Walkthrough Mode PRO
Walkthrough Mode makes moving between photos in a tour feel natural, by aligning the camera orientation between shots connected by hotspots. The video below shows that feature in action:
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How to turn it on?
The Walkthrough Mode can be easily enabled or disabled at any time. The checkbox is available in the tour/collection settings page, next to the transitions dropdown.
The tour settings page can be accessed from the bottom thumbnail bar when you are viewing a tour, by clicking on the Edit/Reorder link.
Once you are on that screen, all you need to do is to check the box on the right, and Walkthrough Mode will be enabled for that tour.
For best effect, consider combining the Walkthrough mode with the Walk-through or Fly-through transition type. It can be selected from the dropdown on the left of the check box.
This feature is available in our PRO plan. However you can test it with the free account and only need PRO subscription to publicly share or embed tours using this function.
When building a tour that makes use of the feature, make sure to add hotspots with backlinks. This can speed up the process of building the tour by half!
Walkthrough mode overrides heading settings for individual posts. For more information go to this article.
How does it work?
The alignment works on any two (or more) 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, Walkthrough Mode will align the initial heading in post B to match the one from post A. This makes the transition seem natural - as if the user was moving in the actual space.
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 toggling a checkbox and you can always change your mind!