This guide is structured into 3 parts:
You need to connect your Theta camera to your smartphone (iOS or Android).
To connect your camera, follow the steps below:
To get the best out of the Vieweet app, you would need to make sure that you have the latest firmware version on your camera.
If you would like to check your firmware, this can be done using the official Ricoh app or using a personal computer.
For official guidance from Ricoh, have a look at the following link:
For the starting photo
We recommend turning the back of the Theta camera (the side without the central button) towards the front door - this way, the virtual tour will start facing the door.
However, you’re also able to adjust the orientation of the first picture at the end of the tour creation. For all the other pictures the orientation will be automatically adjusted based on the links.
Remove the pan handle from the tripod (otherwise it will appear in the pictures). For high ceiling properties, increase the height of the tripod.
Where to take pictures
If you are inside we recommend taking your pictures from the centre of the room.
For open-space rooms we recommend taking 2 pictures.
Remember to leave the room to not appear in the picture.
Make sure the lighting is good, if indoors, switch on the lights.
When taking the pictures outside choose a sunny spot.
Avoid losing connection with the camera
Put the camera in the middle of the room and walk away from the room keeping your phone in the direction of the camera - this will help you maintain the connection before taking the picture.
After taking the picture, move quickly to the Theta camera - this will help you to not lose the connection between the two devices and will also speed the image transferring process.
Before starting capturing a new virtual tour you will be prompted to provide your location access.
Your address will be automatically populated, if it is incorrect, you can press the address link to open up a map and manually pick the correct address.
To pick a different location on the map, tap anywhere you want the pin to be and it will change.
The updated address will automatically be displayed in the address field at the top of the screen.
If you have a reference code for the tour you can enter it here. You can use numbers or alphabetic characters for reference codes.
Single or duplex property.
Single or multiple-storey flat.
If your property doesn't fit in any of the above categories, you can add a custom label.
The studio is where you capture, label and link your virtual tours
The studio is made up of the following features:
A- Labels and levels
Select a label for the image from a pre-populated list, or add your own custom label.
You can select the floor level by tapping here.
B- Your Links
View which images are linked not linked in incoming / outgoing directions.
C- Room list
A list of your previously captured images that you can jump into at any time.
D- Finish tour
Exit the studio mode and in to the tour review, before the option to upload or save the tour.
For the starting photo
When you start creating your virtual tour - If your camera is not connected, you will be prompted to connect to your Theta camera. A walkthrough is also provided in the app to help guide you through the process of reconnecting your camera if needed.
If you do not wish to connect your camera, you are also able to import images from your camera photo album.
Once you have captured or selected an image, you will be prompted to label the property:
You will always be prompted to label a property after capturing an image.
In order to find the right label, you have three options:
Tap on the Label name in the header and you will be prompted with the levels and room labels to change when needed. You can change the labels and levels at any point in the tour.
Once you have labeled your image, you are prompted to create links.
These links serve as a ‘call-to-action’ that a tour viewer is able to press to navigate themselves around a tour.
Tap and hold for 1 second the area you want to link to be.
You will then be prompted to choose a destination (a new room or your existing rooms).
After creating a new link, you can tap anywhere on the screen to reposition it.
You can reposition the link only before selecting a destination - if the destination is already chosen, you need to delete the link to create a new one.
After you capture your second image, you will be prompted to add a return link to your image.
A return link is a connection back to your previous image. We have created return links to help you connect your tours both forwards and backwards.
How returns-link works: if you have created a link from the bedroom to the bathroom, the return link is from the hallway back to the kitchen.
Following this you will be able to continue creating a tour as you have done previously.
Once you have captured and linked at least 2 images - you will be able to jump between your existing images if you wanted to revisit old images and add or amend your links.
Click on the image list icon (at the bottom left corner) and select the images where you want to add more link(s).
Tap and hold for 1 second on the image to create the new link.
When you have completed a tour, you may want to double check if all your images are connected correctly.
Your Links is available during a tour, by taping on the icon in the top right corner. It allows you to see what image(s) may be missing a link.
All your images will be displayed in boxes that show you all the link connections among them.
During your tour creation, if you see a red icon this means you are missing a link. Tap the icon and Your Links tab will be displayed.
If a link (or more) is missing the room icon(s) will appear in red - tap on the red icon to go to the studio screen for that specific image to create the missing link(s).
Upon finishing in the Studio, you will reach the ‘review your tour’ screen. Over here, you have the the options to:
You are able to edit specific images you have captured. You can do this by tapping and holding on the thumbnail of an image for 1 second. You will be prompted with a list of options
You are able to replace an image, by capturing a new image with your camera or importing from your photo album. When you replace an image, the room label will stay the same.
After replacing an image, you will be asked if you want to keep the existing links (in their original locations) or replace with new ones. Choosing to replace will delete all existing links.
Please note: links from other images will not be affected, but you may need to add return links if you have to replace them.
Add or remove as many links as you would like within a chosen image. You can finish the tour, or continue capturing more images.
You can set the angle at which you would like your virtual tour to start at, by moving left or right within the screen.
Tap Select Starting Point when done.
Tap and hold the image thumbnail that you would like to make the starting image. After you have chosen the Make starting image option, then you should see the flag symbol on the thumbnail.
This symbol means that this will be the first image for your virtual tour.
Deleting a room will cause all related links to be deleted along with the chosen image.
Please note: when you delete a room image, it is permanently deleted and cannot be recovered.
You are able to export an image to your photo album. This can be useful if you want to improve the brightness or contrast
Tap on the title to change the name of your tour.
If you wish to upload your tour at a later time, you are able to save it as a draft. You are also able to edit, upload or delete your draft tours .
Please note: If you delete a draft at any point before it is fully uploaded it cannot be recovered
We are currently redesigning the online platform, if you are interested in being part of testing before launch,
Upload pictures to an existing tour
(moving images from one tour to another)
Create a virtual tour
Delete a link
Change a logo
All the new virtual tours will have a new logo. Please note that old virtual tours will not be reprocessed with the new logo.
Add a persistent title to a link
Lock/Unlock a virtual tour
Add a floorplan to a virtual tour