When you’re working on large projects a capture plan will help you stay organized. Being organized will ensure that you and your team are out of the space as soon as possible. You’ll also be able to deliver these projects almost instantly after you’ve shot them.
These suggestions will help you and your team work together efficiently:
Assign a number to each planned path
This is important because it will help you assign tasks to your team. Make an effort when your planning your paths to also identify how many frames the path will require. For example, if you are shooting a 50 foot path at 6 inch increments the you know that you’ll require about 100 frames (50 x 2 = 100).
Once you’ve identified all of your paths you should make it standard practice to create a project in the WebWalk Authoring Suite. Then you should create all of your paths in the path creator and assign their respective titles as placeholders until you’ve captured the imagery/frames.
Assign paths to each member of your team
Do your best to create assignments for your team that are based on the number of frames and not just the number of paths. Once you start producing WebWalks you’ll start developing some metrics on how long it takes to capture a frame in certain conditions. If you know that you only have access to a space for an hour then make sure your path assignments don’t require more than an hour of time for each team member. Its a simple equation, make sure you spend the time figuring it out.
Following the example above. If you know you have an hour to capture 100 frames then that means that you need to average 1.6 frames for each minute.
Identify all boxes and paths for your project
The WebWalk platform has a library where you can create all of your content boxes before you capture your imagery. You should make it standard practice to have your content ready before you shoot. Each box that is created inside of the library will have a number associated with it. Identify on your capture plan (floor plan) where that content should be displayed to the user in the WebWalk experience. That way when your team is capturing the space, you can also have someone adding the hotspots as soon as the path is published.
Take advantage of cloud storage (odrive & odriveFS, aeroFS, DropBox)
Keeping your imagery organized and centralized is so important. If you know you’re going to have access to the internet then make sure you take advantage of the cloud. Create a directory with the WebWalkID and share it with everyone that you’ve assigned to your team. Have them create a folder with the path number and save their imagery in each specified directory. Then in real time while your team is capturing you can have another team member uploading the imagery into the Path Creator once a path has been completed, or you can have a team rendering HDR frames. Taking advantage of the cloud will save you hours of time. In many cases, if you’re organized, you can have a project published before you even leave your clients facility.