FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
SHOULD I GET RENDERINGS BEFORE A 360 VIRTUAL TOUR?
Usually, the renderings and virtual tours go hand in hand however there’s no rule as to which product should be created first. We can either create virtual tours then extract renderings from the VR tour or can do the opposite. It really depends on your priorities and which route makes more sense for you.
DO 360 VIRTUAL TOURS HAVE TO BE PART OF A PACKAGE WITH 3D RENDERINGS?
No. However if they are part of a package we can offer a good discount as we can use the same assets for both the tours and renderings.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO DISPLAY A 360 VIRTUAL TOUR?
A 360 tour is an online micro-website that can be added to an online server and accessed via a link. Any device that has access to the internet can display the tour. Additionally, devices equipped with gyroscopes (smartphones, tablets, etc.) will automatically detect your movement so that you can move through the tour accordingly. You can also put a smartphone into a case (i.e. Google Cardboards) that will transform it into a simple & portable VR Headset. The tours work with any system e.g. windows, mac, android, iOS, etc.
ARE 360 VIRTUAL TOURS THE SAME AS REAL-TIME VIRTUAL TOURS?
No, they are 2 different products. 360 Virtual Tours consist of various 360 Renderings and ‘hotspots’ are created inside of the tour which allows you to move between different points. This is similar to the way that you would walk down a street on Google Maps street view. Real-Time VT is when everything is rendered in real-time (like in a video game) and you can walk freely wherever you want, being also able to interact with different elements (i.e. open doors, changing materials, etc). Both of these technologies have pros and cons that are described in the section above the FAQ
DO YOU ALSO WORK WITH REAL-TIME VIRTUAL TOURS?
Yes, and if you are interested we can send you examples. We don’t publish them as they are composed of executive files that you have to play on your computer (like video games)
CAN A 360 VIRTUAL TOUR BE A PROPER WEBSITE?
Yes, a 360 Virtual Tour is already an online micro-website that can be developed and turned into a proper website with all its functionality and connected sales tools. At the top of this page, there are a couple of examples of the tours that show what they look like when integrated into a website.
CAN I CHANGE THE MATERIALS OR OTHER ELEMENTS IN REAL-TIME IN A 360 VIRTUAL TOUR?
No, this feature is only for Real-Time Virtual Tours and is not possible for 360 Virtual Tours because they are made of static renderings.
WILL THE 360 VIRTUAL TOUR BE PLACED ON OUR SERVER OR ON YOURS?
Whilst we are developing the tours, it stays on our server. Once it is finished we will send you all the files that you need to put the 360 virtual tour on your server and this is highly advisable since you will have full control over it.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST ADVANTAGE OF INVESTING IN VIRTUAL REAL ESTATE TOURS?
They give a good idea of the space of the project without having to see the project fully built, which can speed up the process of approving the project or buying/renting a property. Moreover, it’s a secure way to keep prospecting your clients in case physical meetings aren’t possible. In addition, the tours are online so you can collect data about traffic and use this to improve your sales.
CAN I ADD MUSIC AND OTHER SOUNDS TO IMPROVE THE CLIENT’S EXPERIENCE?
Yes, we can add music and different sounds, i.e. lounge music in a restaurant, birds singing outside an apartment window, or the sound of moving traffic on the street.