January 19, 2022
Creators and viewers of 360° Tours just got a new level of customization and interaction with “out-of-world” Hotspots:
Image, Audio, and Text Hotspots have “in-world” and “out-of-world” display options
All “out-of-world” Hotspots will not display in VR mode to maintain immersion
“Out-of-world” Hotspots are accessible to screen reader users
Hotspots help clients engage more deeply with their users, and now “out-of-world” Hotspots will help end users interact with content in new, more connecting and customizable ways.
The new Hotspot Display setting can be found while creating or editing Hotspots.
The new out-of-world Image Hotspot viewer with accessible alternative text.
The new out-of-world Video Hotspot viewer.
The new out-of-world Text Hotspot viewer which enables screen readers to read the content.
The new out-of-world Audio Hotspot viewer. The audio transcript is dynamic and accessible now in the out-of-world view.
Restricted Tour Improvements
360° Tours received a couple of updates that will improve the overall user experience of managing restricted tours:
Tour Builder users can see which 360° Tours are restricted
Admins can create a “Viewer” user on the account
Viewer users will not have access to Tour Builder and will only be able to access 360° Tours via a C3D sign in page. This role will be handy for clients who want to separate their users out into creators and viewers.
Users can see which 360° Tours are restricted from the Tour Manager.
Admins have a new Viewer role they can assign when creating new users.
Update 360° Tours to Use C3DGL Map Tiles
We now use C3DGL for map tiles for all 360° Tours and Tour Builder maps. Maps will look the same.
360° Tour Features
(ADA) Persistent Form Tooltip
The Form button on 360° Tours is now fully accessible by screen reader users. The tooltip that appears while hovering or focusing on the button will stay visible to give all users time to understand what the Form button will open. Screen reader users can now also hit the Escape key to exit the tooltip.
Tour Builder Features
New “Publish Now” Button in Publish Queue
Admins and Publishers in Tour Builder can now quickly see, preview, go to, and publish changes for all of their 360° Tours from the Publish Queue dropdown. We hope this will help users reduce clicks to more quickly update and manage tours.
Tour Builder users will now be able to publish and preview their tours directly from the Publish Queue.
Move Download CSV Button for Revisions Download
All Tour Builder users will have clearer, more direct access to the Download CSV button now that it has been moved above the Recent Changes.
The new location of the Download CSV button in the Recent Changes table.
February 11, 2022
Tour Builder Features
Validate Button URLs
HTTPS (i.e. secure HTTP) is the new, more secure standard across the web. It is also now the only type of URL we’ll accept in Tour Builder. Clients creating or editing buttons will now have their URLs validated for HTTPS and rejected if HTTP is used.
Valid HTTPS URLs are required before saving a new button. URLs without HTTPS will work as well. Note: we do assume and prepend HTTPS for these URLs.
HTTP is not accepted in Tour Builder and will not let you create a new button.
February 24, 2022
Accessible Map Markers
The map markers in the mini-map of 360° Tours are now understandable and actionable by both keyboard only and screen reader users.
Enable In-World Text Hotspots
The recent update to Hotspots removed the option for In-World Text Hotspots since In-World was length-limited, inaccessible, and un-scrollable. If you use In-World Text Hotspots, this display option has been reenabled.
March 10, 2022
Concept3D Account Portal
The Concept3D Portal is now live! You can access it and all of your maps and 360° Tours via portal.concept3d.com. If you need help, all support links are also handily available at the bottom of your Portal. As Concept3D products evolve, we hope this will help you find and manage all of your content and accounts quickly from one, easy location.
March 22, 2022
We now support multiple languages in 360° Tours!
Any client interested in sharing their virtual tours in Chinese, French, or Spanish can contact their Client Success Manager to enable Multi-Language Support for their account. They’ll be able to create, edit, and revert any changes made to 360° Tours as usual with a new side-by-side editor to translate content in. Once enabled, visitors will be able to easily select which language they prefer.
Visitors will be able to easily select which language they would like to see the 360° Tours content in.
All Tour Builder users can find the new Multi-Language feature under the Translations tab.
Chinese, Spanish, and French are the languages supported in this initial launch.
Tour Builder users have an easy, side-by-side editor available to translate their content.
Publishers and Editors will revert any language changes and revisions any Tour Builder user has made, so use the revert feature with caution!