panorama software,virtual tour software
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2005-01-27
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TW saved my day..!

Well, just wanted to share some positive things about TW with you, bacause it really saved my day just last week!

I've shot some spherical panoramas a while ago from local maritime museum in Rauma City (Finland, Europe,  http://www.rmm.fi ). Panos are still waiting to be shown at their pages, I will do a tour to them with TW sometimes soon.

About a week ago the museum's intendent(?) called me and said that if it would be somehow possible, he would need a tour consisting of my panos and some of their own photo footage and text. And he would need it _next day_, when he was leaving to a big exhibition where they had a stand. It would be shown there.

So he had the idea just like that and called me right away. I said something like it _could_ be possible, and next we were on our way to purchase brand new 30" LCD television, where the tour would be shown to people.

I brought it to my place, connected my laptop to it and fired up TourWeaver. I was allowed to copy and use some graphics from their website so that helped me a little, everything else had to be made from scratch.

Well, it was a quick call but I did manage to get quite a nice tour in a just few hours! Wirh Internet Explorer in kiosk mode, it was a nice full screen experience.

I made a custom movie path (lasting about 5 minutes) to it, so that it would show the tour without user intervention. Of course I put drop-down list to it, if they wanted to show some particular panos/photos from the tour...

I just talked with the guy, he came back from the exhibition. He was so thrilled about the tour and told that it had a very much attention there... he was quite sure that I will get more customers soon..  And of course I can bill whatever I want, so that is not so bad either...

Also the tour worked fine, no slowdowns or crashes at those 10 hour days.

Here's two screenshots about the thing:

http://panorama.360x180.net/misc/virtualtour_rmm_lcd30inch_800pix_1.jpg

http://panorama.360x180.net/misc/virtualtour_rmm_lcd30inch_800pix_2.jpg

That tour is not going to be in the net in that particular form, but I will do a lighter web version to their site this spring.

(Funny, that image in those screenshots looks kinda synthetic or even CGI, but it is actually from the real spherical panorama, which I did shot inside a navigation simulator's cockpit... http://www.rmm.fi/english/museum/simulator.htm )

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So the point in this post is, that even with its faults and other things TW can make some things that some other software would have hard time to achieve.

Regards,
Hans

 


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2005-01-27
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Excellent Hans,

Great to hear a good news story .  Lets face it, without Tourweaver it would not of happened. Better then that it will continue to improved.

Regards, Smooth


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Well done Hans... it's great to have a positive experience in this business.

I also seem to be having more and more positive input due to tours and am able to sell whole websites based on the strength of TW output.


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