New Version (Time) ?
Is there a release plan for a new version of Virtual Tour Exe?
Maybe with approximate release date or planned features.
I think important features are hotspots and localized versions.
I downloaded the trial today because I might have to display a pano with a beamer (projector) to a wall.
And blowing up the panos with regular PTViewer did make my graphic card on my laptop 64 MB work to hard. Very slow jerky spinning.
The product sure is easy to use but one seems not to have any control about which pano is displayed for how long.
Other then this its realy easy to use. (primate save)
Hmmm I downloaded the trial version, tinkered with the tools and such, and we think we will wait for a while.
The biggest detractor is the rendering. We made several final .exe's. We made a tour of single panorams that were all 80kb each. Made another that was made up of 250kb pano's. The biggest was a 2 pano Tour each pano was 13.5mb.
ALL 3 VTEXE tours were set at the largest of the 3 viewer sizes. We even made each tour.. full screen.
Results were that it didn't seem to make any rendering quality difference. All 3 VTexe's rendered 'grainy' or pixelated even with a FOV of 100 or medium zoomed out. The original panorama sets using ptViewer and ptviewer scripter rendered higher quality. Concerning putting in the Logo... you could just create a 2000 x 1000 in Photoshop put your picture and logo there and make it your #1 pano in the list
The program overall was fast. Created completed tours quickly. Lacked mouse over hotspots. Had limited viewer window sizes. Toolbar modification looked easy to do.
On a 1 to 5 star scale for :
Usability = * * * * / Image Rendering = * *
360Texas.com gives it an Overall = * * *
I have seen ptviewer.jar render full screen with extremely high resolution. That was the reason for making one of our test VT.exe's with 2 13.5mb panoramas. It seems VT.exe internally resize down them during the process. We were pushing HI-RES to see if it would render the large pano's "AS-is". Or maybe we didn't do something correctly.