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Creating Skins

Use the Skin Editor to create and design interactive overlays for your virtual tours.

Introduction to the Skin Editor


Learn more about the Skin Editor’s layout, its main controls, and the elements:

The Basic Workflow

  1. Open the Skin Editor using any of the following methods:

    • Go to ToolsSkin Editor in the Menubar.

    • Click the Skin Editor button in the Toolbar.

    • Click the Edit Skin button in the web output panel. Above this button, you can choose from a selection of built-in skins.

  2. Customize the layout of the canvas in the Properties section:

    • Make sure no elements are selected. In the Properties section, Canvas panel, choose the size of the canvas and change the grid size.

    • Zoom in to the canvas using the Zoom control in the Toolbar.

  3. Add elements to the skin. These can be buttons, images, SVGs, sounds, videos, external elements, or components.

    • Go to the Toolbar and select any element, then click in the Canvas to add.

    • Go to the Menubar and choose, Elements. Select an element and then click in the Canvas to add.

    • Drag the elements on to the canvas.

  4. Arrange the elements.

    • Select an element either in the Tree or in the Canvas and drag to place.

    • Use a Container to group elements.

    • Right-click elements in the Tree to cut, copy, paste, lock, align, distribute or create a component from them.

  5. Apply actions to elements for user interactivity and control.

    Select any element and go to the Actions panel in the Properties section. Double-click the empty table row or click the green plus icon.

    For example, to make a button rotate/pan left, choose Mouse Click as the Source, and Pan Left as the Action.

✭ Tip: To quickly export a project to test the skin, go to the Tools menu and choose, Generate Output. This is only available when the skin is opened via the Output panel.

Understanding Skins

Learn how a skin works and then learn how to customize the built-in skins for your needs.


Built-in Skins

Object2VR ships with fully functioning skins that you are free to use for your projects. You will find these skins in the Skin menu of the web output settings.

Each skin supports all pinned media but not all have share buttons, or a controller.

Depending on the browser, skins that have share buttons will have individual share buttons for desktop browsers or they will show only a share button for browsers that support the Web Share API.

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Last modified: May 10, 2023