The SOS Remote app, through the annotation feature, gives presenters the
ability to draw on the sphere and place icons on the sphere. The SOS Remote app
comes with a set of default icons, or you can create custom icons for your
If you would like to create your own icons, use a transparent PNG with a
minimum resolution of 256x256, as shown here. Custom icons can either be
attached to specific datasets, or made available for all datasets in the
default icon library.
To add an icon to your dataset’s playlist.sos file so that it shows up in the
Icons dialog when you load the dataset, simply add an icons = value
attribute/value pair to the dataset’s playlist.sos file and place the icon in
the dataset directory. Note that you can specify more than one icon by making a
comma separated list with no spaces.
In this case, the icon files should be placed in the same directory as the
playlist.sos file. In other words, use relative paths when specifying the
icons in the playlist.sos file. Once you load the dataset on SOS and then
open the Icons dialog, the two icons you added will appear at the top of the
list of available icons.
Another way to specify an icon is via the presentation playlist located in the
sosrc directory. You specify the icons = value attribute/value pair for a
clip here as well, however, the pathname of the icon file must be specified
relative to the location of the clip’s playlist.sos file.
Finally, if you have a general set of icons that you create and that your site
may use often, you can add these icons to the default icon library so that they
are automatically available with every dataset. To do this, simply add your
icons to the directory /shared/sos/etc/AnnotationIcons/.