There is no denying the growing role and impact of social media on marketing. This is exactly why we have added this cool feature to our existing panorama creator in Palette CAD. Now you can show off those awesome projects even easier, or use them to get a little extra exposure for your products and services on Facebook.
The groundwork is almost identical to creating the Palette Move panoramas. Start by positioning the active camera, in order to determine the viewing settings of your panorama. For best results, place the camera near the center of your plan, have the tilt angle at zero, and view height around 150-180cm. This will give the viewer a more immersive feeling, as if they are standing in the room. In perspective window you can see the starting point for your 360° image.
Once you are happy with the camara settings and positioning (don't forget about the ceiling in case it was hidden) , go to the file menu, and choose create panorama from the export features.
A new window will open with a number of options for your panorama. Decide on the quality and the visualisation style, and select save. More detailed explation of these options can be found in the Palette CAD help index (F1). The below window will pop up next. Choose a location to save, a name for your file and then make sure to change the save as type to panorama files for Facebook before clicking on save.
The image will now be rendered, which may take up to a few minutes depending on the quality options selected. The rest is very straight forward, just upload a photo in Facebook as usual, and select it from your computer when prompted.
The photo on your computer will appear as a normal image, as seen from the pic below, but once uploaded to Facebook should give you the option to look around freely.
That's all there is to it. You can find the 360° example from the plan above at our Facebook page, as well as, upload your own for our viewing pleasure. Funtastic!
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