Pano2VR 7.1 beta Docs / What's new?

What's New?

Here you'll find an ongoing list of new features, fixes, and changes added to each release.

Pano2VR 7.1 beta 3

Fixed

  • Fix for the “dark overlay” in iOS 17
  • Node image element shows the correct view; also with “forward” hotspots
  • A project file with lots of custom images took a long time to open, this is fixed
  • The accordion menu component now scrolls as expected with multiple nodes and categories
  • Sound Transitions no longer ignore the Keep setting

Pano2VR 7.1 beta 2

Added

  • VR180 mono/stereo support

Improved

  • WebXR: Higher resolution in Quest/Pico 4
  • The internal webserver can handle larger files/videos
  • Zoom target for the morph transition can be set to “only pan” or “center”

Fixed

  • Video panoramas and Pinned Video play back again
  • WebXR: Colorspace fixed for skin colors and textures
  • WebXR: Flickering in Wolvic browser fixed
  • User Data Custom Property not working with skin elements logic block
  • Change color skin action for polygon hotspots

Pano2VR 7.1 beta

[Pano2VR 7.1 beta announcment]

  • Hotfixes 1a and 1b to fix panoramas not appearing in Viewer on Windows

New

  • Morph Transitions
  • Generative Patches
  • Masks for Patches
  • Hand Tracking in immersive view (Apple Vision Pro, Meta Quest)
  • Set the size of popped-out pinned images
  • Mute and Unmute actions for YouTube and Vimeo
  • Animate the skin margins using the action Change Margin
  • Show Master Node elements in nodes
  • Standard Tags: Tags that can be saved and used in all projects
  • Roll Modifier
  • Resizable spinning globes in VR
  • Add a custom Show VR skin button and Exit VR button
  • Added Set Map Layer and Set Filter Tag actions to Map actions

Improved

  • Integrated Web Server is now faster especially when viewing projects in VR HMDs using Live Update/HTTPS
  • Animation properties now appear whenever you click in the Animation Editor, regardless if the current node has an animation clip or not
  • Added an AutoTag for Animation so tour nodes can be filtered based on animation
  • Video Element supports YouTube Shorts
  • Math in logic blocks
  • Added an option to prevent WebXR (Include Polyfill) on mobile phones and limit the immersive view to headsets
  • Automatic tags are now sanitized to avoid importing invalid characters
  • If width and height parameters are present in an iframe, they will be used when added to a Web Element.
  • Added Map Pin with Radar components to the Misc category
  • File and URL video types are now included in the Mute action’s target, _all

Fixed

  • Animation Autorotation will not kick in if Fly In is also selected
  • Hotspot changing location when the Hotspot’s title is changed
  • Copy and paste a clip to another node does not adjust the clip length
  • Hotspot icons showing through Image popup
  • Cannot copy a background color logic block
  • Actions Move to View and Set View using FoV 70
  • Cannot copy and paste projection keyframes
  • HTML code used in a Text Box ID causes a blank Action window to show
  • Changing colors in the color tool with copied elements changes the exposed color of the original element
  • Modifier and symbol keys do not register/trigger Keyboard Shortcuts in skin
  • Video Point Hotspots with audio not detected by skins
  • Right-clicking a polygon hotspot in the Viewer changes its location
  • Skin Editor falls behind Pano2VR’s Main window after closing the Action Filter dialog
  • Mouse enter action not playing sound when used with a Hotspot Proxy ID
  • Crash when using the integrated web server with Meta Quest Browser

Pano2VR 7.0.12

  • Fix for iOS black screen overlay

Pano2VR 7.0.11

Improved

  • Default VR skins – use z-index for hotspot popups

Fixed

  • Zoom to pointer zooms down
  • Context menu opens off screen
  • Mute, unmute and toggle actions stopping sound
  • Crash when editing Point Hotspot Description text after editing a Polygon Description text box
  • Scroll area motion on a mobile is not smooth
  • Hotspot images bleed through popups
  • Directional sound not coming from the correct direction
  • Playback of video panorama via spacebar, only occurs after clicking playback button

