Floor plans PRO
This tutorial will show you how to add a floor plan to your Virtual Tour and add overlay hotspots that link to the individual photos in the tour.
If you already have a tour and you wish to add floor plans to it, you can do it using the Upload > Single image function.
A floor plan can be created in a variety of ways. It can be a 3d rendering of the property, a map, a blueprint or CAD drawing or even a photo of a hand-drawn sketch made with your mobile phone. At the end of this article, you can find a list of recommended services and apps.
Adding hotspots to plans
Once the plan is uploaded and added to a tour, you can add labels & hotspots to your floor plan in the same way as you would add them to a 360° photo. Here's an example of a hotspot added over a regular image, a floor plan in this case:
If you are not familiar with editing hotspots on Kuula, you can start checking this guide to see how to add the connections in a fast and easy way.
The plan menu
The plan menu is a button located in the lower left corner of the tour player. It can be used to add a shortcut link to one or more posts in the tours, including floor plans. You can see the menu in action in this demo tour.
To add a post to the menu, go to the Edit tour section and check the Add to plan menu button on selected thumbnails.
Once you add at least one post to the plan menu, the Plan button will show up in the tour. Clicking on it will take the users to the selected post, or if multiple posts are added, it will open a small expand menu where you can choose which plan to go to. This feature can be used for multi floor plans.
The red icon next to the "Add to plan menu" button allows you to hide the post from the thumbnail view. It can be used to completely hide the plan from the thumbnail bar and have it available only under the Plan button. For more information, please refer to the Managing Tours tutorial.
Plans in VR headsets
Floor plans and other regular images are also supported VR headsets. Hotspots can be activated using gaze navigation.
Floor plan apps and services
There is a number of available solutions where you can order a floor plan or create one yourself. Here's list of solutions recommended by the Kuula team:
- Home3ds will create the plans for you. Just send them some photos or a simple sketch. Here's a demo tour showcasing plans created by Home3ds based on 360 photos.
- CubiCasa automatically generates a floor plan whn you scan the property with your mobile phone.
- SmartDraw is a classic drawing application where you can design and edit plans.