Droplets and Batch Processing (Pano2VR)
Droplets are a great way to output images in a batch from pre-defined settings. To learn more, watch the tutorial below:
A note for Linux users: Because Linux simply doesn't allow for Droplets, you'll need to use the Batch Processing Window to process multiple files.
Creating a Droplet
- Open Pano2VR and adjust your QuickTime, Flash, HTML5/CSS3, or Transformation settings. Add as many output formats as you will need.
- Add a meaningful file name, if you like, in the Output section of the output format. For example, you can name the files that are generated from a particular droplet by adding information about that output, like the quality of the outputted image (i.e. low, medium, high).
Note: $n in the file name field is a placeholder that will be replaced with the image's original name.
- Next, add User Data. The information added here will be the same across all images, like the Author and Copyright.
- Go to the file menu, in the menu bar and choose, Save as Droplet.
- In the window/sheet that appears, give the Droplet a name.
- Now choose what settings should pop up so you can change certain parameters accordingly. You might find the Save Values in Project Files useful for later editing. This will create a separate project file for each image.
- Choose Create. The droplet will show up on the Desktop.
Note: To make changes to the Droplet, simply double-click on the droplet and make your changes.
Using your Droplet
- Drag your images onto the Droplet.
Note:If you are using Windows and have a large amount of files to convert, you can drop the folder that contains these files onto the droplet. This will also avoid an issue in which the total length of all absolute file names cannot be greater than 1024 characters.
- If you chose to have anything popup (see step 5 above), make the necessary changes. For example, if you chose to have the Viewing Parameters pop up for each image, you can change the default view or change the viewing limits for each image. When you click, OK, Pano2VR will create the panorama and then bring up the settings for the next image.
- Check your panoramas. All generated files will be saved in the same folder as the original file(s) if you did not specify otherwise.
Using the Batch Processing Window
Follow steps 1-3 from the above topic, Creating a Droplet and then follow these steps:
- Go to the Tools menu and choose Show Batch Processing Window.
- Drop your files (or folder for Windows users) into the white empty area of the batch processing window.
- Select Viewing Parameters and User Data if you'd like these windows to pop up during creation. You can also choose to have generate a project file for each image. Choose Don't generate ouput if you wish to not output the files immediately.
- Choose Run. Pano2VR will go to work converting your images.