Pano2VR 7.0.10

  • Stare cursor for Apple Vision Pro is offset – Fixed

Pano2VR 7.0.9

  • Changed: cache buster is no longer applied to external URLs (tel:, mailto:)
  • Fixed: changing nodes via a node hotspot breaks animation auto-rotation
  • Changed: error log window is adjustable
  • Fixed: directional sound and sound delay issues
  • Added: support for Apple Vision Pro

Pano2VR 7.0.8

  • Update signature for Windows installer
  • Fix for Animation properties

Pano2VR 7.0.7

  • Mouse Enter event constantly triggering is fixed.
  • Some input images were causing Pano2VR to hang. This is now fixed.
  • Fix for hotspot timer events
  • Avoid duplicate uploads to gnome cloud
  • Avoid overwriting global JS objects

Pano2VR 7.0.6

  • Fixed an issue where images added to external image loaders were not showing after changing a language.
  • Deleting a clip in the Animation editor wasn’t removing its variable track. Fixed.
  • The built-in skins have been updated to so an iframe is unloaded when a popup hides or closes.
  • The built-in VR skins have been updated to have a unique name for the pager cloner
  • Fixed scrolling text boxes in the VR skins so they scroll again.

Pano2VR 7.0.5

  • Fixed an issue where outputs created with 7.0.2 and above were not working with older iOS versions
  • Fixed a crash when selecting “Select Gnome Cloud Account”
  • Warnings from a previous nodes’ clip in the Animation Editor were sticking. Fixed.
  • URL Video type point hotspot was not showing playing back the video. Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue where images were not loading in a cloner using the External Image Loader
  • Custom hotspot images added to external image loaders with a border were causing a shift in the image’s position. Fixed.

Pano2VR 7.0.4a

This release is a hotfix for the following issues:

  • The case of the disappearing warnings in the Skin Editor has been solved
  • Line breaks are no longer being encoded into their ASCII characters used with an exposed variable
  • Custom images for point hotspots are visible in the output again

Pano2VR 7.0.4

7.0.4 announcement

  • New: ARIA properties for Skin elements are now included in skin translation
  • New: Audio level setting added to video panorama settings
  • New: Open the Skin Editor of the current output using Skin Editor (Current Output) or the keyboard shorttut: Ctrl+Alt+K or Command-Option-K
  • New: External Image Loader’s file path is now included in the translation file
  • New: Convert option for video panoramas
  • Added: Center Current Node in Map now centers the current node in floor plans as well
  • Fixed: Has Sound trigger now detects sounds in 360 video panoramas
  • Fixed: Blurry tooltip in node hotspot of Feather Box hotspots component
  • Fixed: Crash when duplicating a Videopano track
  • Fixed: Polygon hotspots hide after exiting the node they are in
  • Fixed: 3D Floating Cursor does not float in CMS post using GGPKG
  • Fixed: If start node is not loaded, its preview on output will be empty/black

