Cardboard Camera | Google Drive | Tour Creator | Google Expeditions
When you open your photo in VR mode by tapping on the VR Goggles icon, Look down and you will see an audio icon and arrow icon. If you wish to turn off the audio, aim the white dot at the icon and "click" it by pressing the VR viewer's button. The arrow allows you to move between scenes, or other images you have captured.
Google Drive (Android and iOS)
Download the Google Drive app to your Android device to upload your virtual photos from Cardboard Camera, and then import into Tour Creator. This is necessary to move between mobile and desktop.
Download the Google Drive app to your iOS device. export your virtual photos from Cardboard Camera to Camera Roll, upload selected photos to Google Drive, and then import into Tour Creator. This is necessary to move between mobile and desktop.
Tour Creator (Desktop)
Pivot from your mobile device to a desktop or laptop!
Add your photos - these will be the backdrops of your scenes
Note: Remember when you exported your photos to Google Drive? You'll need to download those photos to your computer to be able to use them in Tour Creator. These will be the backdrop of your scenes.
Speaking of Audio
Note: If you recorded audio and want to hear it when you view your tour on your mobile device, you will need to tap on the gear cog in the upper right-hand corner of your device and 'enable audio'
In an interview with Noah Nelson in his chapter entitled Storytelling Principles for Immersive Space, Bucher (2018) relayed that "sound is the main driver of our attention and should be taken advantage of in VR stories " (p. 91)
Publish & Share your Virtual Tour as a link so that it can be viewed on a mobile device and vr viewer!
Back to Mobile for viewing...
Google Expeditions App (Android and iOS)
Download this free app onto your Android or iOS device and guide, follow or embark on a solo adventure!
Introduction to Expeditions
Teachers can guide students in a virtual reality tour, or students can embark on solo journeys with self-guided expeditions.
A newer feature of expeditions provides ar (augmented reality) experiences for students, where they can access 3D learning objects wherever they are via their mobile device!
Fun Fact: Once you have published your vR tour to Poly in Tour Creator, you can choose to make your tour available in the Google Expeditions App (Android only as of February 2019)