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Fader

Tutorial: How to customize your player for Fader

This is important if you want to embed your fader story somewhere on the web, e.g. on your website or on social media and if want to make sure that people know who the story is from right away. As a content creator, you want to define how the player looks like.

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Company

Tutorial: How to turn flat media into interactive hotspots with Fader

Sometimes, believe it or not, there is no obvious use for a 360º video or 360º image. Sometimes, you need to focus or zoom in on something very specific and sometimes, you simply do not have any 360º material available – for example when it comes to archival footage. In these cases, you can fall back on the good ol’ 2D content – normal pictures and videos.

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Fader

First steps to produce an interactive 360º story (3/3)

In the first part of our 360º production guide, we learned more about 360º storytelling and what specific equipment to use. The second part was dedicated to 360º story production tips on our platform Fader. In this third and last part, we will have a closer look at some bigger questions, like: What’s in it for us as journalists? Why do we need to care about 360º storytelling? Let’s dive into 360º As human beings, we are experiencing our three-dimensional

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Fader

NEW FADER UPDATES

Last week, we unveiled the new version of our VR platform Fader. It features a new and improved editor and a 360º media library that allows you to share 360º media assets with other Fader users and browse through our public dataset of immersive content.

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3D Engine

Creating “Stadtmitte in VR” – A Technical Perspective

Creating the virtual reality experience of Berlin’s Stadtmitte subway station was a valuable experience for us. Over the course of a little more than 6 weeks, we had a relatively short time for developing this gamified and immersive experience and it provided quite a few unique challenges for us. Our Marcus Bösch already talked about how to design a playful VR experience. This post will focus more on the technical issues we faced. Since we were targeting for multiple platforms and

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Fader

Adding Social Media into VR?

Over the past months, we have seen numerous examples of VR storytelling approaches – be it 360 video or in CGI (for updates, follow us on Twitter or check out our weeknotes – we try to keep you informed at all times). I am convinced that virtual reality can add value to news stories – or non-fictional storytelling in general for that matter. However, the production process still takes a long time, so publishing something in VR quickly and easily is

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3D Engine

Our entry to the #3DJAM – Fighting lung cancer with Leap Motion

As part of the #3DJam, organized by Leap Motion, we wanted to create something meaningful for the competition – an edutainment prototype with value. So, our idea is simple: we give users the opportunity to dive into a human body, save lives and learn something along the way. Users of our #3DJam prototype are virtually able to detect and fight lung cancer cells using different treatments. This is the story of our Serious Game for Health: Idea You are a young

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3D Engine

Representing data in VR

The announcement of our involvement in the virtual reality pop-up studio that is happening between the San Francisco Bay Area, London, Paris, Toronto and Berlin, had gained widespread notice.

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