How To Make A Virtual Tour With ANY 360 Camera

How To Make A Virtual Tour With ANY 360 Camera


This is Ben from life in 360 and in
this video I’m going to teach you how to make your own virtual tour regardless of
the 360 camera you own, I’m here in Vancouver I got an amazing office
space behind me and we’re going to shoot this bad boy using my Xiaomi camera however
you can use any 360 camera I discovered this amazing software called CUPIX and
it’s completely free and it will allow you to host your 360 photos into a
virtual tour, as well as create a 3d render of the entire space the software
does everything I think this is going to blow your mind. So here are my weapons of choice I have
a nice cheap 360 camera the Xiaomi Mijia Sphere it’s an excellent option I
will put a link to this down in the description to where you can find it for
around the $200 mark this is the Manfrotto mini pixie tabletop tripod
I’ve got my favorite Manfrotto selfie stick here this is a two in one selfie
pole and finally we have an adapter which is going to allow us to put the
selfie stick onto the tripod so step one is you want to remove the tripod from your
camera if it has a tripod and we’re going to put that onto the selfie stick
now for the bottom end we’re going to undo this and look you can use any
selfie stick you want this is one I’d recommend but you don’t have to use it
I’m going to put this adapter on here I got this on Amazon for a couple of dollars
so I’ll put a link to that as well as all of these in the description and then
I’m putting my tripod onto there I think you guys are going to be amazed at how
little the presence will be of this set up in the final photos these legs are
really small look at that and then especially when we extend it so far out
and this is one of the longest selfie sticks that I found it goes almost to
eye level which is perfect for virtual tours you want them roughly at eye level
so there we go look that freestanding on its own and that’s very secure because
this is well made aluminium both the selfie stick and the tripod so you can
trust this not going to fall over especially if you’re indoors with no
wind with this approach I’ve chosen to set it up like this because I’m going to
go and hide in my photos you can actually just hold the selfie stick like
this and then you end up in the bottom of the shot if you like
but this is a good way to do it if your camera has a self timer like the Xiaomi
has or if you can activate it by your phone this tripod has a leveler you just
press down that button and you can adjust the tilt of the head you’ll want
to definitely make sure that is dead level before you go ahead and get to adjust to avoid it tipping over I find a good way to do
this is to see how straight it looks from all angles from a distance and
already I’m seeing it’s a little bit off tilt so I’m going to adjust it this way
a little bit more okay it’s looking good this way however it could look very different from this side let’s have a look okay yeah just a tiny bit this way
now, I think we have a vertical selfie stick Mi Sphere goes on Wi-Fi goes on
I’m going to connect to my app and then I’m going to go run and hide and take my
first photo let’s do it here we have the preview and I am hiding down the hallway there so let’s take our first photo so that’s our first shot taken now I’m
going to move the camera up about a meter or so I think you should just use
common sense and whenever you see the environment has changed significantly
then move it up that far you don’t need to do it every few inches I would say
maybe three to six feet at a time so I’ve got it here right now and I want
the next step of my two are to be about here I think enough has changed within
those six feet to guarant this next photo so you know the exact same thing
again and go hide when you’re walking through doorways
you’ll want to shoot a few extra shots so later on the 3d tour can be nicely
pieced together at the moment you can see this is the door right it might
think that that is wallpaper or a painting so that’s why we’re going to
take a few I’m going to take one here one here and one here I’d say it may be
a few inches apart just so the software can really determine that 3d space if creating a 3d map is something that really excites you like it does me you
want to get as many photos as possible in your room so it can then determine
the distance later on between everything in the room and it can create that
interactive map if you only have one photo it’s going to be less accurate so
the more the better look you don’t have to overshoot it but in a room like this
I’d say you’d want at least five different photos in different corners of
the room just so those depth points can be determined all right this room is
done so now let’s head over to the edit suite and pieced this bad boys together I can never resist the opportunity to do a bit of color correction so I put these 26
bad boys through Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop so you may want to do the same
neither Photoshop Lightroom or whatever your color corrector of choice is as you
can see I’ve only gonna subtle grade only because the image was well taken to
begin with I’m really just bringing up the shadows a little bit bringing down the
highlights just a tad and boosting that saturation and warmth a tiny little bit
you do need to be honest about the space you’re representing so don’t over color
corrected next head to CUPIX.COM sign in with your Facebook account and bam
we’re at the dashboard already up in the top left hit “new 3d tour” enter the
details of your space upload your photos and let it load look this is not going
to be fast it’s going to take up to a few hours depending on how many photos
you take so go outside and take some silly tiny planet photos while you’re
waiting and we’re done what we see in front of us isn’t really that impressive
right well wait for this s#!t this is gonna be so cool
I hit “floorplan” and here we have our virtual tour on the right but check this
out on the left this is an actual floor plan of the building I was
shooting and you can see it’s picked up the scale of everything has picked up
where the little rooms are to be honest I could have done a much better job at
shooting to really get the depth of each little crevice of this space but I just
wanted to give you guys a simple example but our virtual tour is completely
stitched so we can go from point to point and now look around and it’s
automatically been done for us this is super cool how long did that take guys
not long at all and you can see that all of our points
have been automatically detected about where the photo was taken within this
environment now wait for this this is gonna be even cooler still we’re going
into 3d texture mode and look at that we can see the walls we can see all the
details of the space on this 3d map how cool is this s#!t this is amazing I can
see how this would be really handy for architects or anyone working in
construction to get a super in-depth feel of a space see how I’m just moving
this whole space around this is massive [Me humming something epic about to happen.] now I’m gonna add some text into the space let’s say “BEN IS AWESOME” yeah! so there you can see we’ve added 3d text when people walk around our walk through
“Ben is awesome” is going to show up in that spot of our virtual tour there are
a bunch of other cool 3d elements you can add I won’t go into them now maybe
in another tutorial so next we want to go into the publisher and here we have
the preview of what your client would potentially look at they’d see “Ben is
awesome” and they’d be like hey if that guy’s awesome I must do business with
him it just looks super professional and I’ve essentially done this with a 200 dollar budget just the cost of the camera and the basic accessories but
honestly my mind is blown about how cool this tech is now you just hit the
publish slider and our virtual tour is now online we can copy the URL so when
we open up a new tab this will be the URL that we send people to so they can
access our virtual tour and here we have it guy’s our end result it is looking
absolutely awesome cool guys I hope this was helpful CUPIX is an awesome free
software so get on to it if you’re into creating virtual tours you want to
interiors exteriors use this software because it’s going to be amazing and
it’s free and easy and it’s all online and you’ll be able to send it to clients
or whoever wants to view it pretty easily so it’s definitely something I
would recommend if you’re looking to pick up a 360 camera I’ll put a link to
this one down in the description is my current camera of choice for the 200 dollar price range it’s excellent it delivers in so many ways so it’s excellent for
virtual tours again I’ll put links to my full set up down in the description also
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hey let me know if you like this and if you want to learn more about virtual
tours because maybe I’ll make some more videos they are going to some more
in-depth features of creating virtual tours I think this will be an awesome
way to earn money with your 360 camera so it’s something worth learning and
exploring because it means you’ll be bringing money in which will further
your 360 adventures until next time keep capturing your world in 360 this has
been Ben you follow me on instagram at Ben Clermont
tiny planets and all kinds of wacky 360 stuff and I’ll see you in the next video

