CD Quality Virtual ToursI am onboard with PW4 and TW. Recently upgraded to the drum stitch and have been double stitching tours and saving the CD size stitch in one directory and publishing the QTVR to another directory. I am asked sometimes by the homeowner if they can have a copy of the virtual tour and I can get more money from them than the Realtor if I had the final product.
TW is just to slow with the big files or just does not work at all with the 1.5 to 3 mb file size. So I naturally gravitated towards the QTVR and the full screen stuff that you see. They are beautiful, getting more that one node in a scene is a highly regarded secret or real technical because I have searched high and low and just can not find and answer.
I have been to a few sites that get close but the copy and paste technigues they describe do not work.
Apple site 1
Apple site 2
Apple site 3
This guy seems to have had some freeware on his website that is no longer available
The QTVR manual mentions two programs QuickTime VR
Authoring Studio, PanoWorx, and I have scene mentions of director mx as well. I can find nothing on the apple website regarding the authoring studio, and Panoworx is $150.
Can a high res tour with a large screen size be done in TW? I just do not see how. I love the QTVR full screen and I see that no where in TW. No to mention once you get the multiple panos into one .Mov file would it then be able to export the whole thing into DV for a DVD version.
I might be able to market the High Res CD/ DVD combo for $100 to $200. Are there any tuturials around on creating the multi node QTVR Scene?
Thanks for any direction on creating one of these.
Sample Virtual Tour
Not my best work, I was going to use HDR on the fisheyes, but was using Apeture Priority mode w/ bracketed exp. +2/-2. Realize now that the exposures were not going properly and that I need to manually adjust exposure while in manual mode for better results. The 3 8mm shots I thought would be easier than the 12 I had to take with the 15mm diag fisheye, there just seems to be more of a learning curve.
John R Sembrot