Adding a Subtitle Track to a Video Panorama
Learn how to add a subtitle track to your virtual tour using the video panorama clip in the Animation Editor.
The Video Panorama Clip provides 3 different types of tracks. The Subtitle Track is essentially a variable track. You can then use the variable created here in a Text Box to show the subtitles.
- Add a video panorama to the project.
- Open the Animation Editor.
- Add a Video Panorama Clip.
- Right-click in the Timeline to add a track.
- In the Add Track dialog, choose Subtitle Track for Track Type.
- Add your subtitle file. Pano2VR supports
- Add a short description and provide a variable name like,
var_subs. Then hit, OK.
When the file is added, the track is populated with keyframes. If you zoom in to the track, you’ll see that the keyframes are text variables.
- Open the Skin Editor or go to the Web Output and choose a skin.
- In the skin properties (click outside of the Canvas to show the properties) and expand the Variables pane. There, you’ll see the Subtitle variable you added in the Animation Editor.
- Add a Text Box. This will show the subtitles.
- Place the text in Canvas and anchor it. For example, place the text box in the lower left corner and change the Position anchor to the lower left corner.
- Make any changes to the text box’s background or border.
- For Text, add your subtitle variable. Go to the placeholders button at the bottom of the text field. Go to Variables and then to the variable you added.
- Choose Autosize for formatting.
- Optionally, add some padding to the text box. Try a setting of 5.
- Add anything else you may need to the skin.
- Save the skin.
- Output the project.
You should now have subtitles or captions appearing in time with the video.