100 thoughts to “How To Make A Virtual Tour With ANY 360 Camera”

  1. Hi Ben. I'm glad you like the Cupix virtual tour software. There's a Facebook group here for anyone interested in Cupix and creating virtual tours https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtualtournetwork/
    Best regards,
    Mic

  2. Hey Ben, I have questions. Virtual tour looks so nice on your video, but if I open it in cupix. It’s not so sharp. Is the quality of cupix comparative matterport? Thx for answering:)

  3. Hi ! Thank you for posting this video. Two quic questions. Do you think this software could replace Matterport ? I hate this camera, its bulky, slow and cost a lot to make it work (monthly fee, space etc)… but it is cool that it does stitch all alone, very good HDR, give measurement (not as accurate as they say but hey), give floor plan, and doll house. How would you compare it? And second question, do you think its possible to do bracketing and then merge the brackets without loosing mettadata and the sphere? Just bought a One x 😀 !! should receive in 1 week

  4. Thank you Ben. Great video. Question. Which app you use to connect your phone with the camera and take the pictures. Thank you

  5. Hello! excellent video I love your channel.

    I have a question, can the tour be used on facebook or get the index iframe to add it?

  6. Hi Ben. Doesn't it botter you that the Mi Sphere has color differences between the lenses? I thought it's only my unit, but I saw it also on your sample here.

  7. Cupix isn't free (?) – I tried to use the 'free trial' but was limited to the amount of images I could upload? Very strange 🙁

  8. Love watching your videos man! I tried to buy the misphere off of gearbest a month ago when it said it was for $239, I thought hell yeah I'll buy it; but I decided to email them and ask if that price is in Australian dollars; they said yes; but they lied 🤷‍♂️ having that happen kind of turned me off unfortunately

  9. Hello from mexico, I just bought the camera but cant find the adapter to mount the selfie stick on the tripod, is it a 3/8 female to 1/4 female or is it just 1/4 female to 1/4 female?

  10. hi my name is Alex from mexico city, I just oredered my camera from amazon and I am weating for it, Im looking forward on making 360 tours for local businesses, but how can you make 360 tours on cupix without paying money for the plans, the only way I can think of is by opening an account for every 360 tour and make 360 tours that are lower than 250mb on each account or maybe other solution would be to charge monthly for my 360 tours to pay for the data storage in cupix. I hope you can help me I wouldnt like to charge monthly because it doesnt seem affordable for small businesses.

  11. Hi Ben, thanks for the 360 tour video…..have one stupid question can the tour be uploaded to YouTube or does it reside on Cupix servers?

