panorama software,virtual tour software
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2009-04-08
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The watermark is ridicules

I worked all day with the trial version of Tour Weaver putting together a test pano for a client. We have to pitch this thing prior to spending the money. And ok, pretty stupid of me to not do a test-publish before spending all that time.

But anyway, I get the project done, do the publish, and this huge billboard pops up covering the entire project. I know that you can close it, but it keeps popping up every few seconds, eliminating any chance of me actually using this trial to pitch to my client.

Come on guys! This is not a watermark, this thing covers almost the entire screen. I had to kill the whole thing and start over using Pano2VR. I still have to contend with a watermark, but at least the client can see the project.


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2009-04-24
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Quote: Originally posted by emarts on April-17-2009
Please don't take this the wrong way. But I think it's a huge mistake previewing a "Demo" version with a customer. It makes you look like an amateur and does not inspire confidence on the part of the customer. If you can't get the full version, then hire someone to complete the tour for you and show that to the customer.

Trial software is for you to evaluate the program, not for previewing in front of the customer.


The client knows that we are searching for the correct software to complete their job. So, I'm not worried about their impression in terms of them knowing that I am working with a trial version.

I found a workaround by simply taking my laptop to the meeting and playing it back realtime via the trial version.

Still, I think the gigantic watermark is a bit over the top.

Thanks,
Brad
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2009-04-16
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I wouldn't disagree with you, there is a lack of discretion in this annoying message.
The only workaround is to "preview" your tour in front of the costumer.
Second way to make a demo is to capture the preview with a video screen capture... I know this is going to be a video, but you can add comments arrows and some titles to show the software abilities.
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2009-04-17
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Please don't take this the wrong way. But I think it's a huge mistake previewing a "Demo" version with a customer. It makes you look like an amateur and does not inspire confidence on the part of the customer. If you can't get the full version, then hire someone to complete the tour for you and show that to the customer.

Trial software is for you to evaluate the program, not for previewing in front of the customer.
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2009-04-17
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I agree with you this can be a mistake, but what is wrong, the ability to show an optional tour, when all your 360 have been seen by the customer.
The annoying message is so present and tiring that I'd love for myself to build-up a working version "with a watermark" when work is not yet delivered and a check box that takes it of for delivering the final work.
This is only a point of view
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