360 Video Player

The 360 Video Player symbol component creates a template for adding streamed 360 videos using a gyroscope. This component has touch to wake control UI which can play, pause and restart the video along with built-in error messages.

Creating a 360 Video Player Symbol

A 360 Video Player symbol can be added into your project by clicking on the plus icon + in the Symbol Definitions panel.

Using a 360 Video Player Symbol

Drag the 360 Video Player symbol into the Hierarchy from the Symbol Definitions panel, creating an instance of it.

On first import, the Import Notes will appear giving step-by-step instructions on how the symbol can be used. The notes can be reaccessed at any time by clicking on the burger menu at the top of the Hierarchy and opening Import or Modification notes.

Select on the 360 Video Player node in the Hierarchy and input a hosted video file URL into the Video Url property. The symbol uses Z.Video to display the streaming video. Check out the Z.Video docs for a more detailed explanation on video hosting.

Finally, change the remaining Referenced properties values.

The 360 Video Player symbol provides 5 references properties:

Property Type Description
Video Url string The URL of the video.
Auto Play boolean Whether the video should start playing automatically.
Show Controls boolean Whether the video controls should be visible.
Show Seek Bar boolean Whether the bar depicting the current playback time should be visible.
Show 360 Icon boolean Whether the 360 icon should be visible.

Exported Functions

If the Auto Play property is not turned on, then the video can be started at any time throughout the experience by using the start exported function.

The 360 Video Player symbol also has 7 exported function:

Function Description
video_player.nodes.control.start( ) Continues playback from the current seek position.
video_player.nodes.control.restart( ) Restarts playback from the start of the video.
video_player.nodes.control.pause( ) Pauses playback at the current seek position.
video_player.nodes.control.time( ) : number Gets the current seek time in milliseconds.
video_player.nodes.control.time(t : number) Sets the current seek time in milliseconds.
video_player.nodes.control.volume( ) : number[] Gets the current volume.
video_player.nodes.control.volume(v: number) : void Sets the current volume.


// Local variable storing the 360 Video Player node
const 360_Video_Player = symbol.nodes.360_Video_Player;

// Calling the start function

Emitted Events

The 360 Video Player also symbol emits the following events:

Event Description
video:finish Emitted when the video completes.
video:paused Emitted when the video is paused.
video:buffering Emitted when more data must be downloaded before playback can continue.
video:playing Emitted when playback first occurs.
video:error Emitted when there's an issue with video playback.
video:aspectratio Emitted when the aspect ratio of the video is known, or subsequently changes.
video:resize Emitted when the width/height in pixels of the video is known, or subsequently changes.
video:time Emitted when the seek position of playback changes.
video:duration Emitted when the duration of the video is known, or subsequently changes.


// Local variable storing a video player node
var 360_Video_Player = symbol.nodes.360_Video_Player;

// Event handler for the finish event
360_Video_Player.on("video:finish", () => {
    // Runs when the finish event occurs on the 360_Video_Player 
    console.log("Video finished!");

In the examples, 360_Video_Player is a placeholder variable, and should be replaced by the name of the node the function/event is being called on. You can create a variable for your 360 Video Player node in a script by dragging the node into the top of the script.

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