PlayFilm’s canvas can perfectly “blend” it to make it round, it also includes a tool to explore the video. This tool is the Joystick 360, a circle controller that allows you to move over the whole spheric video. You can also explore the video through the four arrows on canvas or clicking and dragging on the video screen.
You can learn more about the Joystick 360 in its related article.
Interactive hotspots In addition to the own interactivity of a 360º video, that allows you to choose the point of view of the scene, you can also add extra interactivity. With PlayFilm you can add interactive hotspots ─active areas or buttons.
There are two different types of hotspots:
Static hotspots: the statics hotspots remain fixed even when the user changes the video’s point of view. It doesn’t need any extra action to use this button’s behaviour.
Dynamic hotspots: the dynamic hotspots are fixed to a specific coordinate in the video’s space, so when the user moves the video the hotspot will move with it. If you place the hotspot on a video’s object, it will move with it and disappear if the object goes out of the frame. To configure this behaviour you have to click on the field In scene, inside the General menu ─even if it is a Mighty Button or an Infinite Content. Keep in mind that this behaviour will only be available if you have previously configured the video type as 360.
Independently if they are static or dynamic, these hotspots can be created with Mighty Button or Infinite Content interactivities. This means that the hotspot on your 360º video can make any of the actions linked to any of these two interactivities: link to another video, open a new URL, open an iframe…