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Saturday, December 19th 2009, 5:55am

Virtual tours - starting off

Hello,

I am a programmer and one of my clients wants to provide virtual tours on his site. The requirement is to automate the process as much as possible; client uploads the photograph with some details and the application has to take care of everything else.
First thing that will be needed is the photograph(s), and i am lost at that first step - spherical, cubical, stitching, overlap.... I am not much into photography so it is difficult for me to make sense of the of the lens, camera and focus things.
I have been searching and stumbled upon this thread Looking for simple tutorial. It says that krpano kicks into action only after the panoramic picture is ready. So, what should the client do to generate the panoramic photograph? A single photo with the kind of lens provided here http://www.eyesee360.com/ , will that be sufficient? Would you suggest something else?

Thank you.

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Monday, December 21st 2009, 11:30am

Hi,

right, you need a panoramic image first

e.g. a full spherical image with 360x180°
partial panos, that cover only a defined range will also work,
but there you need the range that they cover (e.g. 100x30°)

a single photo like from a eyesee360 lens must be transformed first
to an useable format (e.g. a spherical or cylindrical image)

best regards,
Klaus

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Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 6:09am

Klaus, thanks for the heads-up.

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Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 5:33am

Editing hotspot

Hello again,

When i edit a hotspot making use of the editor plugin, is it possible to save the changes to the xml file on the hard disk so that the next person viewing the tour can see the hotspot at the new location?
I'm assuming it is not possible. Flash is client side and the xml file will be on the server, unless we allow the editor plugin some kind of access to the server it should not be possible. Am i right?

Thank you.

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Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 3:13pm

Hi,
I'm assuming it is not possible. Flash is client side and the xml file will be on the server, unless we allow the editor plugin some kind of access to the server it should not be possible. Am i right?
you would need a something on server side that receives and saves the file there

best regards,
Klaus

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Saturday, December 26th 2009, 10:36am

Hello again,

Merry Christmas.
I created an xml file with two scenes. When i view the xml file with the editor plugin i am able to see the code for one scene only, that too without the scene tags. Is there any option to load the xml with scene tags into the xml file that is displayed by the editor plugin?

Thanks.

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Monday, December 28th 2009, 4:21pm

Hi,
I created an xml file with two scenes. When i view the xml file with the editor plugin i am able to see the code for one scene only, that too without the scene tags. Is there any option to load the xml with scene tags into the xml file that is displayed by the editor plugin?
right, the current editor plugin doesn't support the <scene> tag,
but you could use the [get original xml] button, it will load the original/unchanged xml,

best regards,
Klaus

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Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 6:08am

Thank you.
I downloaded the tools , linux 32 bit version. The zip file doesn't have the templates or the config file. How do i go about using the kmakemultires without the config file and the templates? On windows i am using the command

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kmakemultires.exe templates/normal.config myimage.jpeg
. normal.config has references to the templates directory. How do i go about using similar command on linux? Will i need the templates and config file or can i do it without those files?

Also, there seems to be a bug with the editor plugin. In the flare tags of the lensflareset tag, pixvpos attribute appears twice.

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Saturday, January 2nd 2010, 1:16pm

Hi,
The zip file doesn't have the templates or the config file
right, the linux download just contains the binaries,
you can copy the templates and config files from the windows or mac version,

Also, there seems to be a bug with the editor plugin. In the flare tags of the lensflareset tag, pixvpos attribute appears twice.
right, that will be fixed in the next release,
here in this thread - 1.0.8 beta 9 - fovtype setting - is a prerelease package, where already a new fixed editor plugin is included,

best regards,
Klaus

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Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 12:05pm

Unable to delete hotspots

Hi again,

I am using the editor plugin : krpano 1.0.8 - beta8 build 2009-06-15. When i open the hotspots tab in the editor plugin, i do not see the option for deleting the hotspots.
When i open the editor on the tour here http://www.krpano.com/krpano.html?pano=p…ionterrasse.xml , i can see the option for deleting hotspots.

Do i have to set any attribute to the plugin or the hotspots to be able to delete them or should i use a different version?

Thank you.

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Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 12:13pm

Hi,
Do i have to set any attribute to the plugin or the hotspots to be able to delete them or should i use a different version?
right, deleting hotspots doesn't work in this version,
please load/use the version from here - 1.0.8 beta 9 - fovtype setting,
there is is newer editor plugin included, where it should work,

best regards,
Klaus

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Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 12:51pm

please load/use the version from here - 1.0.8 beta 9 - fovtype setting,
there is is newer editor plugin included, where it should work,
I can see a new button for adding image hotspots but i can't see any documentation or button for deleting a hotspot. Am i missing something?

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Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 1:10pm

Am i missing something?
this is a "pre-release", the release version should come soon,

best regards,
Klaus

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Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 1:24pm


this is a "pre-release", the release version should come soon,

Thanks Klaus. So, the "delete-button" feature will be available in the release version only. Until then would you recommend any other version that allows deleting the hotspots?

Forgot to mention earlier, my client bought the unlimited domain license for the viewer and the tools and also the google maps plugin license. Is there anyway to protect this google maps plugin?

Regards.

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Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 1:55pm

Hi,

at the moment, the hotspot could be only in the editor delelted by removing the <hotspot> code
in the xml and doring a reload,

in the final version, there will be a hotspot delete 'feature',

about protecting - you could embed the plugin with the kprotect tool,

best regards,
Klaus

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Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 10:49am

Hi,

If i embed the googlemaps plugin what will be the xml syntax for using it, particularly the url attribute?
I used the encryption tool instead and it seems to be working; it is working on the clients server but throwing an error when i use it on my local host. Is that okay?

I tried to embed an image to display a logo like the "krpano.com" logo that appears on the default google maps plugin with this code in the googlemaps.as

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public class googlemaps extends Sprite {
    	.......................
    	.......................
    	
    	[Embed(source="email.jpg")]  public static var embedded_logo:Class; 

		public function googlemaps()
		{
			// plugin entry point

			if (stage == null)
			{
			  .......................
          	........................
				var logo:Image = new Image(); 
				logo.source = new googlemaps.embedded_logo() as Image; 
				logo.x = 10;
				logo.y = 10;
				logo.visible = true; 
				logo.width = 100;
				logo.height = 100;
				// logo.alpha = 0.5;
				
				this.addChild(logo); 
				
				
			}
			else
			{
				// direct startup - show version info
		...........................
		...........................
    	.........................

When i compile the code it doesn't throw any error but i can't see the image on the google-maps plugin. Is that code okay or should i use something else?

Thanks.

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Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 11:02am

Hi,
If i embed the googlemaps plugin what will be the xml syntax for using it, particularly the url attribute?
just like normal, when a file is embedded, this will be loaded,


I used the encryption tool instead and it seems to be working; it is working on the clients server but throwing an error when i use it on my local host. Is that okay?
what do you mean with "local host" in this case?
a localhost server? there it should work,

but when using it locally (on file://) the flash security settings must be adopted,
because the googlemaps plugins needs access to the internet, which is not possible
without changing the settings,

have a look here for how to adopt the flash security settings:
http://krpano.com/docu/localaccess/


When i compile the code it doesn't throw any error but i can't see the image on the google-maps plugin. Is that code okay or should i use something else?
this is wrong:
logo.source = new googlemaps.embedded_logo() as Image;

a embedded image is a type from the class Bitmap,
and if your Image class is not a subclass from Bitmap the conversion (as Image) will fail and return null,

best regards,
Klaus

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Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 1:03pm

Thanks Klaus.
I could add the image, problem is that it is being hidden by the map. If i give it a width and height more than that of the map then the parts not covered by the map are visible. I tried several blend modes but they seem to applicable to the background.

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Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 1:30pm

that's the order/index of the display objects,

try using addChildAt() or setChildIndex() or similar functions to set the wanted order,