Panorama & Cardboard

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.

How to export a panorama

panoribbonStart Enscape and simply navigate to the position you want to capture. Then, click the Take Panorama button, in either mono or stereo. The panorama will now be generated and saved in your My Panoramas gallery.

Manage your Panoramas

mypanoramasClick My Panoramas 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 to rotate the panorama. The buttons give you the following options:

  • By clicking on the disk icon, you can save the panorama as an image file.
  • The blue arrow teleports you back to where you took the panorama.
  • The cloud icon lets you upload it to the cloud, the rectangle with the eye then gives you the web link or QR code if you hover over it.
  • The red cross deletes the panorama from the cloud or your disk.

Additionally, you see little icons in the corners of your panorama in the gallery. The cloud icon means that it is uploaded and a web link is available. The glasses icon means that it is a stereo panorama ready to be viewed with a cardboard device.

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.

The resolution can be specified in the Capture tab. Be aware that only the height is taken into account. The width is adjusted accordingly. For both web and mobile panoramas, we recommend a height of at least 1500 pixels.

Preview Panorma

Navigate in the panorama by holding the 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.

 

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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.

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

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

Going further

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.


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