These instructions are geared to people who are well versed in using both Navisworks and A360. These instructions are meant to help you optimize your workflow so that you can produce 360 stereo panoramas that work well with the Visual Vocal web portal and mobile VR application.

For information on what kinds of image files you should upload, including recommended resolutions, refer to the article Acceptable Image Formats

  1. From the main menu in Navisworks, choose Render → Render in Cloud
  2. If you get a pop-up that introduces cloud rendering, click the continue button at the bottom of the welcome message that appears.
  3. In the Render in Cloud dialog, 
    1. Choose a 3D view to render
    2. Set the Output Type to Stereo Panorama
    3. Set the width to 1024 pixels
    4. Click the Start Rending buttonNOTE: you may get much better quality rendering results if you change the Render Quality setting to Final
  4. To view the rendering progress on the A360 web site, choose View Complete Renderings from the menu that appears when you click your email address at the top of the Navisworks window.
  5. When rendering completes, open the A360 web site by clicking the View Images Now link that pops up under your email address at the top of the Navisworks window or by clicking on Render Gallery from the Render toolbar:
  6. On the A360 website
    • Find your model in the list 
    • Hover your mouse over the relevant project and choose View Project
    • Click the down arrow button
    • There are two formats of panoramas that you can download, both of which are automatically generated from A360 and both of which can be loaded into the Visual Vocal authoring portal.             

                    Choose Download Stereo-Pano as Zip from the menu to download a cubemap where the left and right sets of images are stacked on top of each other

                    Choose Download Stereo-Pano for GearVR from the menu to download the cubemap where the left and right sets of images are arranged in one long row

7. After downloading completes,

    1. Open the zip file

    2. The stereo cube map is named image.png. Extract it and optionally rename it to something more meaningful before 

    uploading it to the Visual Vocal Web Portal. 

If you need to get back to your A360 renderings at any point, visit the A360 Gallery here

For more information about Revit, please refer here