Automatic Hotspot Alignment PRO
Automatic Hotspot Alignment is a tour setting you can select on the Tour & Collection setting page. If checked, it will automatically align the orientation (heading) of photos within a tour based on positions of hotspots in each picture.
This feature is available in combination with hotspots in our PRO plan. However you can test it with the free account and only need PRO subscription to publicly share or embed tours with hotspots and automatic alignment.
How does it work?
For the automatic alignment to work you need to have a pair of photos in a tour that are mutually connected by hotspots. On the image below, post A has a hotspot leading to post B and B has one leading back to post A.
When the user moves from photo A to photo B by clicking on a hotspot, the Automatic Hotspot Alignment function will align the initial heading in post B to match the one from post A. This makes the transition seem like a natural walkthrough.
When to use it?
This feature works best for tours where photos are taken in close proximity of each other. For example in a real estate tour, a street walk or anywhere where you shoot 360 panoramas at regular intervals and where the respective shots are related to each other (i.e. are made in the same physical location).
However, you can try it with any tour and see if you like the effect. Turning it on and off is as easy as checking a single checkbox and you can always change your mind!
Where to find it?
The Automatic Hotspot Alignment checkbox is available in the tour/collection settings page.
The tour settings page can be accessed from the list of tours. Each tour has a context menu - 3 dots in the lower right corner. Simply open the menu and select Edit/Reorder. The same button is also present on the bottom thumbnail bar when you are viewing a tour.