Panorama and Cardboard

Overview

Enscape allows you to generate 360° panoramas in both stereo or mono. They can be saved to a file or uploaded into the cloud, where they are accessible via weblink. The panoramas can be viewed with a web browser on both desktop computers or mobile devices. If you exported a stereo panorama, you can enable the cardboard mode on your mobile device by clicking on the cardboard icon.

Enscape's Render Panorama buttons in Revit

How to export a panorama

Start Enscape and simply navigate to the position you want to capture. Then, click the Render Panorama button, and choose either Render Panorama, which will render the image out in mono, or Render Panorama for Cardboard which will render the image out in stereo. The panorama will now be generated and saved to be then found via the My Uploads button, under the Panoramas tab.

Manage your Panoramas

Click My Uploads and then select the Panoramas tab to open your panorama gallery. Here you get an overview of your panoramas. You can sort them by project or time in the upper right corner. Hover over the image, moving the mouse pointer to the left or right side to rotate the panorama.

Enscape's My Uploads window

Click on the cloud symbol to upload your panorama to the Cloud.

Upload Panorama to the Cloud icon

Once you have uploaded the panorama to the cloud, the Upload panorama to cloud button changes to the View panorama in browser button. Clicking on the button will directly open the panorama in your browser; hovering over this button will reveal a QR code that can be scanned with QR scanning software which will directly open the link to the panorama in the devices default browser.

Enscape's View panorama in browser button showing the QR code when hovering over the button

Finally, the 3 dots icon will reveal further options:

  • Save panorama to file…
  • Copy link address
  • Copy QR code
  • Save QR code to file…
  • Remove panorama from cloud

The Panoramas gallery additional options

Additionally, you will see small icons in the bottom left and right corners of the panorama gallery thumbnail. The cloud icon means that it is uploaded to the cloud whereby a web link is available. The glasses icon means that it is a stereo panorama ready to be viewed with a cardboard device.

Icons that indicate a panorama is uploaded to the Cloud and is in Stereo mode

Tune the Parameters

In the Enscape settings, you can modify the overall Rendering Quality in the General tab. This also affects the panorama rendering time and quality. Medium generally produces great results at a high speed, Ultra provides the highest quality but takes the longest time.

The resolution can be specified in the Capture tab from the Resolution drop down menu. Be aware that only the height is taken into account. The width is adjusted accordingly.

 

ResolutionMonoStereo
Low2048 x 10242048 x 2048
Normal4096 x 20484096 x 4096
High8192 x 40968192 x 8192

 

If you are not happy with the exposure brightness in your final panorama, disable Automatic Exposure and set a manual exposure that you want. If auto exposure is enabled, Enscape measures a good exposure when starting the panorama capture that might not be ideal for the overall panorama.

Preview Panorama

Navigate in the panorama by holding the left mouse button and moving the mouse. Try it below.

View it in Cardboard

Use a QR code scanner on your mobile phone to open the panorama. We recommend using Google Chrome or Safari to view it properly.

Panorama in Cardboard in Mono mode

Click on the cardboard icon in the lower right corner to enable the stereo mode. You will then be asked to put your phone into a cardboard device.

Panorama in Cardboard in Stereo mode

It is important to specify the correct cardboard mode by clicking on the little gear icon.

Select the correct View Mode

Usually, the Cardboard I/O 2015 view mode looks best for most of the cardboard editions..

Top-Tip
In your Documents folder you will find an Enscape folder which contains the Panorama folder where Enscape stores the files associated with panoramas. These files are stored as .xml files and if you delete these files you will remove the panoramas from your My Panoramas as well as any connection to the files in the Cloud.
Pro-Tip
Insert Links to Navigate
Enscape gives you the panorama in mono and stereo via a normal image file or uploads it to the web. If you want to go further, you can connect the panoramas with clickable arrow links to make it more interactive. A variety of tools exist to do that, for example krpano.
For Software Developers
If you want to host the panorama on your own webspace, follow these guidelines. This is for users with software development background only – usually, our one-click cloud upload is a great solution to host your panorama reliably and fast.

Security & Privacy Policy for Cloud Service

For our Security and Privacy policy for Cloud Services, please refer to our EULA’s


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