Adding hotspots to scenes

What is a Hotspot?

A hotspot is a visual that can be added to scenes to represent some additional information available to see in the scene. This can be a link to another scene, or a URL, video, audio, notes, etc. 

 

For example, an arrow can be added to the floor of a scene to show the user how to move to the next scene. Another example, in the real estate industry, could be a link to an audio or video that describes the location for a prospective buyer.
 

Adding a Hotspot

  1. Center the scene to where you want the hotspot to display. You can move the hotpot at any time.
  2. Click on the yellow + button at the bottom of the screen.
     



The hotspot picker displays.
 

  1.  Click on the type of hotspot you want to create then enter the information requested to create the hotspot.

 

Hotspot Types

 

  • Scene

Use the Scene portal hotspot to link to another scene. Clicking on a Scene portal hotspot takes you to the selected scene. You can choose for the link to display as an arrow on the floor (icon) or as a sphere icon.

 

Select or search for a scene to link to. 

Select the type of icon to display, Spere or Floor.


 Sphere Icon


 Floor Icon
 

Click CREATE.

 

  • Image
    The Image hotspot places an image in the scene.

 

Drag and drop an image into the box, or click on it to select a file.

The name of the image will be filled in; it can be changed if you prefer.

Set the hotspot type to 3D if wanted. 

Set the Always Visible flag if you want to see the hotspot to be opened when the scene loads.


A non-3D image hotspot will display as a separate popup window on the scene. It can be opened, closed, and maximized. When closed, the hotspot icon will display and can be clicked to reopen the image.


 

A 3D image hotspot displays as an integrated part of the scene. It moves with the scene as it is moved. The image can be closed and reopened by clicking on the hotspot.

 

When the image hotspot is closed, the Image icon displays as follows:
 

 

Click CREATE.

 

  • Link

The Link hotspot adds a popup window that displays a specified website. 

 

Note: Not all websites allow other sites to load them remotely. If you own the website you are trying to open in the Link hotspot and get an error, you should contact your site admin to allow superviz.com to load the pages remotely. 

 


 

Enter the Page Name to display as the title for the popup window.

Enter the URL of the website to link to.

Click CREATE.

 

When the link closed, the Link icon displays as follows:
 


Clicking on the hotspot opens the website in a window on the scene.

 

 

  • Text

The Text hotspot adds text-based notes into a scene. 

 

Text hotspots can be displayed in two different formats:
 

A Text hotspot (NOTE tab) is displayed in the scene, and when clicked, the text opens and displays. This form of the Note has a link available that opens the URL in a new browser tab.

 

Note opened


 Note closed

 

Select the NOTE tab.
 

 

Enter the TITLE and TEXT to display in the popup note window.
 

Optionally enter a LINK for the Note. When clicked, the link will open in a new browser window.

 

Click CREATE.
 

The second form of the Note hotspot (LABEL tab) displays the note label in the scene. There is no description available. When the hotspot is clicked, the URL opens in a new browser tab.

 

 

Select the LABEL tab.
 

 

Enter the TITLE to display in the note hotspot.
 

Optionally enter a LINK for the Note. When clicked, the link will open in a new browser window.

 

Click CREATE.

 

  • Audio

The Audio hotspot adds a hotspot that will play audio in a scene. Audio can be uploaded or recorded when adding the hotspot. MP3, WAV, and M4A file formats are accepted. 

 

An audio hotspot display in the scene with the following icon:

 


Closed audio hotspot


Open audio hotspot. Click the play icon to listen to the recording.

 

 

First, select whether you will upload an existing audio file or will record a new one.

 

UPLOAD FILE

 

Drag and drop an audio into the box, or click on it to select a file.

The name of the audio file will be filled in; it can be changed if you prefer.
 

 

Click CREATE.

 

RECORD NOW
 

Enter the AUDIO TITLE.

 

Click the microphone to begin recording.

 

 

After your recording is done, click the stop icon.

 

Press the play icon to listen to the recording. If you want to record it again, click the trash can icon to delete the recording so you can record a new one.

 

When you are satisfied with the recording, click CREATE.

 

  • Video

The Video hotspot adds a hotspot that will play a video in a scene. An MP4 video file format is supported.

 


Drag and drop a video into the box, or click on it to select a file.

The name of the video will be filled in; it can be changed if you prefer.

Set the hotspot type to 3D if wanted. 

Set the Always Visible flag if you want the video to be open when entering the scene.


A non-3D video hotspot will display as a separate popup window on the scene. It can be opened, closed, and maximized. When closed, the hotspot icon will display and can be clicked to reopen the image.


 

A 3D video hotspot displays as an integrated part of the scene. It moves with the scene as it is moved. The video can be closed and reopened by clicking on the hotspot.

 

When the video is closed, the Image icon displays as follows: