Heading defines which direction the panorama is pointing to, when it's initially loaded. You can set the heading to point in any direction for each of your posts.
The user can use the mouse or tap with his fingers to look around and change the orientation of course. But at any moment they can click on the 'radar' icon in the top/right and the panorama will go back to it's original heading.
When you are working in the virtual tour editor, you can adjust the Heading of your panorama in three ways, illustared above:
- Click & drag the heading icon within the image to reposition the heading.
- Click the heading icon in the panel on the right. This will center the heading in the current view.
- Manually enter the latitude and logitude values. Settings both to 0 will reset the heading to the original location.
After you adjust the position of the heading, simply hit SAVE to apply the changes.
Heading can be changed at any time and multiple times over - it doesn't have any lasting consequences for the post or tour, so do not be afraid to experiment and move it around.
Special case: if you are building a tour and would like to make use of the backlinks feature, it's recommended to align all the photos in the same direction. More info can be found in this tutorial.
As soon as you save, you can refresh the page and you'll see that after loading, the photo points in the direction you selected.
One important exception: Walkthrough mode
Walkthrough mode can override your heading settings for individual posts. When moving between posts via hotspots, the initial orientation will be cdynamically calculated based from the hotspot position, regardless of where you set your heading to.
It is a very powerful feature and can be used to greatly improve user immersion, but if you want have complete control over the heading when moving from post to post, you'll need to turn off the Walkthrough mode. You can learn all about Walkthrough in this article.