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A simple script to capture 360° screenshots in-game with Unity

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Unity 360° Screenshot Capture

Available on Asset Store: https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/112864

Forum Thread: https://forum.unity.com/threads/360-screenshot-capture-open-source.501310/

This simple script captures a 360° photo with your Unity camera and injects the necessary XMP metadata to it; so the output image supports 360° viewers on the web out-of-the-box (like Facebook and Flickr). Both JPEG and PNG formats are supported.

The raw image is in equirectangular form. Here is an example screenshot (it looks like this when uploaded to Flickr):


How to Use

Simply call the I360Render.Capture() function. Its signature is as following:

public static byte[] Capture( int width = 1024, bool encodeAsJPEG = true, Camera renderCam = null, bool faceCameraDirection = true );
  • width: The width of the resulting image. It must be a power of 2. The height will be equal to width / 2. Be aware that maximum allowed image width is 8192 pixels
  • encodeAsJPEG: determines whether the image will be encoded as JPEG or PNG
  • renderCam: the camera that will be used to render the 360° image. If set to null, Camera.main will be used
  • faceCameraDirection: if set to true, when the 360° image is viewed in a 360° viewer, initial camera rotation will match the rotation of the renderCam. Otherwise, initial camera rotation will be Quaternion.identity (facing Z+ axis)

The function returns a byte[] object that you can write to a file using File.WriteAllBytes (see example code below).

Example Code

using System.IO;
using UnityEngine;

public class RenderTest : MonoBehaviour
	public int imageWidth = 1024;
	public bool saveAsJPEG = true;

	void Update()
		if( Input.GetKeyDown( KeyCode.P ) )
			byte[] bytes = I360Render.Capture( imageWidth, saveAsJPEG );
			if( bytes != null )
				string path = Path.Combine( Application.persistentDataPath, "360render" + ( saveAsJPEG ? ".jpeg" : ".png" ) );
				File.WriteAllBytes( path, bytes );
				Debug.Log( "360 render saved to " + path );
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