Best virtual tour software to create interactive panoramas [2020 Guide]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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If you’re a real estate agent, or you simply want to show someone how a certain location looks like, you might be interested in virtual tour software. These tools can create a virtual environment through which you can navigate with ease. If you’re looking for such tool, today we’re going to show you the best virtual tour software for your Windows 10 PC.

What is the best virtual tour software for Windows 10?

Tourweaver

This is a professional virtual tour software that allows you to create realistic 360 degree presentations. The application allows you to create virtual tour in Flash or in HTML5 format. Regarding the supported features, there’s Google / Bing map available that will show you the location and directions while viewing the presentation. We have to mention that Bing map works only with Flash tours while Google Maps work with HTML5 tour.

The application allows you to add multimedia elements such as voice narration and text to all your virtual tours. Tourweaver also supports interactivity, and you can add buttons and hotspots to your tours, thus making them interactive. The application also supports multiple scenes, and each scene is represented by a thumbnail. As a result, you can easily navigate to the desired scene.

If you want to show more information during the tour, the application also supports popups that can show extra information. As for popup content, you can add images, text and links to your popups. Tourweaver also supports 3D models and you can add them to your virtual tours with ease. There are few limitations though, and you can only use models in 3ds format. In addition, 3D models are only available in Flash tours.

Regarding the virtual tours, you can host them online and share them easily on Facebook. In addition, you can save your virtual tour locally as an exe file and send it to your clients. You can also save the tour in HTML5 format that will work on any mobile device. If you want, you can even create a local app of your virtual tour and run in on Android or iOS devices.

Tourweaver is an amazing virtual tour software, and you can download the free trial version. There are Standard and Professional versions available, and if you want to get access to all features, we suggest that you use the Professional version.

3DVista Virtual Tour

If you’re looking for a professional virtual tour software, we have to recommend 3DVista Virtual Tour. This application allows you to create interactive tours simply by using a set of pictures. This software offers great compatibility, and all your tours are compatible with any computer, tablet and Android or iOS device.

There are two versions of this tool available, and Standard version is perfect for amateurs or first-time users. If you’re an advanced user or a professional, you might want to consider using the Pro version. The tool allows you to create tours that you can easily embed on an existing websites, which is rather useful. It’s worth mentioning that created tours don’t require any additional plugins or software in order to work. In addition, you can also export your tour to your local hard drive. This allows you to copy it to a USB flash drive or to send it via email.

This application is simple to use, and you don’t need to have any programming skills in order to create impressive virtual tours. 3DVista Virtual Tour has a simple user interface, so it will be perfect for first-time users. It’s worth mentioning that 3DVista Virtual Tour can also optimize your tours for mobile devices. By using this feature you’ll create a smaller version of the virtual tour that will preserve the bandwidth of mobile users.

The application works with all kinds of cameras and lenses, which is also a major plus. However, if you want to achieve the best results, we advise you to use wide angle lens, fisheye lens or one shot lens. In order to create interactive tours, the application will use automatic control points detection feature. This feature allows you to easily merge your pictures automatically. In addition, you can edit and create your own control points in order to get the optimal results. The application also supports HDR stitching, and you can combine multiple HDR images and create panoramas with a single click.

3DVista Virtual Tour also supports Live Panorama feature. This feature allows you to create time-lapse panoramas and show how the tour looks like at different times of the day. The application also has automatic color and exposure correction, so all your photos will be automatically adjusted before you merge them. The application supports 18 types of projections as well as Batch Stitching. This feature is great since it allows you to quickly stitch your panorama and add it to the queue.

3DVista Virtual Tour also supports audio, and you can add different audio files to your virtual tour. You can add natural sounds or voice narration, which can be rather useful. In addition, you can set the starting point of your panoramas as well as the spinning speed. You can also limit the speed and the zoom level for the users that are interacting with your panorama.

Application also supports hotspots, and you can use hotspots to link two or more panoramas. Of course, you can hide your hotspots and make them appear only if you select them with your mouse. You can also use hotspots to show extra information. You can easily create a popup window with text, audio, image or video when clicking a hotspot. In addition, you can also open links in your browser by clicking hotspots.

The application also supports Auto Pilot mode that will automatically guide the user. If you want, you can play audio, video or show the information window after reaching a certain waypoint. Of course, you can abandon Auto Pilot mode at any time.

3DVista Virtual Tour is an amazing virtual tour software that will be perfect for professional users. You can download the free trial at any time, but if you want to continue using this tool, you need to purchase a license.

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