Viewing Parameters

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

Viewing Parameters
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

✭ 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, all settings can be copied to the other nodes by clicking the copy button to the right of each setting.

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. 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: 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 web 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 upwards (top), downwards (bottom), left and right. The first column of numbers indicates the currently set value. The column to the right is the current value of the panorama in the Viewer.

To set a limit to hide the tripod, for example, tilt the panorama down to where the tripod is just hidden (you may need to spin the entire to make sure the tripod is fully hidden). Then, click Set next to Bottom. Set the limit by turning off Ignore Limits (in Viewer Settings).

✭ If you have more than one node, 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. The default is set to 2 pixels for 2:1 zoom ratio of 2 image pixels to 1 screen pixel.

Min – Zoom in as far as preferred and click Set to apply the setting. Click the Copy button to copy this setting to all nodes.

Max – Zoom out as far as preferred and click Set to apply the setting for the appropriate projection (Rectilinear, Stereographic, Fisheye). Use the copy button to copy the Max settings to all nodes.

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.

Use the copy button to copy the Max settings to all nodes.


See also