Project presentation: 3D tours sources

Presentation of your idea is one of the most important phases of each project as from this point your client will decide if they like the design or not. And for some people it's not enough just to show simple renderings – even such things can be hard to understand. Luckily, there are a lot of other options for more impressive and immersive project presentation nowadays! Today we want to introduce you one of these options: 3D tour creation.

It will be incredibly helpful for those people who work in BIM as you might use the same model not only for rendering, but for 3D tours creation also.

Who and how uses 3D tours

The usage is pretty wide, but it's mostly used by restaurants/hotels/showrooms owners, architects, interior designers, contractors, realtors/real estate companies and etc. As embedded pictures on websites, combined with BIMx Webviewer functions, this can become a powerful tool for representation. Also, most of the social media portals can and will show 360° panoramas or pictures. E.g. see how Facebook does it here. It is listed under the Detailed Render settings in the PhotoRendering Settings dialog (Document/Creative Imaging/PhotoRendering Settings).

360° panoramas renderings can become an impressive part of your portfolio as you can publish it on your Facebook page or website.

Type of data

First of all we want you to know that there are several options of data that you can upload to these websites. Some websites allow you to upload all the types and some just a few of them. But in general these types of data are:

  • 360° or panorama renders (sphere/cube)

  • 360° render videos

  • 360° photos

  • 360° videos

If you are an Archicad user, you can create 360° renders with Archicad's CineRender or export it to visualization software such as Cinema4D, Twinmotion, Lumion, Enscape and etc and create 360° renderings in one of these solutions.



Twinlinker

Price: Free (5 virtual visits)

Trial version: –

Navigation hotspots: Yes

Plan view: –

VR mode: Yes

Some time ago this platform was developed by Abvent as an addition for Artlantis and Twinmotion. It supports panoramas and 360 videos and is one of the most simple platforms.

👉 Try: https://twinlinker.com/


 

My Lumion

Price: Free (Max 10 vp/ pan, Max 10 pan/Lumion license)

Trial version: –

Navigation hotspots: –

Plan view: –

VR mode: –

This platform is a part of Lumion ecosystem. It's viewable on any device and in browser and to view a 360 panorama, you will need a special web link. In Lumion 6.0 you can render 360 panoramas and upload them directly to MyLumion.

👉 Try: https://lumion.com/mylumion.html


 

3D vista

Price: $499/one time

Trial version: 30 days

Navigation hotspots: Yes

Plan view: Yes

VR mode: Yes

It has nice 3D transitions and interesting feature of adding several views to one model: you can show the empty room and furnished room in one 3D tour. Also you can add embedded content as "cards" of elements. Available in browser, Laptop (+offline), and on mobile devices.

👉 Try: https://www.3dvista.com/


 

Yulio

Price: $600/one time

Trial version: 30 days, up to 2 seats &10 projects

Navigation hotspots: Yes

Plan view: Yes

VR mode: Yes

On Yulio you can also find an option to add interactive elements to help tell the story: sounds, videos, texts and images. Compatible software list for Yulio is pretty long.

👉 Try: https://www.yulio.com/


 

Orbix 360

Price: Free / $8.25/$9.99/mo

Trial version: –

Navigation hotspots: Yes

Plan view: –

VR mode: Yes

Orbix allows you to add a lot of elements on the scene: images, Video-Https, Text Elements, Scene Sounds and effects (as snow, rain and etc). It's a user-friendly and an inexpensive solution.

👉 Try: https://orbix360.com/


 

Panaroo

Price: $10/50scenes / $30/scenes / $100/unlim

Trial version: 14 days

Navigation hotspots: Yes

Plan view: –

VR mode: –

Allows you to share your virtual tours on over 40 social platforms and easily add tours to your website. It's a mobile-friendly tool.

👉 Try: https://panoroo.com/


 

Momento360

Price: Free (limited) / $4.99/5.99/mo / $15/18/mo

Trial version: 14 days

Navigation hotspots: Yes

Plan view: –

VR mode: Yes

With Momento360 your viewers can see your 360 on whatever device they’re on, without having to log in or download anything. You can add text, attachments, links to other sites.

👉 Try: https://www.momento360.com/


 

Roundme

Price: $0 / $5/tour / $10/tour / $15/tour / $8.25/12.99/mo

Trial version: 15 uploads/weekly

Navigation hotspots: Yes

Plan view: –

VR mode: Yes

Round me is a multi platform solution with unlimited storage space. You can add Portals, Hotspots, Maps, Welcome Screens and Sounds and embed it to your website.

👉 Try: https://roundme.com/



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