publishing panoramas on the web - helpHi all
I'm having a bit of trouble getting my head around what to do for the following scenario. Any help would be much appreciated. I have done a search in this forum but I can't see anything.
I want to supply PW panos (not TW virtual tours, just single 360x180 panoramas) to a 3rd party website, lets say they list houses for sale or rent. They do not currently offer VT's but are interested and have asked me some questions about implementing this in their listings on the site.
Firstly they have asked me to email them a couple of examples of panos that I have done for them to look at. I'm having trouble with my website at the moment so I don't want to give them my address just yet. I imagine if I zip up the published files and the Scene folder and email that to them, all they need to do is extract the zip file to a folder on their computer and then double click on the HTML document? That right? I have tested this out emailing the zip to myself and it works. Just want to be sure I'm not doing anything silly.
Secondly, I have told them that a sub 150k pano is fine for viewing on the web and so people with non-broadband connections can also easily view a tour. But what I don't really understand as yet is, when someone wants to view a VT over the web, of course the Scene JPEG has to be downloaded (lets say it's 150k), but do the other files also get downloaded (the JAR file, Skin_xxxx.zip etc). If so then for a 150k pano the person viewing it has to download 600k or so. Please tell me that this is not the case
In a perfect world this company I am talking to will go for this and I would host all the tours. Then for each advert for a house for sale/rent on their site there will be a link ("Click here for tour of kitchen" etc. The pano would then be downloaded via my server to their screen. I'm sure this is done all the time, but is it rocket science? Any info regarding good ways to do this will be most welcome.
Right thats enough I think, thanks for reading.