IdeaSpaceVR Release v1.2.2

IdeaSpaceVR release v1.2.2


The latest version of the Chrome web browser (version 79) implements the new WebXR Device API which makes IdeaSpaceVR themes unusable, because of the change from the WebVR API to the new WebXR API. This release fixes the issue. It is recommended to update your existing IdeaSpaceVR installation. Just unzip the release file and copy the files over your existing installation directory. All your themes should work normally again.

If you need help, please get in contact with us via our forum.

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IdeaSpaceVR Release 1.2.0

IdeaSpace Image Slideshow theme

New theme: Image Slideshow


- New feature: field groups: group fields together in a collapsible box; allows to keep a better overview if there are many fields

- New feature: internationalization (i18n) for themes

- Bug fix: positioning items on z-axis in content type 'position' was not working properly

- Fonts helper: allow to configure webfont loader; helps to preload fonts

- New theme: Image Slideshow: flip through your images in space

- New field type: painter; paint in your theme with 6-DOF controllers

- Allow HTML in field info text

- A-Frame v0.9.2 update

- Removed Collada model (.dae) support

- Removed IdeaSpace 360 Photo Tour theme

- Removed VR View themes

- Updated all pre-installed themes to A-Frame v0.9.2

- Some performance improvements for pre-installed themes

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IdeaSpaceVR Release 1.1.5

Some improvements have been included in this release:

- Added support for PostgreSQL databases

- Added page to edit user profile

- Added german translation files by Senuros (

- Updated to A-Frame 0.8.2

- Added setting in config/app.php: enable / disable lost password functionality

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New Theme: IdeaSpace 360 Photo Tour Pro

IdeaSpace 360 Photo Tour Pro theme

Create and publish virtual tours of real estate, hotels, retail stores, 3D renderings of shop concepts and much more.

This theme offers many customization options and it supports 2D screens such as mobile phones, tablets and desktop PCs as well as head-mounted displays (including controllers).

Theme page: IdeaSpace 360 Photo Tour Pro.

Release v1.1.0

This release contains some minor bug fixes, general improvements and two new field types.

  • Introduced rotation field type
  • Introduced space reference field type
  • Corrected mandatory theme config fields
  • Updated themes to reflect mandatory field type changes
  • Updated IdeaSpace 360 Photo Tour theme in order to support precise positioning of info hotspots
  • Added a REST endpoint to request space content by specifying the content id
  • Settings: added fields to settings page for Origin Trial Token for Chrome to enable WebVR
  • Added config/app.php parameter to disable user authentication
  • Support tif / tiff texture files (3D models)
  • Updated IdeaSpace 3D Model theme to better support Oculus Rift touch controllers
  • Bug fix: language switch in Settings works now
  • Upgraded to A-Frame 0.7.1
  • Support for glTF 2.0 models added

You can download this release here: IdeaSpaceVR release v1.1.0.

Hope you like it!

Need some help? - Take a look at our forum.

Release v1.0.4

This release contains some minor bug fixes and general improvements.

  • Small visual and text changes to general user interface
  • IdeaSpace 360 theme: controller responsiveness improved on navigation and info hotspots
  • IdeaSpace 360 theme: uses now A-Frame v0.7.0
  • IdeaSpace 360 Photo Tour theme: controller responsiveness improved on navigation and info hotspots
  • IdeaSpace 360 Photo Tour theme: uses now A-Frame v0.7.0
  • Removed #theme-compatibility from theme config.php files
  • Front page, latest spaces: show only one space at a time, due to performance implications of WebVR
  • Bug fixes for IdeaSpace 360 and IdeaSpace 360 photo tour themes, see respective CHANGELOGS

You can download this release here: IdeaSpaceVR release v1.0.4.


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New Release v1.0.2

IdeaSpace 3D Model theme

I am very happy to announce the v1.0.2 release of IdeaSpaceVR!

Besides many small bug fixes it includes a new theme for publishing 3D models and navigating them in VR using teleportation (controller is required). Many model formats are supported, including exported models from Google Blocks. Take a look at the theme preview.

Additionally the IdeaSpace 360 theme got a makeover and it is now supporting controllers as well.


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New VR Themes for 360° Photos and Videos

Head over to the VR Themes section and take a close look at each of the new themes:

  • VR View 360 Image with Hotspot Navigation: Photo sphere viewer with navigation hotspots.
  • VR View 360 Video with Hotspot Navigation: Video sphere viewer with navigation hotspots.
  • VR View 360 Image Gallery: Photo sphere gallery web page, for 360 mono or 360 stereo images.
  • VR View 360 Video Gallery: Video sphere gallery web page, for 360 mono or 360 stereo videos.

All themes are using the awesome "VR View for the Web" JavaScript API by Google.

IdeaSpaceVR Release v1.0.0

I am very happy to announce the v1.0.0 ("beta") release of IdeaSpaceVR! It took 10 months of development and it finally implements the necessary concepts which are needed to build upon and which I hope makes it more useful to people. After all, my vision is that it should be as easy to publish virtual reality content as publishing text and image content in existing blog / CMS platforms. If my vision becomes true then IdeaSpaceVR would lead to an increase of websites with virtual reality content, as an add-on to an existing website as well as WebVR-only websites.

What's next? I hopefully will get honest feedback on the software which would allow me to improve it. And I will focus on developing new themes: I have got tons of ideas which I can't wait to implement!

You can reach me by sending a message via the contact page or by filing an issue on Github.

Thank you!

Position "hotspots" in spaces in upcoming release 1.0.0

The Theme API will allow developers to define a field type callled "position". When creating a space, this field type allows the user to attach hotspots to a space. The theme can use the hotspots to render navigation portals or to simply show a piece of information.

Release 0.3.2

  • Major improvement of default photo sphere viewer theme.
  • New default photo sphere theme called "Photo Sphere Diver".
  • Fixed some bugs related to space URIs and existing / system URIs.

Release 0.3.1

  • Fixes a critical bug which prevented the installation of IdeaSpace in a sub-directory: eg.
  • The DB_PREFIX parameter in .env is working. It enables to have multiple IdeaSpace installations sharing the same database using different table prefixes.
  • Added a temporary page for Media menu.

Initial Public Release (0.3.0)

  • This is the initial public release of IdeaSpace.
  • The focus of the initial release is on managing equirectangular images and providing a basic photo sphere theme.
  • Uploaded images are resized to fit the "power of two rule" for image sizes and thumbnail images are created for the theme navigation menu.
  • The theme API is kept to a minimum at this release. The only implemented controls are images and text.
  • There are two example themes shipped with this release: a photo sphere viewer and a hello world theme.
  • Published spaces can be embedded on external websites by using the embed code provided on the space edit page. IdeaSpace implements CORS (cross-origin resource sharing) in order to enable loading of assets from a different domain name.
  • The front page features a list of latest published spaces or a single space (configure in "Settings").

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