Pano2VR 7.0.3

7.0.3 announcement

  • Added: Keyboard shortcut to bring the Main Window forward
  • Added: Clickable file path to access Autobackup files
  • New: All viewer elements given unique ID when copied and pasted
  • Fixed: Gyro skin actions’ settings were resetting when opened consectively
  • Fixed: skin_vr.js missing from GGPKG output
  • Fixed: Node images in the skin were not using the default view FoV
  • Fixed: Missing leveling information from Theta X images sometimes caused images to not be visible in the Viewer
  • Fixed: Crash when removing links between map pins in the tour map
  • Fixed: Crash when converting a Patch to a Point Hotspot
  • Fixed: Preview images not loading with “Unload image to save memory” selected
  • Fixed: Mouse Over action was not triggering correctly
  • Fixed: User Data using placeholders was not being sorted in the Tour Browser
  • Fixed: Crash caused by converting a patch to point hotspot
  • Fixed: Move to View action not smooth with large flat images
  • Fixed: User Data custom properties not triggering logic blocks in any node other than node one
  • Fixed: Map Pin placement shifts in the Tour Map when changing map providers
  • Fixed: The splashscreen in built in skins requires a double click to proceed with sound on
  • Fixed: Cannot change Lottie file using the change image button or components toolbox
  • Fixed: Converted Images get patches applied with the option deselected
  • Fixed: Blurred Patches are sticking to tiled TIFF images
  • Fixed: Viewing limits is breaks the hotspot target view
  • Fixed: HTML text added to web element will flash on screen before moving to next node
  • Fixed: 360 video filename not updating when locating file
  • Fixed: Save with Assets does not save project background sound
  • Fixed: material_dart.ggsk mobile thumbnail menu leaves the blur background if closed from the node view
  • Fixed: Missing variable in variable logic block not showing up in Find Warnings
  • Fixed: Crash when adding nodes to the skin editor with a markertemplate
  • Fixed: Tracking Hotspots using the wrong VideoPano track
  • Fixed: The copy button in the Venis skin is not copying
  • Fixed: Convert Patch to Point Hotspot not working with roll
  • Fixed: Project background sound not included in Support Package
  • Fixed: Map pins not showing next panorama’s user data custom properties
  • Fixed: Alternative Background Sound cannot be removed using clear
  • Fixed: Crash when duplicating a clip that’s been duplicated before
  • Fixed: Cannot paste type decimal values to North and Altitude

Pano2VR 7.0.2

7.0.2 announcement

  • Negative values are supported in conditions using Hotspot Pan and Tilt ($hap, $hat).
  • Fixed an issue with relative paths and external files
  • Choosing a video file for the Video Element no longer causes the Skin Editor to hide behind the main window
  • The Invert Cloner option now also works for Table and Hotspots cloners.
  • Fixed an issue with centering some skin elements when using a translation cloner
  • Fixed an issue with translating single-node projects
  • Copy and Pasting Hotspots in List View now gives a unique ID
  • Fixed an issue with color space on output

Pano2VR 7.0.1

  • Added support for multiple languages in all built-in skins
  • Fixed: strip image type set to strip (not strip VR) read as a stereo image
  • Fixed: adding a scaling logic block to the scroll area causes a black output
  • Fixed: logic block using $(hat) offers text-comparison instead of the desired math value operators
  • Fixed: progress bars missing when generating an animation output
  • Fixed: Z-index no longer working in the skin with child elements of hotspot templates
  • Fixed: deleting a tour from Street View causes the Tour Browser to freeze
  • Fixed: regex # not targeting a child element of a hotspot template

Pano2VR 7.0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z__Sk5QnYQ0

General and Interface

  • Gnome Cloud
  • Support for Apple Silicon (ARM) Macs
  • All panels that can be popped out, now have a fullscreen button
  • New Properties panels now incorporates project properties, image properties, user data, and viewing parameters
  • Nodes in the Tour Browser now highlight when the mouse hovers a node, hotspot, list view, and a map pin in the Tour Map
  • Hold the Shift key to limit movement of panorama along the horizontal or vertical axes in the Viewer.
  • Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Skins for VR are now located separately from Web Output skins. A skin for VR can be added in the Web Output properties under VR. The folder location of the VR skins can be changed in Pano2VR’s settings.
  • Customize autobackup intervals

Project

  • Create multilingual projects using the translation tools in the Project and Skin Editor
  • ★ Rich Text Editors added to all expandable text fields
  • Change the color of the Grid Lines in the Viewer
  • ★ Instead of adding more User Data fields, we added Project Properties. These come in the form of Custom Properties in User Data and Hotspots. These properties are defined as variables that can be called up in the Skin Editor. In the Skin Editor, there will be a table called, Project Properties that will hold all the variables created in the project.
  • ★ New placeholders: Hotspot ID $(hid) and Hotspot Skin ID $(hSid). So, now you can trigger an action based on a hotspot’s ID or based on a Skin-ID.
  • Add Project now includes custom maps and floor plans

Skin

https://vimeo.com/669774013
  • ★ Local Files added to the Code Element

  • ★ Logic Blocks now have an Additive Mode for multiple expressions in which every expression will be evaluated, and if true, its value will be added or subtracted to the default value of the element.

