous shots. It is also very helpful for connecting different scenes.
Once you have completed the virtual tour, you can now share your virtual tour to the entire world using the steps below.
After uploading, you can use the hotspot to establish connection.
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