How to Add Photospheres to a WebVR Site With Frame
hotospheres are 360 degree photos made by stitching together multiple photos or by taking photos with special, spherical cameras. Finding and bringing photospheres into Frame is easy. Here's an example if you want to see a photosphere in Frame.
Why would you want to bring a photosphere into Frame?
Frame makes photospheres easy to view from just about any device or VR headset.
Frames are multi-user, so you could use Frame to explore your photospheres with friends, colleagues, students...you name it.
Expanding a photosphere in your Frame is an easy to way to give your Frame a background.
While you can view and expand photospheres in Frame from just about every VR headset, you have to be on desktop mode to bring photospheres into your Frame. On desktop, navigate to framevr.io, make a free account using the orange button on the top right, and claim a Frame.
Once inside your new Frame, you can press the "q" key to pull up the Frame menu.
You'll see a button called "360 photo". Click on that with the cursor ring, then click on the 'Add Your Own" button.
An upload widget will appear and you can drag in or select a photosphere from your computer. The photosphere has to be in the equirectangular format.
The photosphere initially shows up as a spinning orb, but you can expand the photosphere by clicking on it with the cursor ring in desktop, your laser pointer in VR mode, or a tap from a mobile device that isn't in VR mode.
You can return to the home scene by opening the Frame menu with "q" and clicking the "Home" button.
Add as many photospheres to your Frame as you want!
Note: if you expand a photosphere in your own Frame, it will be set as the background of your Frame until you change it or return to the home world.
Tips and Tricks:
Once a photosphere is expanded, you may want to hide the in-world signs that are on the Frame home scene. You can toggle the visibility of those signs from any device by opening the Frame menu and selecting the "Signs" button.
You can also simply preview an existing 360 photo by selecting Tana Baru or the German Cathedral from the 360 photo menu instead.
If you're looking for photospheres on the web to try out in Frame, you can check out this Flickr library.