Tours are embeddable slideshows of 3D interactive anatomy or health conditions that can make complex medical topics easier to grasp and retain.
There are over 100 ready-made tours available in the BioDigital Human library (under the Explore tab) that can be saved to your Dashboard exactly as they are, or edited first. But the possibilities don’t stop there – any model in the library can become a tour!
To build your own tour, you’ll need to:
To build a tour in the BioDigital Human, you’ll need to start with a model from the library and open it in Human Studio:
- In Explore, browse or search to find the model you’d like to use as the basis for your tour. If you’d like to start with a tour, skip to Edit a 3D interactive tour.
- Hover over the model’s tile, and click More Options in the upper-right corner.
- Select Edit in Studio.
On the left side of the page in Human Studio, you’ll see a panel called Chapters. This is where you will build and manage your tour. In this panel you’ll see the model you just opened from Explore. This is your first chapter. (When you open a tour in Human Studio, you’ll see all of the tour’s built-in chapters listed here instead.)
Before you start adding chapters to your tour, you can customize your first chapter as desired. If you do not need to make changes to your first chapter, or if you would prefer to make changes later, skip to step 3: Add chapters.
For each chapter in your tour, you can use a combination of the main toolbar at the top of the page, the Anatomy Tree, and the chapter tools to customize your chapter. For detailed instructions on how to use our authoring tools to customize your chapter, see Customize 3D models in Human Studio.
To add chapters to your tour, you’ll need to make a copy of your first chapter. (Inserting other models from Explore into a tour is not currently supported.)
Click on the tile below your first chapter that says "Duplicate [chapter name]" to create a copy. This will serve as the starting point for your next chapter.
Once you’ve created your second chapter, you can customize it as desired. Again, see Customize 3D models in Human Studio.
To reorder your chapters, drag and drop the chapter tiles in the order you want.
Repeat the above steps as needed until your tour is complete.
When you're finished creating your tour, don’t forget to save it to your Dashboard! The process of saving a tour is exactly the same as saving any other model in Human Studio:
- Click in the lower-right corner of the page.
- In the pop-up window, make sure you’re happy with the title of your model. If not, make your changes now.
- (Optional - Team members only) If you belong to a Team, you'll have additional team sharing options available in this pop-up window.
- Click Save. Your tour can now be found in your Dashboard! (If you'd prefer to save a new version of your tour, click on the arrow next to Save and select Save As.)
For more on saving, see How do I save a model to my Dashboard?