Pano2VR 6 Gyroscope control feature

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Pano2VR 6 Gyroscope control feature

Post by jgrantps » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:57 am

I must be missing something, or going crazy... not sure. In Pano2VR 5 Pro the option for activating gyroscope control for tours was found in the HTML template editor. It was a super simple checkbox - easy peazy.

I upgraded to Pano2VR 6 Beta 3 the other day, and the Gyroscope control on/off checkbox isn't in the editor anymore. Does anyone know where it may have gone??

... I'm assuming it's staring me right in the face. Kinda feeling like a bit of a dunce for not being able to find it :?

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Re: Pano2VR 6 Gyroscope control feature

Post by Tony » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:10 am

Hi,

Unfortunately you won't find it anymore as it's now built into the player and not part of the Pano2VR UI.

In Version 6 Gyro has been integrated into the actual player. So now you control it by Actions.

If you have a Gyro button, select it and in Actions select Mouse Click => Player Settings => Gyro => Enable Gyro/Disable Gyro/Toggle Gyro

To have it start up automatically just use the loader or a container/element and use Start => Player Settings => Gyro => Enable Gyro

cheers,

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Re: Pano2VR 6 Gyroscope control feature

Post by jgrantps » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:05 pm

Thanks so much Tony. I was baffled by the change to say the least. Your post is a lifesaver!

I look forward to when the documentation is updated to reflect all added/adjusted features.

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Re: Pano2VR 6 Gyroscope control feature

Post by JRSnapper » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:50 am

Plus one on the issue with the gyro not working on apple devices/WEB VR after iOS update. This is a major for us and no easy fix at this stage as most users will not go through the steps of changing settings on their iPhones and being able to be in situ and move your phone with pop ups was the reason we're building panoramas in Pano2VR
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Re: Pano2VR 6 Gyroscope control feature

Post by Niki » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:25 pm

Wait what? I just upgraded to 6 and i could not find the gyro Option so i googled and found this post. Then i made a test with simplex_v6. the gyro button shows up on my iPhone X iOS 12.2, but nothing happens when i tap it... @JRSnapper, what settings in iOS do you mean? Can someone fill me in please? Thanks! :? :shock:

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Re: Pano2VR 6 Gyroscope control feature

Post by Tony » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:57 pm

Hi Niki,

Gyro is disabled by default on iOS. One of Safari’s last updates prevents motion and orientation access unless the feature is MANUALLY enabled (you only need to do this once, though).

The feature can be found on your iPhone or iPad, in Settings > Safari > Privacy & Security > Motion & Orientation Access, and it’s disabled by default. That means that whenever a user visits a website that normally uses the device’s gyroscope or accelerometer to display interactive web pages, they will be presented with a static image instead.

Note: you cannot do this automatically the owner of the phone has to. So we need to provide a splash screen on mobile telling them how to set it.

Check out this post viewtopic.php?f=6&t=13695&p=57320&hilit ... ios#p57320

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Re: Pano2VR 6 Gyroscope control feature

Post by Niki » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:58 pm

Hey Tony,
Thanks so much for filling me in and for providing detailed instructions, i am a little embarrassed that i did not find the setting myself, i did search settings yesterday for "gyro" but did not think to search for "Motion" or "orientation" :roll:

Generally speaking, i do agree with the new security and privacy trip Apple seems to be on lately, but the gyro? Do you think it presents any security or privacy concerns?

Regards,
Niki

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