Concept3D Launches Tour Builder for User-Created VR Tour Experiences
Concept3D, creator of immersive online experiences with 3D modeling, interactive maps and VR-enabled virtual tour software, has launched Tour Builder, a new self-service platform that allows anyone to create, manage and share their own VR-enabled virtual tours.
Described by the company as “dead simple” to use, Tour Builder taps into Concept3D’s experience of building the robust content management system (CMS) that powers the company’s interactive 3D maps and premium virtual tour system used by a wide range of industries including convention centers and event venues, data centers, hospitals, higher education, large commercial sites, retirement communities and real estate.
Tour Builder supports the use of both 360-degree panorama and standard images for tour stops. By using 360-degree images, tours are automatically set up for viewing in VR with the necessary hardware, enabling those with VR goggles to just hit the VR icon at the top of the tour to enjoy a fully immersive experience.
According to Concept3D CEO Gordon Boyes, Tour Builder brings audiences right into a highly visual experience – just like VR but without the need for goggles.
“The business applications of Tour Builder are endless, from employee training, hotels and resort marketing, to commercial real estate sales,” Boyes explained.
He continued, “Tour Builder makes it easier than ever to create exciting and engaging experiences that bring audiences to a location. Like everything we build at Concept3D, our customers control the content and we provide an eye-catching 3D encounter. Much of this same technology is embedded into our interactive maps, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, wayfinding, asset tracking and space-planning solutions.”
Building tours is an easy process: users simply create an account and use Tour Builder’s intuitive CMS to upload 360-degree panorama or standard images and assign a location by entering an address or dropping a pin on the accompanying map. The platform then guides the user through the process of adding information, more images, video and audio tracks to tour stops.
Once the tour is built and published, it can easily be edited and shared via link or embedded in a website. By integrating with Mapbox and OpenStreetMap, Tour Builder creates an in-window “minimap” for easy navigation and jumping between stops, as well as to highlight the specific geographic location.
Examples of Concept3D Tour Builder projects from Vantage Data Centers, Hotel Covington, a World Cup Tour, Denver’s Union Station, Texas A&M University, and INDUSTRY, a creative workspace, can be explored HERE.
Concept3D has launched Tour Builder with three tiers offering various levels of functionality and tour views: Starter (free), Foundation and Enterprise.
Examples of Tour Builder’s premium functionality include the ability to create unlimited tours, advanced tour embed options, audio narration, third-party data integrations, a built-in lead-generation system, full map platform integration and access to the Concept3D’s Client Success Team.