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Scene Media

Cognitive3D can record gaze on 360 videos, 360 images as well as 2D videos and photos in your Scenes. We use a "Points of Interest" (POI) system to allow defining regions on top of your Media Assets to track engagements.

Example Media with POI

Results stream in from your Participants immediately, for multiple POIs at once, and setup takes very little time.


  • You must have uploaded the Media Asset using the Media Library page
  • If you haven't already Exported your scene, you can complete this step via the normal export process in the SDK.
  • Add the Media Component in the SDK. See Unity Media for details on how to configure media within Unity.

Creating Points of Interest

Once you have successfully added your Media Component in Unity, you must run at least one test session for our system to recognize the presence of the Media Assets in your Scene. After running the test session, your Media should be available on the Media tab of a scene.

Scene Media Gallery

Select the thumbnail of the media you want to examine. You should see a view like this:

Empty View

Press Create New Point of Interest.

Create New Hotspot

You will be prompted to draw your POI directly on your media. You can simply drag your mouse to draw your POI. You may also edit its position and shape.

Create New Hotspot pt2

After selecting a shape and a name, you can draw the POI right on the canvas. You can see the timeline change itself as you extend the length of the time the Point of Interest is active. You can also change the shape or position of the Point of Interest to best fit your content.

After you are satisfied with the length of time the Point of Interest is active for, you can finish the creation process by clicking the "Create POI" button.

All Participants who gaze within this particular area will count towards this Point of Interest. Metrics will be calculated as new Participants are exposed to the Media.

Reviewing Points of Interest

At the top right there is a toggle to display Points of Interest overlays on the Media.

Along the bottom is a timeline to control the playback of the Media. You can use the dropdown to vew the results of each Point of Interest defined for this Media in this Scene. When the current playback time is contained in the Point of Interest time a summary of the number of Views contained in the defined space.

review media point of interest

You can press Show All POIs to display each Point of Interest defined for this Media on this Scene. You can also delete POIs from this list.