Customizing VR 360 Player Controls

You can configure several parameters in the skin.json file to customize Ooyala player controls that are used to navigate VR 360 videos. For more information, see Customizing the Player V4 Skin with skin.json and Player V4 JSON Schema.

On-screen Camera Angle Control

The on-screen Camera Angle Control allows the viewer to navigate in VR 360 using a mouse to click on the arrows to direct movement.
You can customize this control using the following settings in skin.json.
{"name":"arrowsBlack", "location": "mainView", "whenDoesNotFit":"keep", "minWidth":45 }
Considerations:

VR 360 Video Navigation Helper

The following message appears briefly upon starting playback and advises the viewer to navigate during VR 360 video by using either a mouse to click and drag it or touch and drag for touchscreens.
Note: This control is available only on desktop browsers (where mouse devices are used). It is disabled on mobile devices (including mobile browsers) and touch-screens, even if it is specified in skin.json.
To show the message and/or icon, specify the following settings in json.config
"isVrAnimationEnabled": {
      "vrNotification": true,
      "vrIcon": false
      }
Both (message and icon) appear with fade in / fade out animation. The length of animation can be managed through the additional settings:
"animationDurations": {
      "vrNotification": 5,
      "vrIcon": 4
      }
To display the VR 360 icons and control, you must specify these settings in the skin.json file. To hide these controls, simply remove these lines from skin.json. Also, if in stereoscopic mode, ads will be displayed, but if the ads are flat, the viewer will not be able to view the VR 360 video properly. Ads are typically flat currently.

Stereoscopic Icon

The Stereoscopic icon allows the viewer to switch between Monoscopic and Stereoscopic modes.
You can customize this control using the following settings in skin.json.
{"name":"stereoscopic", "location":"controlBar", "whenDoesNotFit":"keep", "minWidth":45 }
Considerations: