OT (semi) - Panorama Image Delivery Options

Ian Wood revlist at azurevision.co.uk
Thu Aug 25 04:44:56 EDT 2011


On 25 Aug 2011, at 06:40, Sivakatirswami wrote:

> We are finally getting into panoramas here. We have got our shooting (with "paralax: attachment on a tripod, that keeps the len on center during rotation) and stitching working great.
> 
> But I'm clueless on delivery. Simple left to right panning, stop-at-left-right-edges, is a no brainer and could be done in LiveCode.  Galleria (my fav JS slideshows= framework) will handle this easily on the web. But the continuous 360 "keep going right and end up at the same place" was what I was looking for.
> 
> Chipp gave me suggestions years ago about building side scroller games, but I don't have them around handy.
> 
> Anyone have any experience and advice for:
> 
> 1) Delivery of panoramic 360 imagers inside LiveCode stacks?   without having to resort to QTVR? using Livecode scripting? Or am I dreaming....I would love to make some edutainment titles for kids to explore.. (they would have to download the stack)

QTVR files are your best bet for showing panoramas within LiveCode unless you know the 3D plugin well. The side-scroller approach is only going to work if your panoramas have a very low vertical field of view - just long thin strips. Even then, distortion will be visible where horizontal features are visible in the image.

> 2) And for web delivery of Panos? Any "best of breed" options that you like? KR Pano looks interesting; it does HTML5 in addition to Flash.

Either KRPano plus the iOS plugin or http://gardengnomesoftware.com/pano2vr.php which will convert you panoramas into QTVR/Flash and iOS files in one go.

> In a stack one could possibly put multiple buttons side by side and then set their image data to the same image and set up a scroller... but it would be hard to do hot spots. if you want to click on the bird and have an audio play... in a sixth iteration of the photo to the right, the bird is a different bird even if it looks the same to the viewer.  hmmm
> 
> If anyone had a script for causing a photo to move left and right as the mouse approached the edge of the stack window.. that would be helpful too.

Again, that's not going to help with most panoramas as they will look distorted.

Ian





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