YouVR File types
YouVR supports only Ricoh theta series at this moment.
- All 360 images taken by Ricoh theta will download as JPEG image file.
- The size of 360 images will depend on the type of camera.
- Ricoh Theta Z1: 6720 * 3360
- Ricoh Theta V: 5376 * 2688
- Ricoh Theta SC: 1920 * 1080
- The file size of 360 images will range from 3 MB to 5 MB depending on the details of each image.
Things to follow for best outcomes
There are some conditions that should be set before starting to capture and during capturing the space with the Quicksite 3D app to get the best automatically created tour.
Set the camera height
1) Set the camera above your head.
The optimal condition is when the camera positioned in the center height of the room. For example, if the ceiling is 3.2 m than the camera at 1.6 m will work finest.
However, considering the height of the shooter, you have to set the camera above your head(1.7 - 1.8m) so the camera lens won’t have anything blocked in front of it. The camera should be higher than the shooter, but should also have enough distance from the ceiling.
2) Input the actual height of the camera into Quicksite 3D app.
After you completed setting up the camera on a tripod, input the actual height of the tripod into the ‘camera height’ in Quicksite 3D app.
Distance between two scenes
1) Capture 360 photos every 2m to 3m apart.
YouVR can connect each scene simply by detecting common feature points and mapping them directly onto a 3D model. If the scenes are taken too far apart from each other, our system cannot get the common feature points and will get the unnatural results.
2) When capturing 360 images, ensure that the line of sight between each scan is unblocked.
Try to capture the significant point on the path like real.
3) Shoot more around the doorways.
For every doorway, capture one image approximately 1 m before the doorway, one image under the doorway and one image approximately 1 m after the doorway.
4) Avoid capturing too near to the walls or furniture.
It may affect to disturb detecting common points. Also, avoid taking pictures at the corners of the room.
Set up with Quicksite 3D
Before you begin
Quicksite 3D app is only available on the testflight for now. Get an invitation from us via email and download the Quicksite 3D through the testflight app.
Set up with Quicksite 3D
After downloading the Quicksite 3D app, sign up with your Quicksite 3D account and follow the steps below to create a new project for getting started.
Step 1. Open the Quicksite 3D app and sign in.
- Put the given enterprise ID
- All the inputs are case sensitive.
Step 2. Create a new project by pressing the plus button in the middle of the screen. Put the project name.
Step 3. Select the 360 camera.
Make sure that the Ricoh Theta is connected properly with Wifi settings. To learn how to connect the camera with a smartphone, click here. Quicksite 3D is compatible only with Ricoh Theta at this point.
Step 4. Select the shooting mode. You can select between auto mode and manual mode, and shooting mode can be changed during capturing.
- Auto Mode: Scans are captured automatically when the countdown finishes.
- Manual Mode: Scans are captured when you press the capture button.
Step 5. Set the camera height, the distance between capture points, and timer for the countdown.
- Camera height: Height from the ground to the camera lens. It’s important to keep this height consistent throughout your projects.
- Distance: Regular distance for every 360 images. Once you go further out of the safe distance, the app will notify you. We recommend capturing 360 images every 2m to 3m to get enough common feature points.
- Timer: The app will take the next 360 image automatically as soon as it finished counting the seconds.
Step 6. Upload the floor plan if you have. Quicksite 3D can proceed both with or without a floor plan, so you can skip this step and upload later on the web dashboard.
Step 7. Align the camera view and smartphone view based on the centerline.
Tip) Make sure that target points are pointing at the same object.
Once finished, click OK to confirm.
Now you can start capturing with Quicksite 3D.
How to connect Ricoh Theta with the app
Most of the 360 camera is connected via Wifi network. Please be sure to open the Quicksite 3D App first with Wifi/Data connection and then proceed with the following steps.
Step 1. Press the power button on the side of camera and power on.
Step 2. Press the mode button to make sure that "Camera mode" is on, not the "Video mode".
Step 3. Press the Wireless button on the camera to turn the Wifi on. Check the Wifi lamp is blinking.
Step 4. Go to Wifi settings on your phone and search the network named “THETAYL00000000”.(numbers will vary)
Step 5. Input the password. The password of your RICOH Camera is the sequence of numbers after the network name.
Step 6. Make sure that Wifi lamp on Ricoh Theta is not blinking, but stay shining.
Step 7. Open the Quicksite 3D App.
You can also visit here to learn more about connecting ricoh theta.