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Hotspot Editor (Pano2VR)

This is the documentation for Pano2VR 4. You can find the new documentation for Pano2VR 5 here.

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Pano2VR lets you easily create and add hotspots to your panorama. The hotspot editor is where you define the spot of interactivity and then you can modify the hotspot's actions in the skin editor using a hotspot template.

After loading an image into Pano2VR or opening an existing project you can get to the hotspot editor by choosing, Modify, from the Hotspots area in the Project Window.


Point and Polygon Hotspots[edit]

A point hotspot defines a point of interactivity within the panorama. A polygon hotspot defines a customizable, user defined area of interactivity.

The Hotspot Editor: Point & Polygon Hotspots


ID: The hotspot's identification.


Skin-ID: Use this ID to connect this hotspot to a hotspot template. For example, if there is a hotspot template called, wiki, and you would like a point hotspot to take that template's characteristics, you would enter, wiki, in this field.


Title: Add the title of the hotspot here. This title will be visible when the mouse pointer hovers over the hotspot.


URL: You can add a web URL or if you would like to open another panorama, place the file name of the panorama here. When the user clicks on the hotspot they will be directed to the site or image specified.

◊ NOTE: If using the Pro version, use the menu to choose which panorama to point to.
Enter URL.png


Target: Add a target to specify where to open the website (or panorama).

◊ NOTE: If using the Pro version, click the bullseye, Target button.png, to orient the opening view of the next panorama.
◊ TIP: You can also enter the Pan, Tilt, and Field of View information in this field. This will override the default view settings in viewing parameters. Enter the parameters separated by forward slashes (/): 324.0/-3.5/70.0.


Hotspot type

Hotspot.png: Click to add point hotspots. Double-click in the image to add and edit a hotspot.

Drawpolygon.png: Click to draw a polygon hotspot. To draw a hotspot, double-click within the image; single-click to start the shape, drag, click to add a point, and finally, double-click to finish the shape.


Node Marker Hints: If you're using Pano2VR pro and building a tour, you make use use the hotspot hints. The input images must be geotagged within the User Data User Data, then they will show up in their correct relative direction in each panorama in the tour. If you hover over the hotspot hints a popup will show you the panorama that it links to. Then, just double click activate the connection.

Hotspot popup.png

Alternately, you can create a connection for both directions between the panoramas simultaneously by dragging a panorama in from the Tour Browser to the hotspot editor. Hold down the Alt key and drop the panorama on the drop zone called, Auto Place Both Ways.


Area Hotspots[edit]

The area hotspot defines an area of interaction.

◊ NOTE: Area hotspots are not supported in HTML5.

The Hotspot Editor: Area Hotspots


Enable: Select this box to activate the area hotspots.


ID: The hotspot's unique identification.

Add area hotspot.png Click to add a new hotspot. A hotspot cannot be drawn until one is added (all Tools will be unavailable).
Delete hotspot.png Click to delete a hotspot.


Image: Choose which cube face to draw the hotspot. This option will show the available images when working with Cube faces.

◊ TIP: the image is a cross, deselect edit as cross in advanced


Title: Add the title of the hotspot here. This title will be visible when the mouse pointer hovers over the hotspot.


URL: Add a web URL or if you would like to open another panorama, place the file name of the panorama here. When the user clicks on the hotspot they will be directed to the site or image specified.

◊ NOTE: If using the Pro version, use the menu to choose which panorama to point to.
Choose url.png


Target: Add a target to specify where to open the website (or panorama).

◊ NOTE: If using the Pro version, click the bullseye, Target button.png, to orient the opening view of the next panorama.
◊ TIP: You can also enter the Pan, Tilt, and Field of View information in this field. This will override the default view settings in viewing parameters. Enter the parameters separated by forward slashes (/): 324.0/-3.5/70.0.


Zoom: Zoom in to the image for easier placement of the hotspot.


Tool: Use these tools to draw the hotspot area.

Pen
Pen.png
Use this to manually draw your hotspot area.
Rectangle
Rectangle.png
Use this to draw a rectangular hotspot area.
Rounded Rectangle
Rounded rectangle.png
Draw a rectangle with rounded edges for the hotspot area.
Ellipse
Ellipse.png
Use this tool to draw the hotspot as an ellipse.
Polygon
Polygon.png
Draw a polygon shape for the hotspot.
Erase
Erase.png
Use this tool to erase the hotspots. Then choose a shape tool to draw over the hotspot to be erased. The hotspot shape will then turn blue and the erasing shape will be red.

Hotspot List[edit]

The hotspot list shows all the hotspots that have been added to the image. Every field, except the Type column, is editable; just double-click to edit.


The Hotspot Editor: Hotspot List

Add area hotspot.png: Click to add a hotspot.

Delete hotspot.png: Click to delete a hotspot. First select the hotspot in the list (or multiple) and then click this button to delete.


See also[edit]

Adding Hotspots (Pano2VR)
Building a Tour (Pano2VR)