How to Make 360 Experiences that Sparkle
Check Out and Choose a Cool 360 Camera
Now, with compact, friendly 3D cameras, anyone can create 360 content. There’s a huge variety of cameras, each with its own unique lens. Top level cameras include two fisheye lenses that cover 2×180 degrees of each shot, avoiding complex processing prior to exporting the file. Experts recommend GoPro Fusion, Ricoh Theta V, Detu Twin, Samsung Gear 360 (2017) and a few other models.
Creating Your Experience Can Be Easy
Design a User-Friendly Experience
Watch the Lighting
3D shooting can be rather challenging when it comes to lighting. Uniform lighting is the name of the game.Many find dawn and dusk to be the best times for the photo shoot as they offer uniform lighting without strong shadows and irregularity that tend to hamper the VR experience. Direct sunlight is less desirable, as it can cause lens flare and can emphasize the stitching. If you need artificial light, take care to test the environment in advance, and place the focus of the camera in as close as possible to the lighting. You can use imaginative ways to hide lighting that’s placed in plain sight or choose to edit it out later, during post production.
What About the Height of the Camera?
• Headset – for testing your VR content
• Travel tripod – for stabilizing your VR visuals without legs that will stick out during the shoot
• Extension – for raising the camera to reduce the appearance of the tripod in the scene
• Backpack – for comfortably wandering around with the equipment