Scene VR

Easy-to-make VR stories.

Make a Scene

SceneVR is an engaging way to tell stories from an entirely new perspective. It turns your collection of panoramic and VR-ready photos into a series of navigable scenes, allowing you to create unique 360° narratives. A simple-to-use editor allows you to order your photos, add descriptions and add text. Your stories can then easily be embedded and viewed anywhere using simple and intuitive controls. Best of all, because SceneVR runs entirely in your browser, your stories can be viewed on desktop, mobile devices and even the most popular VR devices without the need for any extra apps or plugins.

Tips & tricks

  1. Ensure your photos are hosted on Flickr
  2. Write each scene as part of a larger narrative
  3. Keep the text short and simple
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Make a Scene

SceneVR can be embedded into any site or blog. Make your own in four easy steps.
Having trouble? See the help section below.

  1. Create your spreadsheet

    Build a new Google Spreadsheet using our template. You'll need to copy the template to your own Google Drive account by clicking the "Use this template" button.

    Drop dates, text and links to media into the appropriate columns. Get the Spreadsheet Template  

    Don't change the column headers, don't remove any columns, and don't leave any blank rows in your spreadsheet.

  2. Publish to the web

    Under the File menu, select “Publish to the Web.”

    In the next window, click the blue "publish" button. When asked, "Are you sure…?" click OK.

    Now, Copy the URL for your SceneVR from the browser's address bar. It should look something like this:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pBuV46K52elXMC5XUHBK7aPlKc7-w_hdPEf_P2PceCk/edit#gid=0.

    Disregard the URL that appears in the "publish to the web" window.

  3. Generate your scenes

    Copy/paste spreadsheet URL into the box below to generate your story. (Make sure you've published the spreadsheet.)

  4. Share your story
    Share Link
    Embed

    Grab the embed code and paste it on your site where you want your story to appear (just like a YouTube video). If you're embedding on Medium.com just paste the link from the right where you want it to appear.

    Preview  Open Preview in a new window  

Help

Need help? First, please be sure to look at our list of frequently asked questions below. If you're brand new to Scene JS, you may also want to watch our introductory video.

If you don't find an answer there, try our support forums or use our tech support web form. Please be clear with your question, include a link to your spreadsheet, and if appropriate, a link to a page which shows the issue with which you need help. We can only answer support questions in English. We try to be prompt, but please understand that we do not have a dedicated tech support staff.

Find a bug? If you are confident you have found a bug, please report it as a GitHub issue. Be sure to include detailed instructions on how to reproduce the bug. If you're not sure, please start with the tech support system.

Technical documentation

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Frequently asked questions

  • How do I edit my scenes?

    You can make changes by going back to your Google spreadsheet. Changes you make to the spreadsheet are automatically available to your Scene. You do not need to repeat the 'publish to the web' step (step #2). If you want to make changes to the optional settings, you will need to update your embed code, but if you are only changing content in the spreadsheet, then there's nothing else to do.
  • What web browsers does SceneVR work with?

    Our primary development and testing browser is Google Chrome. We adhere closely to web standards, so we believe that SceneVR should work effectively in all modern web browsers. SceneVR is known to not work with Internet Explorer versions before IE10.

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