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Pano2VR Tutorials

Below is a list of numerous video tutorials intended to help you get the most out of Pano2VR.

All tutorials are recorded on MacOSX but the functions work the same way on Windows and Linux. Only the interface looks a little bit different.


The Basics

Getting Started
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Get acquainted with Pano2VR and learn to quickly output a panorama in Flash, HTML5 or QuickTime formats.
Partial Panoramas
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A detailed explanation of how to export partial (cylindrical) panoramas to QuickTime, Flash, and image formats.
Viewing Parameters
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Modifying the viewing parameters lets you set where, within the image, the movie will begin.
User Data
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Adding meta-data to your panoramas.
Hotspots
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Learn the basics of adding hotspots to your panoramas.
Building a Tour
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Building a tour with Pano2VR 4.0 pro.


Skin Editor

Pano2VR versions 4.1.0 and below
Object2VR versions 3.0 beta3 and below

Skin Editor - Part 1
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Learn how to add a controller and an image to a Flash panorama.
Skin Editor - Part 2
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Learn how to build a custom controller.
Skin editor - Loading Bar
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Learn how to build a loading bar with text.
Skin editor - Sound
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Learn how to add sound to the skin.
Node Markers - Basics
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Node markers are found in the skin editor and are used to show the current panorama, or node, in a virtual tour. This tutorial will introduce you to the node marker and show you how to indicate a panorama's on a map.
Node Markers - Advanced
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In this tutorial, we continue where the Basic Node Marker tutorial left off, by extending a tour and using node markers and tags to trigger other skin elements.


Skin Editor version 2

Pano2VR versions 4.5 beta 1 and up
Object2VR versions 3.0 beta 4 and up

Welcome
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This is a short introduction to the series of smaller tutorials that will introduce you to the Skin Editor found in both Pano2VR and Object2VR.
Introduction to the Interface
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The interface has three main parts: the Tree, Editor and Properties. The tree is your browser and organizer for elements, the editor is your workspace or canvas, and the properties is where you edit the elements.
The Tree
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The tree is where the skin elements are organized and layered.
The Editor
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Here you can change the attributes, and actions and convert images to buttons.
The Properties
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Here you can change the attributes, and actions and convert images to buttons.
The Toolbar and Menu bar
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The toolbar hold all the available tools for creating your skin. The menu bar includes some features not found anywhere else, like showing guides.
The Basic Workflow
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The skin editor is a powerful tool and there are many ways to work and create within it. The following tutorials will show you the basic workflows for editing and creating skins.
Edit an Existing Skin
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The most basic workflow is to simply choose a default skin from the list in both the Flash and HTML5 outputs and to edit it to your needs.
Add a Clickable Logo
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For some projects, only a simple logo or simple interactive image is needed. In this tutorial we add a logo and link it to a website.
Create a Custom Controller
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On-screen controls let the user move the panorama or object movie with out clicking within the image. A controller can be complex or simple, depending on the project’s needs. In this tutorial we’ll build a simple one from scratch.
Build a Simple Loading Bar
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Loading bars are a way to let the user know that the panorama or object is loading.
Add Sounds to Buttons
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In this tutorial, we add sounds to buttons to help give user feedback to the controller.

Output

Basic Flash Export
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Learn the basic settings for creating a panorama in Flash format.
Advanced Flash Export
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Learn the more advanced settings for creating a panorama in Flash format.
Multiresolution Basics
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This tutorial will introduce you to the basic settings of the multiresolution feature. (Pano2VR 3.0)
Multiresolution Advanced
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A detailed explanation of the advanced settings of the multiresolution feature. (Pano2VR 3.0)
HTML5 Export
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This tutorial is a quick introduction on exporting HTML5 projects. (Pano2VR 3.0)
Creating a QTVR
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A detailed explanation of the parameters for outputting a QuickTime movie.
HTML Templates
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Learn how to customize and create HTML templates.


Media Editor

Pano2VR 4

Media Editor
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The media editor is where video, images and audio clips can be pinned to the panorama and this tutorial will show you how it's done.


Sound Editor

Pano2VR 3

The Sound Editor - Basic
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This basic tutorial will show you how to add sounds to your project using the Sound Editor.
Sound Modes
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The Sound Editor includes a variety of sound modes. Sound modes are simply a way to describe how the sound will be heard. This tutorial will introduce you to each of these sound modes. Please note that directional sound only works in Flash.
Sound Settings
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Once you've added your sound, you can then adjust the settings for that particular sound. This tutorial will explain all these settings.


Additional Features

Droplets & Batch Processing
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Droplets let you convert a batch of images from pre-defined settings. Learn how to create them.
Patch Tool
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The patch tool lets you extract and modify only a section of the image. Learn how to use it.
Flat Interactive Images
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A detailed explanation of how to export flat interactive images to Flash & QuickTime.
Panoramic Video with Pano2VR
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Creating a 360º video with Pano2VR.


External Tutorials