Large tour workflow/timeframe. Pls test
Hi guys, I've just made this tour for a local real estate firm. It's designed for CD useage, therefore the panos are 140-220kb large. 10-11 panos and about 10 photos. http://www.einfoto.de/einfoto/360/VB2/Index.html
Took 1.5 hours to take images. All stiching and PS work on all panos and images took about 3 hours. (designing the template skin and layout and map took 5 hours, but I'll be reusing the layout again and will therefore save this time in the future) Putting the tour together took 2 hours (without hotspots between rooms and no screen description work)
I've way overdone it as far as complexity and fullness of the tour is concerned as it's more suited for a perminent tour rather then for a bread and butter tour. I'll be chargeing around 300 Euros for this. A Hotel or similar would be charged considerably more. However, this is our second trial and the company is one of the largest in the area and is testing to see if tours will enhance their workflow and enable better sales.
What I'm pleased about is that I have my own workflow down pat so that I can actually create good quality work in relative short time: Setting up cam and taking 2 hemi shots (3-5 in each direction), pre-stich layerwork in PS for windows and shadows, stich and post stich cleanup (only needed to do very slight manual tweeks on 3 panos whilst stiching), TW work.
My workflow has always been hampered by the displaying side of things. The scripting time was just to long. TW has managed to fit in very nicly with this workflow and has enhanced my tour creation abilities dramatically. Thanks for that.
Now all Easypano need to do is launch the next updated bug free version and we can get some real work done.
If I only had an hour to chop down a tree... I'd spend 45 mins sharpening the axe.