  • ★ Trigger: Sounds Permitted is used to show/hide a splash screen as it detects if a browser allows the auto-playback of sound

  • New placeholder $(start) to open the Start Node

  • ★ Clone Floor Plans, Hotspots, and Translations

  • ★ Accessibility: Tab index and ARIA labels, descriptions, details and role

  • Set Zoom action for Maps

  • Search in the Skin Editor.

  • Lazy Loading option added to all Image skin elements that saves bandwidth and prevents the image from loading the moment the tour opens

  • Trigger: Translations Count

  • Pinned elements, including the Web Element are found as targets in the Media Actions

  • Notes section added to the skin

  • Set Value action now supports a second parameter for external images for adding Alternative Text to an External Image Loader

  • ★ Action: Start Autoplay Media

  • Rename Modifier 1/tan (FoV) to Zoom

  • Show/Hide multiple elements in Canvas by selecting them in the Tree and clicking the eye icon

  • Add placeholders as values for number and string Triggers via the context menu in the table

  • Trigger: Margin From Edge for Point Hotspots to have the same distance from all edges

  • Regular Expressions in Hotspot Proxy ID

  • New option for Maps Element API choice: Auto to auto-detect the map type

  • Logic Block for Tab Index

  • Logic Block for CSS Classes

  • There is now an action to change the z-index of an element. Set Z-Index is found under the Position/Size action.

  • You can now change the width, radius, and colors of individual borders in the skin

  • Paging menus is now possible with the Cloner’s new options for direction: Single Row and Single Column. Additionally, a new option, Center in Parent, keeps the cloner centered.

  • New actions: Mute, Unmute, Toggle Mute

  • Skin elements that were placed outside of the canvas and are added to a new component will keep their position (rather than being placed at 0,0)

  • New action: Center Node centers the map around a specific node.

  • Fractional Zoom for maps using the Leaflet API

  • iPadOS is now detected using the Is Mobile trigger.

  • ★ New Logic Block Trigger: Has Sounds detects any background sound or pinned sound in a tour, or any pinned video that has volume and if it’s greater than 0, it will be true.

  • New Logic Block Trigger: Node Count will trigger based on the number nodes in a tour.

  • Elements in the Tree can be quickly brought to the center of the canvas to find elements faster in a skin with many elements.

  • Copy and paste Action Filters to other actions

  • New Logic Block Triggers: Hotspot Player X (%) and Hotspot Player Y (%). Available for hotspot templates and give you the ability to hide and show hotspots at specific locations (like the center).

  • Skin elements now have a Notes field. The notes will show as a tooltip when hovering over an element in the Tree.

  • Variables can now be renamed and cut and pasted. You can also find out how and where they are being used in the skin.

  • The Skin Editor’s Toolbar can now be hidden.

  • ★ Very useful is the new Find Warnings option in the Skin Editor. Open it in the Edit menu. You’ll also see a dialog that tells you if there are warnings when you close the skin.

  • Variables can now be used in the position and size actions.

  • Find and Replace in the skin.

  • ★ New skin element: PDF. You can now add PDFs to the skin using the skin element.

  • The playhead of the seekbar can now be sized.

  • Variables can be copy and pasted.

  • The Set Value action can now be used with the Seekbar. This will allow you to set the media ID of an element so the Seekbar can be used for multiple elements.

  • Components Toolbox now has more built-in categories and new tabs for icons and Lottie files.

