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Shantic

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Location: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, Mexico
Registered: 12 Apr 2005
Flashpanoramas or pano2qtvr?
Posted: 26 Dec 2006 at 20:26 GMT
I've been seeing panos made with flashpanorama's player. is this better than pano2qtvr? I really like the hot spot plugin and pano2qtvr sometimes gives me wierd problems when i do a panorama.

I knew this was going to happend, as soon as I pay for something, another better one comes out sad (or So i think)

so, anyone that has tried the 2 versions, is is worth to pay another 39 eur for the flashpanoramas player or should I stick with pano2qtvr and see how it turns out?

Thanks in advanced.
Shanti
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jaaaab jaaaab

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Re: Flashpanoramas or pano2qtvr?
Posted: 26 Dec 2006 at 21:58 GMT
hi

i was a pano2qtvr user, and recently i bought flashpanoramas player.

flashpanoramas player gives better quality and fluidity.

but it is a recent player, and documentation is really unclear. Hope it will get better soon...

ask me for any questions! bye
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zxcvbnm

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Re: Flashpanoramas or pano2qtvr?
Posted: 27 Dec 2006 at 0:19 GMT
It also requires flash version 9 as does immervisions. Pano2qtvr only needs 8 perhaps to its detriment quality wise. I have heard nice things about flashpanorama.
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Shantic

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Location: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, Mexico
Registered: 12 Apr 2005
Re: Flashpanoramas or pano2qtvr?
Posted: 28 Dec 2006 at 19:38 GMT
enough good things to justify spending another 39 eur if you already had pano2qtvr flash license?

I'll wait a little longer and see if pano2qtvr gets any better, I love it as far as qtvr, but as flash it gives me wierd results, since its beta, I will wait a while and see what happends smile

Thanks
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Epoc

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Location: Brisvegas,
Registered: 1 Nov 2004
Re: Flashpanoramas or pano2qtvr?
Posted: 29 Dec 2006 at 9:18 GMT
I'm with you shantic. I love Pano2QTVR. Especially Thomas's quick response to emailed technical issues and his speedy responses to questions on his forum. Saying that there is NOTHING like competition to spawn new features and updates in softwares.

My main concern is the lack of a downloadable demo from Flashpanoramas. Nothing like a comparison using a pano shot by yourself. I have emailed their support and have been informed a GUI is in development and once done, will be available as a demo.

Until that day arrives, it's Thomas's gem for me.... laugh laugh
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Smooth

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Location: Mount Panorama, Australia
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Re: Flashpanoramas or pano2qtvr?
Posted: 29 Dec 2006 at 14:18 GMT
You should consider:

Viewers like Flashpanorama and Immervision require supporting (external) XML files to operate.

This is not the case with Pano2QTVR it makes a stand alone .swf file.

This doesn't make one or the other better. But, it should be considered for your end job intention. Sometimes you do need a standalone single .swf file.

Regards, Smooth cool
www.smooth360.info
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TriggerHappy

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Location: vancouver, Canada
Registered: 21 Jul 2004
Re: Flashpanoramas or pano2qtvr?
Posted: 29 Dec 2006 at 17:46 GMT
Thanks Smooth! Was curious about that :P
Just made a full screen test from the immervision flash www.dylansurridge.com/puretools_flash_fullscreen/... and to compare it with a quicktime of the same file www.dylansurridge.com/wwp_tulum/wwp_tulum.htm it aint bad. I used this file as it was shot at 1024x768 and was curious about all the aliasing being aplied etc.
Have fun
Dylan
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Theo

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Location: Canada
Registered: 17 Jun 2005
Re: Flashpanoramas or pano2qtvr?
Posted: 29 Dec 2006 at 19:36 GMT
Dylan,

That is a beautiful place, where is it? wink
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Shantic

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Location: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, Mexico
Registered: 12 Apr 2005
Re: Flashpanoramas or pano2qtvr?
Posted: 29 Dec 2006 at 23:43 GMT
I assume byu the name that its in Tulum, Mexico

back into subject...

yeah i think having 1 swf as standalone is good, but XML is not bad either if you have a database driven site. I am mosr concerned about how pano2qtvr does not handle some flash panos that well (sometimes they look very screwed) but I will wait a little longer as I am in love with pano2qtvr laugh

Thanks
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TriggerHappy

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Re: Flashpanoramas or pano2qtvr?
Posted: 29 Dec 2006 at 23:47 GMT
updated: 29 Dec 2006 at 23:50 GMT
I might end up getting the pano2qtvr as well as the immervision. I could not wait for the beta to finish as I wanted to play with something so I got the immervision to start with.
Tulum, Mexico, ahhhhh so nice to shoot hotels there compared to Canadasmile(except for dripping sweat on the camera)
google map kinda sucks for Mexico, but if you have google earth go take a peek.
Have fun
Dylan
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TriggerHappy

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Re: Flashpanoramas or pano2qtvr?
Posted: 30 Dec 2006 at 2:34 GMT
hey Shantic, been playing with Immervision some more, you write "pano2qtvr does not handle some flash panos that well (sometimes they look very screwed)" I am also getting some very odd results from immervision flash, but so far only with partial spheres. where are you having issues?
Have fun
Dylan
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Shantic

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Location: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, Mexico
Registered: 12 Apr 2005
Re: Flashpanoramas or pano2qtvr?
Posted: 30 Dec 2006 at 4:49 GMT
Well here is one that acts strangely.

www.vallartarestaurants.com/temp/testing.swf

this are the settings used

FPS: 50
Quality: 6
Controller: object_controller.swf in lower left corner

all the other settings are intact.

if you pan around a bit fast you will see it more often, the images just get screwed really bad, and the jagging is unbearable.

but if I use the default settings then its an OK result.

p.s. sorry for the quality, but it was just to show the error :P

Shanti
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Smooth

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Location: Mount Panorama, Australia
Registered: 21 Jul 2004
Re: Flashpanoramas or pano2qtvr?
Posted: 30 Dec 2006 at 5:05 GMT
I have NEVER seen Pano2QTVR (Flash) produce that poor quality before. What version are you using? Why screw with the default settings if they work fine?

Here is another example using Pano2QTVR
www.smooth360.com/panos/flash

Regards, Smooth cool
www.smooth360.com
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Theo

Posts: 157
Location: Canada
Registered: 17 Jun 2005
Re: Flashpanoramas or pano2qtvr?
Posted: 30 Dec 2006 at 5:38 GMT
Shanti:

That is weird...try to reinstall the software! it could be corrupted!!

I just did this one with pano2qtvr:

tinyurl.com/yxjwqm
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Bill Bailey
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Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Registered: 27 Jan 2005
Re: Flashpanoramas or pano2qtvr?
Posted: 30 Dec 2006 at 6:35 GMT
OK Smooth - were the bloody hell did you park the Jag mate?

Fine pano - you must have shot the nadir BEFORE stepping into the grass. laugh

Cheers and Happy New Years!!
Bill

ps - only wish I was in Sydney for the fireworks but be sure I'll be watching it on the telly sad
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