Pano2VR 6.0 brings major updates to the Tour Map, Animation Editor and Viewer. You can now add floor plans to your project and correctly geolocate indoor nodes, control and animate skin elements with the Animation Editor, and view and interact with 360 video in the Viewer.
The Tour Map received, perhaps, the biggest update. It can now better assist in general tour building and with Google Street View tours with the addition of being able to add custom floor plans.
Floor plans, are maps of the interior of buildings where it is also likely that location data has not been recorded during a shoot. So, we added the ability to geolocate the floor plan to the tour map so that when a tour node is added to the floor plan, it will be given location data. This is especially helpful for those building tours for Google Street View and need accurate placement of nodes inside of buildings.
Floor plans that have been added to the Tour Maps, can also be used in the Skin Editor using the Map element.
In addition to the floor plans, map pins can now be moved in bulk.
The Animation Editor is now a panel and it, too, is more powerful. You can now connect skin elements to the animation. This lets you apply, for example, subtitles or text boxes that can appear and disappear at a defined time in the animation.
Previously, the animation editor only had the ability to create a single series of clips. Now, we can create sequences, which are a group of clips, in the same project. We can then, select a specific sequence to output as an animation or as auto rotation. This makes it much easier to create multiple versions of an animation without having to create multiple projects.
The Skin Editor got new features, too. The most notable feature would be the changes made to the Maps element. This is how you would add a map or floor plan overlay to your project. Previously, only a map could be added to the map element.
We’ve also added a way to change skins without having to open the Skin Editor - making it easier to adapt a skin to the current project using the Edit Skin Configuration button.
Finally, positioning in the Skin Editor has been completely reworked to better reflect the way positioning works in HTML5. This means that when you open older skins, you may find that the positioning measurements have changed. Don’t worry, it’s not broken; just, the numbers have changed.
The Viewer has been updated to be able to playback 360º video, making it much easier to work with the medium. Once the panoramic video has been added to the Viewer or Tour Browser, a transport control will appear in the Viewer.
- Improved gigapixel support with tiled multi-resolution
- Fast loading for tours with more than 10,000 nodes
- Custom Fly-in effect
- Custom map tiles
- Filtered actions
- Flash and QuickTime outputs no longer supported
Download the the latest version.
You can run version 6 alongside version 5. Just rename the application or add it to a different folder. Also, if you purchase a version 5 license now, you’ll receive version 6 free. If you purchased version 5 after January 1, 2017, you will receive a free upgrade to 6. Log in to your account to see what options are available to you.
If you ever get lost and/or curious, you can check out the documentation. You’ll also find the documentation within Pano2VR by going to the Help menu and choosing Help.