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Prepare THETA Videos in Equirectangular Format

Use the official THETA desktop application to convert the dual-fisheye video into equirectangular.

Create New Unity Project

  • Save Scene as 360video
  • Position Main Camera in center at 0, 0, 0

Create Sphere

  • Position at 0, 0, 0
  • Scale Sphere to 10, 10, 10

Create Materials

  • Create new folder called Materials under Assets
  • In Materials create material called 360Video

Add Material to Sphere

Create Shader

In Assets create new folder, Shaders. Create new Unlit Shader in the folder.

Rename shader. I called mine, ViewInside Double-click on the new Shader.

Drop in the code below from community member Shanyuan Teng.

Shader "ThetaInsideShader" {
		_MainTex("Base (RGB)", 2D) = "white" {}

		Tags{ "RenderType" = "Opaque" }
		Cull front    //  FLIP THE SURFACES
		LOD 100

#pragma vertex vert
#pragma fragment frag

#include "UnityCG.cginc"

		struct appdata_t {
		float4 vertex : POSITION;
		float2 texcoord : TEXCOORD0;

	struct v2f {
		float4 vertex : SV_POSITION;
		half2 texcoord : TEXCOORD0;

	sampler2D _MainTex;
	float4 _MainTex_ST;

	v2f vert(appdata_t v)
		v2f o;
		o.vertex = mul(UNITY_MATRIX_MVP, v.vertex);
		v.texcoord.x = 1 - v.texcoord.x;
		o.texcoord = TRANSFORM_TEX(v.texcoord, _MainTex);
		return o;

	fixed4 frag(v2f i) : SV_Target
		fixed4 col = tex2D(_MainTex, i.texcoord);
	return col;


Add Shader to Sphere

Add 360 Video Asset

In Assets, create a new folder Videos. Drop you THETA equirectangular video into the folder. Any resolution is fine. Import may take several minutes. If you’re on Windows, Unity needs QuickTime for the import.

Create Empty Game Object

I called mine VideoPlayback.

Add Playback Script

Connect a video playback script to the new game object, VideoPlayback

This is the code from community member Shanyuan Teng.

using UnityEngine;
using System.Collections;

public class VideoPlayback : MonoBehaviour {

    public GameObject Sphere;

	// Use this for initialization
	void Start () {

        MovieTexture video360 = (MovieTexture)Sphere.GetComponent<Renderer>().material.mainTexture;
        video360.loop = true;


Add Texture to Video Sphere

Drop your video onto the texture box in 360Video. Your video file is the texture.

Play It!

Download Unity Package File