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A very new and real promising Windows project by Thomas Rauscher to convert [[equirectangular]] (360�x180�) panos to [[Quicktime|QuickTime]] [[Cubic Projection|cubic]] movies and link them together to virtual tours.  
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{{Glossary|a program to make [[Quicktime|QuickTime]] VR and [[Flash]] interactive panoramas}}A real promising Windows project by [[User:Thomas Rauscher|Thomas Rauscher]] to convert [[Equirectangular Projection|equirectangular]] and [[Cylindrical Projection|cylindrical]] panos to [[Quicktime|QuickTime]] [[Cubic Projection|cubic]] movies and link them together to virtual tours.  
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Since version 0.9.8 it is also possible to create single and multi row Quicktime VR [[Object Movie|Object Movie]]s
  
Features for the free version until now (18 Sept 2005):
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Features for the free version (for non-commercial usage):
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* graphical userinterface
 
* converting equirectangular and cylindiric images to [[QTVR]] (.mov files).
 
* converting equirectangular and cylindiric images to [[QTVR]] (.mov files).
 
* converting equirectangular to single cube face files (either [[JPEG]] or [[TIFF]])
 
* converting equirectangular to single cube face files (either [[JPEG]] or [[TIFF]])
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* assembling single cube face files into a [[QTVR]] (.mov file) to allow retouching of the cubefaces
 
* setting of [[PTStitcher]] interpolator and interpolator [[gamma]] for cube face creation
 
* setting of [[PTStitcher]] interpolator and interpolator [[gamma]] for cube face creation
* cube face creation with an optional external [[JPEG]] compressor
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* usage of the internal or the [[Pano12|PanoTools]] remapper
* assembling single cube face files into a [[QTVR]] (.mov file)
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* supported image formats: everything that [[ImageMagick]] can handle f.e JPEG, JPEG-2000, TIFF (8- an 16bit), PSD, BMP, PNG, GIF,...
* creating hotspots in an internal hotspot editor using various forms (round, elliptic, rectangle, rounded rectangle, polygon)
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* creating [[hotspots]] in an internal hotspot editor using various forms (round, elliptic, rectangle, rounded rectangle, polygon)
 
* setting of most (if not all?) QTVR parameters like f.e. pan, tilt and Field of View defaults and limits, title, description, author, date and time, copyright, source, comment...
 
* setting of most (if not all?) QTVR parameters like f.e. pan, tilt and Field of View defaults and limits, title, description, author, date and time, copyright, source, comment...
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* subtiles of cube faces for progressive download
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* optimizer to rearrange the tiles depending on the viewing direction. [http://www.panoramas.dk/quicktime/qtvr/tiling.html more]
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* spot the initial viewing parameters and grab this position
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* high quality is enabled by default. [http://www.virtualdenmark.dk/qtvr/16bit/qtvr16bit.html more]
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* droplets for batch processing
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* individual JPEG quality for each cubeface
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* option for compressed headers and protection to disallow further editing with Quicktime.
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Additional Features for the pro version:
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* [[Object Movie]]s (single- and multi row)
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* import up to 10 [[sprites|sprite]]-tracks, soundfiles, images, [[Flash]] movies,...  
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* background sound for panoramas  
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* import [[autorotate]] sprite for panoramas  
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* create thumbnails from the source image (GIF, TIFF and PNG with correct [[alpha channel]])  
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* create HTML files for [[Quicktime]], [[DevalVR]] and [[PTViewer]]
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* create vertical Image strips for [[SPi-V]] and [[Immervision]] PurePlayer 
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* use the output files for commercial purposes
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Features specially for Object Movies:
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* Specify animation and autoplay speed with rotation or ping-pong  
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* Unlimited viewstates and animations  
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* Different contollers like grabber, joystick and absolute position
  
The commercial pro version is also able to add additional tracks like [[autorotator]], sound files, images, [[Flash]] movies and other sprites.
 
  
 
Pano2QTVR page: http://www.pano2qtvr.com/
 
Pano2QTVR page: http://www.pano2qtvr.com/
  
[[Category:Software]]
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The interface is no-frills and easy to grasp in a single sitting. I was able to put together a 7 image tour with multiple links in under 30 minutes, and that was the first time using the program. See it here: http://www.add360.com/archangels/virtual_tours/tour-quicktime/image2.mov
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The software offers links to internal images, external webpages and tooltips.
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[[Category:Software:Platform:Windows]]
 
[[Category:Software:Platform:Windows]]

Latest revision as of 16:56, 15 December 2007

A real promising Windows project by Thomas Rauscher to convert equirectangular and cylindrical panos to QuickTime cubic movies and link them together to virtual tours. Since version 0.9.8 it is also possible to create single and multi row Quicktime VR Object Movies

Features for the free version (for non-commercial usage):

  • graphical userinterface
  • converting equirectangular and cylindiric images to QTVR (.mov files).
  • converting equirectangular to single cube face files (either JPEG or TIFF)
  • assembling single cube face files into a QTVR (.mov file) to allow retouching of the cubefaces
  • setting of PTStitcher interpolator and interpolator gamma for cube face creation
  • usage of the internal or the PanoTools remapper
  • supported image formats: everything that ImageMagick can handle f.e JPEG, JPEG-2000, TIFF (8- an 16bit), PSD, BMP, PNG, GIF,...
  • creating hotspots in an internal hotspot editor using various forms (round, elliptic, rectangle, rounded rectangle, polygon)
  • setting of most (if not all?) QTVR parameters like f.e. pan, tilt and Field of View defaults and limits, title, description, author, date and time, copyright, source, comment...
  • subtiles of cube faces for progressive download
  • optimizer to rearrange the tiles depending on the viewing direction. more
  • spot the initial viewing parameters and grab this position
  • high quality is enabled by default. more
  • droplets for batch processing
  • individual JPEG quality for each cubeface
  • option for compressed headers and protection to disallow further editing with Quicktime.


Additional Features for the pro version:

Features specially for Object Movies:

  • Specify animation and autoplay speed with rotation or ping-pong
  • Unlimited viewstates and animations
  • Different contollers like grabber, joystick and absolute position


Pano2QTVR page: http://www.pano2qtvr.com/

The interface is no-frills and easy to grasp in a single sitting. I was able to put together a 7 image tour with multiple links in under 30 minutes, and that was the first time using the program. See it here: http://www.add360.com/archangels/virtual_tours/tour-quicktime/image2.mov

The software offers links to internal images, external webpages and tooltips.