Pano2VR 7.1 Docs / Add a Point Hotspot

Adding Point Hotspots

Point Hotspots are points of interactivity within the project. Learn how to add them to your project.

To add a point hotspot:

  1. Open the Viewer Modes drawer by hovering the mouse over the right edge of the Viewer. Select the Point Hotspot mode.

    Or, use the keyboard shortcut, P, to activate Point Hotspot mode.

    Point Hotspot Viewer Mode
    Point Hotspot Viewer Mode

  2. Double-click anywhere within the Viewer to add a point hotspot. A red target icon, will appear representing this point.

    The current hotspot (that is being edited) is red and is edited in the Properties. A non-active hotspot is blue.

★ Depending on the source, the Skin-ID will be automatically populated for use in the Skin Editor. The Skin-ID is used in a hotspot template. The hotspot template provides the hotspot icon and skin actions.

Drag to Add

You can also drag videos, YouTube URLs, Vimeo URLs, images, website URLs, and PDFs into the Viewerwhen the point hotspot viewer mode is activated. Each element will be recognized appropriately and the correct hotspot type applied.

Point Hotspot YouTube Video Properties
Point Hotspot YouTube Video Properties


When dragging a video (local file, URL, YouTube, Vimeo) to the Viewer, the Type and Source will be automatically selected. YouTube and Vimeo links will be added along with their video titles.

For Video URL source hotspots, add the web address of the video (if other than Vimeo or YouTube):

If using Vimeo or YouTube, add the video’s URL:

URLs with timestamps are supported:


Copy and paste hotspots by right-clicking in the viewer with a hotspot active, and then choose Copy Active Media Element. Right-click anywhere in the panorama and select Paste Media Element to paste. You can also copy and paste hotspots in List View.

Delete a Point Hotspot

To delete a point hotspot, do any of the following:

  • Select the hotspot (it will then be red) and hit the delete key. Poof!
  • In List View, select the hotspot and either click the “x” to the right, or right-click and choose, Delete.
★ Tip  Use the History panel to go back and undo a deleted hotspot.

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Last modified: Nov 23, 2023