The most challenging part of creating an interactive 360-degree view of your item is taking the photos, which really isn’t all that difficult. The goal is to take photos of all sides of an item so that when they’re viewed consecutively, like frames in a movie, it looks like the object is spinning. In most cases, you won’t need more than four or five images. Having more frames will produce a smoother effect, but will take longer to load.
There are two basic approaches to taking the photos:
To produce a “spinning” effect, simply mount your camera on a tripod and point it at your item. Take a photo, rotate the item 90 degrees, take another photo, rotate it again, and so on. For a smoother effect, place your item on a turntable or lazy susan, commonly available at hardware and houseware stores.
If you’re photographing a large item, like a car or piece of furniture, or if you simply want that “walkaround” effect, then you can literally walk around ...