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Adding 360 AR to Storyline 360

My new role has allowed me to venture past Captivate and enter the world of Articulate 360 and in particular, Storyline. I’m enjoying the change and have to say, Storyline is miles ahead of Captivate. I wanted to demonstrate (as well as figure out) how 360 AR can be added to Storyline, and turns out it’s fairly simple.  Using the project I created using Marzipano here as the basis for 360, it’s as simple as inserting a new Web Object. From the Browse button navigate to the folder of the files downloaded from the Marzipano online tool OR enter the address of the Marzipano files that you may have on a server somewhere. View the Storyline course below or click to view in a new tab

Marzipano 360 how to change hotspot properties and styles

Recently I was asked about changing the hotspot properties of a Marzipano 360 project. This article will extend on How to use 360 images with Marzipano and Insta360. Unfortunately, there is no interface to change the styles of the hotspot, so you’ll need to know a little bit about CSS. For a simple free HTML / CSS editor, checkout Brackets. With your project completed and exported, we want to edit the file called style.css. As I’m using brackets, search for hotspot. This will reveal all the classes that are linked to all hotspots. You are looking for anything with the word background-color: or background: The value after will be a rgb() or rgba() value. These represent a Red Green Blue colour up to the value of 256. Where it is rgba, the a represents the alpha component of the colour. So, for example lets look at changing the default grey colour to a vibrant green. The first thing you want to do is locate you new colour value. A great place to start is https://www.w3schools.com/colors/colors_picker.asp where you can select the colour you want. In this case, I will use rgb(51, 204, 51). Here is a screen shot of the original for reference. Back to your CSS. You need to update background colours with the colour of choice with the following CSS classes: .info-hotspot .info-hotspot-header .info-hotspot .info-hotspot-text .info-hotspot .info-hotspot-close-wrapper Save your CSS file and review the results.   Why not have a play with other colours, in the CSS. Don’t forget the semi-colon at the end of the lines!

Adding Social Media Buttons to a Marzipano Tour

Found this great article on adding some social sharing icons to your Marzipano 360 virtual tour project. If you are using the Marzipano Tool to create Virtual Tours this tutorial will take you step by step through the process of adding in 4 of the most common “Share” buttons. Email, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Read more at Adding Social Media Buttons to a Marzipano Tour