  • Drag components and icons directly to the Components Toolbox.

  • New Action: Set Auto Rotate Filter will filter nodes for auto rotation.

  • Scrollbars added for clipped content in the External Image element

  • Variables in the Skin Editor can now use Logic Blocks.

  • External Files in the Skin Editor can now be rearranged.

  • New Logic Block Trigger: Browser Theme

  • A skin element’s position can now be set to 0,0 by double-clicking on the direction icons.

  • Rounded corners for everyone! The Container, Image, Button, SVG, External Image, and Node Image elements now have radius properties to get rounded corners.

  • ★ Support for Lottie animations in the Skin Editor.

  • To target more than one Polygon Hotspot, use regular expressions in Change Polygon Mode and Change Polygon Color actions.

  • Elements in the Skin Editor’s Tree can now be highlighted with colors.

  • New Action: Set Media Speed

  • Added a Description column to the table-based Cloner. This allows for addressing external images or even adding URLS.

  • Added more units of measure for the Inner Size of a Scroll Area.

  • ★ New skin element: Code Element for applying custom Javascript and CSS to the skin.

  • Images in the skin (Button, SVG) can now use icons from the Components Toolbox to replace icons.

  • Floating point numbers are now supported for skin variables, including variables added to the animation editor and custom properties.

  • Text in Text Boxes can now be vertically aligned.

  • New Logic Block Triggers to show and hide maps based on: Tour Has Map, Tour Has Floor Plan, Node on Floor Plan

  • Show the first map in the project as an option of Maps in Map Element.

  • New placeholder to display altitude in Feet: $(altf)

Pinned Elements

  • Point and Polygon hotspots now have expandable Text Fields for Title and Description
  • Pinned media now have movable handles for easier placement and all handles can be moved at once holding down Alt or Option.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for adding blurred patches
  • Copy Target lets you copy a specific target view to all tour node hotspots.
  • Gaussian Blur has been added as an option for the preview panorama.
  • ★ New Point Hotspot Type: PDF. One way to add PDFs is to drag PDF files into the Viewer with Point Hotspot mode turned on. The Skin-ID will automatically be set to ht_pdf.
  • Pinned Images can now stay hidden until they are clicked on. Available for Pop Out Normal and Pop Out 100% options. This is useful when you want to popout an image of a painting on the wall, but don’t want to necessarily pin the image over the painting.
  • You can now customize the colors for directional sound fields in the Viewer Settings
  • The video elements in the Viewer and Skin Editor now support time-indexed links from YouTube and Vimeo.
  • Pinned Videos now have Pop Back options for how the video behaves when popped back into place.
  • Pinned Web Element}}): Pin web content to the panorama, like a YouTube video or web pages
  • New Animation actions: Play/Restart Animation and Play/Resume Animation

Web Output

  • ★ Upload directly to the new Gnome Cloud!
  • Maps using Google Maps now support 1 finger interaction
  • The Integrated Web Server now sports a QR code for easy URL sharing.
  • Opt for a smooth hotspot motion in Web Output’s Advanced settings
  • Direct Node Access is now enabled by default in the HTML template settings
  • ★ The HTML5 Output is now called Web Output.
  • There is now a Zoom to Pan before effect for Transitions.
  • Easing functions added to logic block transitions and any action that has transitions available.
  • Background sound and all of its parameters can now be copied to all tour nodes for when direct node access is being used.
  • You can now choose to delete the output folder of the web output, but keep the tiles.
  • Horizon Tilt option added in the Autorotation settings which allows you to use the tilt specified in the Default View.
  • Autorotation created in the Animation Editor now has an option to randomize the clips in the chosen sequence.
  • Zooming with the mouse wheel or with pinch now defaults to centering the zoom at the mouse cursor or pinch position. There is a new option to change this default. This has also been added to the Javascript API.
  • ★ Live Update in Web Output: Turn Live Update on to have a project’s output automatically update. This applies to changes in the skin editor as well.

