Linden Lab introduces the 360 snapshot tool


On Tuesday 7th September Linden Lab announced details about the 360 Snapshot Tool which allows for the capture of 360-degree snapshots of inworld locations in Second Life in all three dimensions. This new feature allows you to see everything above and below your avatar which is really cool. The 360 snapshot can be clicked on and dragged around with. The snapshots can then be saved on the users local computer and then viewed or shared on social media.

360 image by Alexa Linden

The Second Life Project 360 Capture viewer is available to download which includes the release notes for reference. Once downloaded and installed go to World > 360 snapshot to use the 360 Snapshot Tool.

You can now take a 360-degree snapshot of a location in Second Life. Better than a simple panoramic image, the 360 snapshot covers 360 degrees in all three dimensions, allowing you to see everything both above and below your avatar as well, as though the image is projected on the inside of a sphere. Technically speaking, the snapshot is an equirectangular image projection. Better than a static image, the 360 snapshot can be clicked and dragged so you can move your ‘camera’ anywhere in the snapshot, at any angle, as if you are inside it. 

Give it a try and spread the word 🙂