VR 360° layer

A BluffTitler generated VR 360° YouTube video. Click and drag your mouse on the video to look around. Notice that a higher field of view (press - on the numeric pad) increases the sharpness.

What can I do with the VR 360° layer?

With the VR 360° layer you can export your show as a 360° picture/video.

How do I create a VR 360° layer?

Choose LAYER > Add layer > Add VR 360° layer... to create a new VR 360° layer.

The new VR 360° layer can be selected from the layers dropdown to make it the active layer.

Examples

The installer comes with shows demonstrating the possibilities of the VR 360° layer. Choose FILE > Open show... and select a show from the BluffTitler/Media/Shows/VR360 folder.

To quickly switch between your own shows and the ones that come with the installer, click on the Personal and App buttons in the upper right corner of the file dialog.

Equirectangular

A VR 360° layer does not add any elements to your show. It only renders it in the equirectangular format for the creation of 360° pictures and videos.

2 layers

When you add a VR 360° layer, 2 new layers are created: a cubemap layer attached to the camera layer and a picture layer using the Fullscreen in foreground style and the System/ViewCubemap effect.

Unmark the Visible checkbox of the picture layer to temporarily switch to normal mode.

Resolution

A 360° video has a horizontal field of view (FOV) of 360°. For a normal, flat video this is about 90°. This means that in order to achieve the same sharpness, your resolution has to be fourfold. Roughly speaking, a 360° video with the same sharpness of an HD video has to be rendered in 8K. Learn more

YouTube

Before uploading a 360° video to YouTube, you have to run their 360° Video Metadata Tool to mark the video as a 360° video. When you forget this, your video won't be recognized as a 360° video and be played as a normal, flat video. Learn more