Animation

  • ★ Support for subtitles (SRT files) for video panoramas
  • Video output now exports as web optimized
  • Track point hotspots in video panoramas
  • Keyframes can now be inverted in the Animation Editor.
  • Video Panorama clip added to the Animation Editor which provides a way to add captions and animated point hotspots to the video panorama.
  • Invert keyframes for reverse playback

Tour Map

  • Maps can now be moved with 1 finger on touch devices
  • An active pin’s radar indicator now extends to the edge of the map in the Tour Map.
  • Limit how far one can move within a map with Set Map Limits. This helps prevent users from losing their spot in the map.
  • The color of the Tour Map’s radar can now be changed.
  • Nudge Map Pins in the Tour Map using cursor keys
  • ★ New automatic linking option: From Current Node which will link from the active node to all other nodes or all selected nodes.
  • Support for Multilayered Maps for Google, Mapbox and Custom maps.
  • A grid is now available in the Tour Map to help in the placement of map pins. Especially useful for building Street View tours.
  • Floor Plans that have PNG as their format now have an option for Crisp Edges.
  • Quickly remove links with Alt or Option while in Switch Node in Link Mode in the Tour Map.

API

  • added player functions for setVFov, setHFov, setDFov, and setFovMode
  • added a player function to address individual Polygon hotspots and turn on/off the hand cursor

Fixed

Issues fixed from version 6:

  • Move to View speed setting now has a visible difference from 0.1 and 0.01
  • Fixed: Transformation output can not make a vertical strip
  • Fixed: Menu category items go missing when the first item has scroll bars
  • Fixed: Panels not returning back to standard window arrangement with Alt-1
  • Altitude can now be displayed in Feet
  • Fixed: Pan value for the node image is different to that found in the user data
  • Fixed: No pinned video preview image is created with a new project file
  • Fixed: Changing PNG floor plan background Alpha causes visible borders in the Map Element
  • Fixed: Editing the output folder name caauses a slash to be added if the project is not saved
  • Fixed: Very slow loading of the map with cloned map pins with large projects.
  • Fixed: Element has wrong lock state in the skins tree
  • Fixed: The Seekbar was showing errors for mobile browsers.
  • Fixed: Changing leveling values doesn’t change the viewer
  • Fixed: Can’t Show Panels with Alt-Tab if Viewer Settings is hidden.
  • Fixed: Adding a size logic block to a text box breaks Auto Size
  • Fixed: The Change Element size value not changing
  • Fixed: Opening a skin element with children while it’s closed results in an empty tree
  • Fixed: Output Template directory opens the wrong location
  • Fixed: Border width is effecting the position of the text box inside a container
  • Fixed: Numbered logic block can not use the full stop/period
  • Fixed: Logic block resizing a text box still shows original size is still active and covers the panorama
  • Fixed: Default skin style sheet breaks line spacing
  • Fixed an issue with transitions of a position logic block
  • Fixed: Inconsistent units between scaling units and the logic block units
  • Fixed: All file input fields to use URL safe characters

Issues fixed from beta 6:

  • Fixed: Cardboard stare pointer not visible on iOS
  • Fixed: Skin Editor being sent behind Pano2VR the window
  • Fixed: Firefox memory leak with flat image and autorotate
  • Fixed: Hotspot Titles in Built-in Skins are blurry
  • Fixed: Button states do not show alt text
  • Fixed: Hotspot Titles missing from GGKPG output
  • Fixed: Cannot select multiple elements in List View with mouse
  • Fixed: Tour Node Polygon Hotspots using the last target when setting a new polygon
  • Fixed: Additive logic block changing the X & Y position setting of a child element.
  • Fixed: Pinned Images/Videos preview files and mask files missing in support package
  • Fixed: Wait for preview track option in transition is preventing a node change to a flat image

Last modified: May 16, 2024