panorama software,virtual tour software
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2009-03-30
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uh oh. Help me keep my promise

I might have made a promise that I can't keep. My client wants to embed closeup still images within the panorama. In other words, there will be little icons inside the pano that when clicked, will call up a still image. I swear, I've seen this done somewhere, but can't find a sample anywhere.

Anyone know how to do this?
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2009-04-02
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TW 3 does Flash and Java.

TW 4 Flash only.

That's my understanding.


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2009-04-02
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TW 4 offers new possibilities such a pop up windows which can be picts, text, swf...

The quality issue of the viewer is not so much related to the use of flash than the process used in TW4 compared to the one used in TW3 (using flash as well)

The debate between flash and java is outdated in my opinion. If I wanted best quality pano I would have gone quicktime and remained with it (which is far better than java and offering interactivity through channels) but if one wants
- multimedia possibilites
- be sure it can be viewed by most people
- be trouble-free on the user side,
flash is the only possibility.

One of the main remaining issue in TW4 is the quality of the viewer which will probably be improved in the next release
(the very same topic occured between version 2 and version 3 of tourweaver)

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Went with TW 4. Don't think I'll be doing java tours anymore. I think the quality of the viewer is just fine.
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You can do it with TW 4.

You can see it in my tour here: 

http://www.360digitalpics.com/Marbles/360D_Marbles.html

There are a  few "i" symbols within the tour that bring up stills within the tour.

Go to the IMAX theater on the map and the projection room to take a look.


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That's exactly what I want to do. Is it easy to figure out? I have TW1.3. It's worth upgrading if it's easy enough to do.
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Yes, it's fairly easy.  You just add a hotspot to the the 360 image (in my case I used the "i" symbol) and choose pop up image as it's action, then choose an image that will pop-up.
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There will be a small learning curve with TW 4, and remember it produces Flash tours only, no Java.  Some users don't like the TW 4 scene viewer as much as the TW 3 version, but if you want pop-up images, TW 4 is the only version that will support this.
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Hi, Rob!

Nice tour. Sharp images and fast loading. Congratulations.
TW 3.0 does support the kind of pop-up windows you are using. At least the example you mention from the screen in the Imax theater.

Regards, Martin


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Oh, I didn't know TW 3 allowed that, it's been a while since I've used TW 3.  Sorry for the misinformation.  I stand corrected.

Rob


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Well, Flash is what I need.

So it TW3 or TW4?