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Title: Skybox Viewer
Post by: Harvey Birdman on March 07, 2007, 05:17:29 pm
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Title: Re: Skybox Viewer
Post by: bigben on March 07, 2007, 07:17:15 pm
Sounds a bit like GoCubic
http://www.panoguide.com/howto/display/gocubic.jsp (http://www.panoguide.com/howto/display/gocubic.jsp)

VRML is probably the quickest as you only need a template file and the JPEGs

I normally use with PTViewer or QTVR for viewing/web delivery.
Panorama Tools & QTVR: http://forums.planetside.co.uk/index.php?topic=853.0 (http://forums.planetside.co.uk/index.php?topic=853.0)
PTViewer: http://webuser.fh-furtwangen.de/~dersch/ (http://webuser.fh-furtwangen.de/~dersch/)

PTViewer also has a version that supports HDR panoramas  8)
Title: Re: Skybox Viewer
Post by: Harvey Birdman on March 07, 2007, 08:29:48 pm
Wow! I'm afraid I don't have QT. Can you click on the image when the panoramas are running and change the viewing direction?

I don't stitch the images, just stuff them into a single file so it's easier to keep track of. For what it's worth, it doesn't require QT (but it is Windows-centric).

Maybe I'll put together a .zip with it. The only user-unfriendly bit at the moment is that you have to manually edit the TG script to change the output path for the cube images. Short of creating an add-in, I can't think of a way around that.
Title: Re: Skybox Viewer
Post by: bigben on March 07, 2007, 09:47:25 pm
Quote from: Harvey Birdman on March 07, 2007, 08:29:48 pm
Wow! I'm afraid I don't have QT. Can you click on the image when the panoramas are running and change the viewing direction?


Yes, and zoom in and out.

Quote from: Harvey Birdman on March 07, 2007, 08:29:48 pm
I don't stitch the images, just stuff them into a single file so it's easier to keep track of. For what it's worth, it doesn't require QT (but it is Windows-centric).


It is possible to use PTViewer to display 6 cubefaces. This is a java applet so it's platform independent and web-deliverable.

http://webuser.fh-furtwangen.de/~dersch/PTVJ/helpers.html (http://webuser.fh-furtwangen.de/~dersch/PTVJ/helpers.html)
In the PTZoom section down near the bottom.

Stupid panorama tricks  ;) (not cubic, but uses PTViewer)
http://www.path.unimelb.edu.au/~bernardk/victoria/virtual/vr/bigswing.html (http://www.path.unimelb.edu.au/~bernardk/victoria/virtual/vr/bigswing.html)

All you need is a template html file, the applet and your image(s).

I find stitching easier because the you have just one file and you can use something like Helmut's "Native Panorama Viewer (PTViewer.exe 3.2)" or PTEditor (java applet, distibuted as part of Panorama Tools)  http://www.all-in-one.ee/~dersch/ (http://www.all-in-one.ee/~dersch/)

Using Panorama Tools to stitch your tiles you don't have to edit your TG script... in fact it's easier if the tiles always have the same name. You get prompted for an output filename when you stitch them together.
Title: Re: Skybox Viewer
Post by: Harvey Birdman on March 07, 2007, 10:14:08 pm
Web deliverable, eh? That's kind of interesting....

:)