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Viewing Parameters

Modifying the viewing parameters will let you set where, within the image the panorama will open. You can also set the limits of field of view and viewing range.

viewing parameters

Default View

The following parameters all set the default view and the values under Current are updated when the view in the Viewer changes.

Projection – The default projection of the panorama

  • Rectilinear

  • Stereographic (Little Planet)

  • Fisheye

Pan – The horizontal view

Tilt – The vertical view

FoV – The angle of view

✭ If you have more than one node in Pano2VR Pro, all settings can be copied to the other nodes by clicking the copy button to the right of each setting.

Set the default view

Set the default view by moving the panorama to its starting location and then click Set.

Don’t like what you have chosen? No problem, just click Reset.

Lost your spot? Not sure what you have set the default view to? No problem, just click, Go To.

★ You can also set the default view or go to the default view by right-clicking in the Viewer and choosing from the context menu.

✭ If you have more than one node in Pano2VR Pro, all settings can be copied to the other nodes by clicking the copy button to the right of each setting.

For Pano2VR Pro users, you’ll see buttons next to these parameters.


Cylindrical Panorama

This section is available when the input image is a cylinder.

Horizontal FoV – Adjust the degree of the horizontal field of view.


Fly In

Here, you can choose to fly in from one projection to another projection to create a dramatic entrance. For instance, you can fly in from a Little Planet projection to a rectilinear projection. If you are using Pano2VR Pro, you can also use the fly in feature for transitioning between nodes.

Projection – Select which projection you’d like to fly in from:

  • Rectilinear

  • Stereographic (Little Planet)

  • Fisheye

Pan – The horizontal view

Tilt – The vertical view

FoV – The angle of view

✭ Tip: If you have more than one node in Pano2VR Pro, the settings can be copied to the other nodes by clicking the copy button to the right of the Set button.

Fly in from a different projection

  1. Change the Viewer’s projection by right-clicking in the Viewer and select the desired beginning projection. For instance, Stereographic.

  2. In the Fly In section, click the Set button. This will set the current view from the Viewer.

  3. Set the default view, which will be the end point of the fly in animation.

  4. Select Fly in, in the HTML5 output settings and choose the speed of the transition.

✭ Use Reset to go back to the default settings and Go To to jump to the current settings.


Viewing Limits

These parameters can limit the viewing area of the panorama; how far a user can move the upwards, downwards, left and right.

Show Limits – Selecting this will reveal the settings. Set limits on how far right, left, up or down the image can move. Use the input boxes to enter the values or move the panorama to the limit and click set at the corresponding limit to save its position.

Reset Limits – Click this to reset the viewing limit values to their defaults.

✭ If you have more than one node in Pano2VR Pro, all settings can be copied to the other nodes by clicking the copy button to the right of each setting.


Field of View (Zoom)

Set the zooming limits of the panorama; how far the user can zoom into the image and/or zoom out, narrowing or widening the field of view.

Min FoV in – Select to set a limit in Degrees or Pixels:

  • Degrees - Select to measure the minimum field of view value in degrees. The default is 5°. If you have a gigapixel image, set this to 1° for a deeper zoom.

  • Pixels - Select to measure the minimum field of view value in pixels (screen pixels). This will prevent the user from zooming in too much (cannot zoom past 1:1 px). If you want to zoom in further than 1:1, change this to 2 for 2 image pixels to 1 screen pixel.

Min – Zoom in as far as preferred and click set to apply the setting.

Max – Zoom out as far as preferred and click set to apply the setting.

Reset Limits – Click this to reset the viewing limits values to their defaults.

Flat Images

Flat images will have two options for the Max setting:

  • No Borders – This will limit the maximum view so that no transparent borders are visible to match the display’s dimensions and aspect ratio.

  • Show All – Select to be able to zoom the image out all the way, resulting in transparent borders around the image, depending on it’s aspect ratio and the display’s.

✭ If you have more than one node in Pano2VR Pro, all settings can be copied to the other nodes by clicking the copy button to the right of each setting.


North

Pan – Set North by panning to the correct angle. Open the Compass in Viewer Settings panel, this will show the currently set direction.


See also

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