The center of Pano2VR contains the interactive panorama. Here you can view and interact with the panorama and use the Viewer Modes to add patches, hotspots, sounds, images, videos, and lens flares.

Pano2VR’s Viewer
Pano2VR’s Viewer

Viewer Modes

The Viewer Modes
The Viewer Modes

The Viewer Modes is where you add pinned elements to your panorama. Pinned elements are any elements that are “stuck” to the panorama.

You get to each of the following modes by hovering your mouse over the icon in the upper left corner (Panorama mode) of the Viewer. The modes palette will slide out from the side. Then, click a mode to activate the tool.

To help keep the Viewer tidy, hide the elements by toggling the eye icon.

Hide and Show elements in the Viewer
Hide and Show elements in the Viewer

Add Elements by selecting the tool, then double-click in the Viewer. If adding an image, video, or sound, you’ll be prompted for the media file.

Move Elements by dragging them. To restrict movement to only pan or tilt, hold down shift while dragging horizontally or vertically respectively.

★ Each mode can be accessed via a Keyboard Shortcut.


Pano2VR automatically levels your panoramas (if needed), however, you might need to refine the leveling. You can do this in the Viewer:

  • Hold L and drag on the edges of the panorama. You might find it helpful to add more grid lines in the Viewer Settings.


Viewer with Stereographic Projection
Viewer with Stereographic Projection

View your panoramas in multiple projections by right-clicking in the Viewer and in the menu, go to Change Projections and choose from:

  • Rectilinear

  • Stereographic

  • Fisheye

360º Videos

When a 360º panoramic video is added to your project and selected in the Tour Browser, the Viewer will display the video and a transport control.

Video Panoramas displayed in the Viewer
Video Panoramas displayed in the Viewer

The transport control can rewind, fast forward, play and pause the video. There is a sound on/off button, a seek bar, and a button to capture a custom poster frame.

Learn more about working with video panoramas:

Viewer Shortcuts

The viewer has many keyboard shortcuts that can also be customized in the Settings.

Viewer Context Menu

Control-click in the Viewer or right-click to bring up the Viewer’s context menu.

Viewer Context Menu
Viewer Context Menu

Undo – Undo the last action that was performed.

Redo – Redo the previously undone action.

Go to Default View – Move the view to the Default View.

Set Default View – Set the Default View.

Update Image – Updates the current image. Useful to update viewer elements like patches.

Reload Image – Reloads the current image. Useful, for example, when the image has been modified while Pano2VR is open. Reloading will update the image to its current version.

Change Projection – Choose to change the current projection to Rectilinear, Stereographic, or Fisheye. Rectilinear is the default projection.

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Last modified: Feb 11, 2022