Capture 3D Panoramas and View With Cardboard [Android]

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Cardboard Camera is a free camera app for Android to capture 3D panoramas. After capturing, you can view them using a cardboard. Unlike other camera apps for Android, it helps you take stunning VR photos and see them in a 360-degree virtual environment. Simply use the built-in camera and it will guide you throughout the capturing of a panorama. After capturing a panorama, place your phone inside a cardboard viewer to experience it in VR.

The best part of this app is that you can enable or disable sound while taking 3D panoramas. Hearing sounds along with VR photos, sound amazing isn’t it. Whether it’s a family get together, thanksgiving, or friends reunion, you can always capture these memories and view them in virtual reality later. Cardboard Camera also offers some sample photos which are absolutely astonishing.

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How to Capture 3D Panoramas and View them with a Cardboard:

Step 1: After installing this app, you can simply open it up and start capturing 3D panoramas or VR photos. No registration or sign up required in order to use this app.

Step 2: In the main screen, you will be able to see some sample VR photos which can also be seen using the cardboard.

sample vr photos

Step 3: At the bottom of the screen, there will be a “Camera” icon using which you can start taking VR photos. Simply tap the icon to open the built-in camera of this app. Remember, you can capture panorama only in the portrait mode.


Step 4: As soon as you start capturing, the app will automatically guide you to move the phone. If you move your phone too fast, then it will simply ask you to slow down or retry. You can also enable sound for your VR photos as shown in the above image.

Step 5: When you’re done with capturing, your VR photos will be placed on the main screen of this app.

captured photos

Step 6: Tap on any VR photo and place your phone gently inside the cardboard. Now you can enjoy viewing the captured photos in virtual reality.

My Final Verdict:

Cardboard Camera is a very interesting app for Android which lets you capture 3D panoramas or VR photos. After taking photos, you can place your phone inside a cardboard viewer and experience them in a virtual 3D environment. At first I didn’t understand the concept, but after using this app along with a cardboard, I’m definitely going to keep it in my phone.

Get “Cardboard Camera’ from the link here.

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Works With: Android
Free/Paid: Free

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