CloudPano is a popular platform for creating and sharing virtual tours and 360-degree photos. While it is a fantastic tool for showcasing your panoramic images, it only accepts equirectangular images, not cubemaps or cubed panoramas.
If you're wondering what these terms mean, a cubemap is a 6-sided cube with a texture mapped onto each side. When rendered, the six sides of the cube are joined together to create a panoramic image. On the other hand, equirectangular images are 360-degree panoramic images that can be easily displayed on the web, as they are a rectangular projection of a spherical image.
If you have a cubemap that you want to use on CloudPano, don't worry! It is straightforward to convert a cubemap to an equirectangular image.
Steps to Convert Cubemaps to Equirectangular Images
Step 1: Find a Cubemap-to-Equirectangular Converter
There are several free tools available online that can convert your cubemap to an equirectangular image. One popular option is Hugin. However, other tools like PTGui and many others (google) can also do the job.
Step 2: Convert Your Cubemap
Finally, click on the "Convert" or "Export" button to convert your cubemap to an equirectangular image.
Step 3: Upload Your Equirectangular Image to CloudPano
Now that you have your equirectangular image, you can easily upload it to CloudPano and use it to create your virtual tour or 360-degree photo.
Converting your cubemap to an equirectangular image is a simple process, and there are many free tools available online that can do the job. By converting your cubemap, you can use it on CloudPano and create amazing virtual tours and 360-degree photos. We hope this article has been helpful in explaining the difference between cubemaps and equirectangular images and how to convert between the two formats. Let us know in chat.