  12. If you are really particular about making sure the camera is perpendicular to the floor use a spirit level.

  13. Their samples are extremely laggy and ressource intensive on a MBP 2011, while Matterport zips through no problem. Do you have that issue on your end?

  14. Hi Ben, I am just diving into virtual tours and purchased this camera (only difference is I got the 3.5K instead of 4K). When I download my images to Cupix, there is still a black line on all sides when moving the from one side to the next. Its the Camera in the image, and I am not sure if there is something different I need to be doing in camera or on Cupix to create a better image and virtual tour?

    Thank you!

  15. WOW! I currently have the Samsung Gear 360 but am getting very interested in the Insta360 ONE-X camera. We have a 45' Class A motor home that I would like to create one of these 360 virtual tour of. If it works out then I may be able to do the same for others.

  16. Really wonderful tutorial Ben! 👍 👌 🌹 Subscribed nd break the bell 🤪😜 How could Cupix/Veer virtual tour upload on google maps can you please make an tutorial.
    Thank you for your great lecture 👍🌹🌷

  17. Can you add video triggers in there like when you added the text, instead of that being text can that be video?

  18. Loved the tutorial. But I am unsure how to color correct the images before import to the cupix software. What (free) software did you use?

  19. G'Day Mate, Thanks for this video. I'm a Google Recommended Pro and loved your work,
    Let me give you a tip. Hang the camera. … From the ceiling for easy self leveling. Great to see another Skippy making an impression on Youtube. Happyy ANZAC Day ! I hope you are enjoying "Van-Coooovre". 🙂

  20. Ben have you used the matterport software yet? I'm thinking of using the insta360 X one with it and wondered what you thought

  21. Thank you for the tutorial, love your stuff.
    Now I am creating tours for real estate do you have any suggestions on where I can host the URL online without it using up my CUPIX storage? Is there anyway I can embed the tour into my clients website and it stay there permanently?

    I don't want to post some tours to Google Maps as it is of clients homes.

    Thanks in advance, you really are a credit to this community.

  22. Great tutorial. That is my goal, to do real estate video Thanks for posting it and yes, I would like to see more video tour tutorials.

  23. Ben, I stumbled across your channel after buying an Insta360 One X, as well as Shanil and The360guy (not sure what his name is). In any event, all three of your channels are great.

    I recently purchased the "Claremont" selfie stick and await it's delivery. In any event, I noticed in this video that you didn't heed your own advice, which is that if you have an incredibly bright side (the window) and a much darker side (the office), one should turn the camera perpendicular to the bright source, so that an equal amount of light hits each sensor. Did you not do that because of the way Cupix needs to stitch the individual shots together and therefore the front of the camera needs to point at the spot where you will take the next photo, is it because you were afraid of a seam down the middle of the office floor, was it that the office was lit enough that the inside lighting wasn't much dimmer than the outside, or was it just a simple oversight?

    Anyway, thanks for posting these.

  24. can you use the iStaging attachment to an iphone to get the 360 pictures, and then upload it to Cupix to put it all together? I don't want to buy a separate 360 camera…
    thanks!

  25. Hi Ben!
    Thanks for your video.
    Need your help…!
    Is the selfie stick compatible with GoPro Fusion?

  26. Stupid question, the software is free but how do you host it? Do people prefer the matterport edit software?

  27. Well Cupix is only free up to
    250 MB and 3 times a month.
    Dont think you can store much tour from a house with 250 MB?

  28. Ben…I've been experimenting with different virtual tour services with mixed results. Regardless, when you complete a tour for a client and publish it on a service, how do you handle the monthly license cost of the service? Do you keep charging your clients for this service?

  29. Hey Ben, why is it that in the Publisher and Layout tabs the image looks super high res (shot with insta360 one x) but when i go to view it after I've published it, it's blurry and not high res anymore?

  30. Anyone tell me how to add some interactive activities in this VR footage.
    I used to used Actionscript to do the interactive contents. So any suggestions, Thank you?

  31. Nice job.
    I noticed though that on the virtual tour the cam shows in the end of the hall way . was that a mirror ?
    (Edit: Thats the OTHER cam . Silly me ! )
    Thank you for the great video

  32. it seems like my quality is so terrible even after I post it live. Why is it that the quality is so much better when we use any other software such as Kuula or round me. Cupix is the only software (besides matterport) that does a virtual walk through and I value that, how it just makes it to damn blurry (using the same pics). Do you know why this is?

  33. I got a basic question and may seem stupid to ask but I am new to this field. I want to do a virtual tour of a replica WW1 trench at my local museum for my digital archaeology module and was wondering can you use the 3d phot option on my Huawei phone to take the photos needed to work through Cupix or do I need to buy a 3D camera? i am a student so obviously saving money is my preference haha but if I needed to buy a 3d camera on a budget what would work?

  34. Hey Ben
    Just stumbled across your video and I’m super impressed ! Quick question , once you publish and generate a link, can it be embedded into a website?

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