At Iconasys we strive to develop and provide the most powerful product photography software for still and 360 imaging. We are excited to announce the latest release of the Iconasys 360 Product View Creator Software. The latest features further enhance performance, interactivity, usability, deliverability and customization. No other software will provide users have the extensive format output options nor the ability to customize their 360 product views to the extent that is offered in this latest release.
360 Product View Output Type:
HTML5: Fully interactive 360 product views. Dynamic, responsive and compatible on both web and mobile (iPhone/Android) browsers.
Interactive MP4: Fully interactive 360 product views with compression up to 10X compared to HTML5 output. Dynamic, responsive and compatible on both web and mobile (iPhone/Android) browsers. Also provide the ability to adjust bitrate.
360 Animated GIF: Optimal for inserting 360 product views into social media channels (ex. Facebook, Instagram). Also great for email! Compatible on both web and mobile (iPhone/Android) browsers.
Standard MP4 Video: Standard video format output – can be uploaded to YouTube and/or embedded. Users also have the ability to adjust bitrate for the MP4 Video output type. Compatible on both web and mobile (iPhone/Android) browsers.
360 Image Hotspots:
Insert interactive hotspots on a single or set of frames to enhance visual communication (see 360 hotspot example here). Hotspots are available in a variety of different formats including:
- Image Hotspot: Hotspot will link to another image file that will be displayed when hotspot is clicked. This option includes an image description text field that when text is entered, will be displayed along the bottom of the image. Great examples of image hotspots are showing additional product views that are not covered by the standard 360 spin (for example – show the sole and top down views of a shoe
- URL Hotspot: Hotspot will link to a URL that will automatically open when the hotspot is clicked this URL in a new tab.
- Text Hotspot: The most basic hotspot option, will simply display text when mouse hovered. Clicking the text hotspot will produce no action
Hotspots are available in 8 different colors and include the ability to add a Hotspot title – that is text that will be displayed over top of the hotspot when mouse hovered. Hotspot functionality is available in both HTML5 and Interactive MP4 output.
Upload & Save Custom Player buttons:
In addition to the 9 default player button options, users can now upload and save a custom set of player buttons into the 360 view creator that can be used in the 360 output. Buttons include: Play/Pause, Left, Right, Zoom In/Out and Full Screen. For additional info on creating custom player buttons including a template for getting started, please see this KB article.
Define Player Button Position:
In addition to adding/omitting buttons, users can now also define what buttons are displayed and where on the 360 product view output. Choose from up to 9 different locations for each button to be displayed.
360 Product View showing button position relocation
Multi-Row 360 Product Views (aka 3D Product Views):
Looking to create a 360 product view with multi-rows? The Iconasys 360 Product View Creator allows users to import a set of images shot at multiple rows and define number of frames per row. This will also enable up and down mouse control in addition to left and right control. Users can import infinite rows of images. Multi-row 360 product views, also referred to as 3D product views, are available in HTML5 format.
Importing Images via Command Line:
Users can write a basic command line script to automate the import and 360 image creation process. Additional info can be found in this KB article.
Disable 360 Rotation on User Interaction:
When a user interacts with a 360 product view that has the Auto Play player type (ex. click and drag), the product will stop continuously rotating.
About Iconasys: Headquarted in Southern California, Iconasys is a leading developed of still & 360 product photography automation tools for brands, retailers, manufacturers and professional photographers. Since opening its doors in 2014, Iconasys has been able to gain the trust of over 4,000 customers worldwide – including the likes of Amazon, Wal-Mart, Apple, Macy’s & GE. Iconasys products are used for a variety of photography applications, in a variety of industries, and are designed to enable users of any skill level to create high quality still and 360 product photography fast and efficiently.