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Pano2VR Tutorials

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

Below is a list of numerous video tutorials intended to help you get the most out of Pano2VR.

All tutorials are recorded on MacOSX but the functions work the same way on Windows and Linux. Only the interface looks a little bit different.

The Basics[edit]

Getting Started
We cover adding hotspots and patches and leveling a Theta image in Pano2VR. For Pano2VR Pro, we create a simple tour using the Automatic Linking feature.
Partial Panoramas
Legacy tutorial.
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A detailed explanation of how to export partial (cylindrical) panoramas to QuickTime, Flash, and image formats.
Viewing Parameters
Legacy tutorial.
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Modifying the viewing parameters lets you set where, within the image, the movie will begin.
User Data
Legacy tutorial.
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Adding meta-data to your panoramas.
Legacy tutorial.
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Learn the basics of adding hotspots to your panoramas.
Building a Tour
Legacy tutorial.
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Building a tour with Pano2VR 4.0 pro.

Skin Editor[edit]

Legacy tutorial.
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This is a short introduction to the series of smaller tutorials that will introduce you to the Skin Editor found in both Pano2VR and Object2VR.
Introduction to the Interface
Legacy tutorial.
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The interface has three main parts: the Tree, Editor and Properties. The tree is your browser and organizer for elements, the editor is your workspace or canvas, and the properties is where you edit the elements.
The Tree
Legacy tutorial.
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The tree is where the skin elements are organized and layered.
The Editor
Legacy tutorial.
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Here you can change the attributes, and actions and convert images to buttons.
The Properties
Legacy tutorial.
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Here you can change the attributes, and actions and convert images to buttons.
The Toolbar and Menu bar
Legacy tutorial.
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The toolbar hold all the available tools for creating your skin. The menu bar includes some features not found anywhere else, like showing guides.
The Basic Workflow
Legacy tutorial.
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The skin editor is a powerful tool and there are many ways to work and create within it. The following tutorials will show you the basic workflows for editing and creating skins.
Edit an Existing Skin
Legacy tutorial.
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The most basic workflow is to simply choose a default skin from the list in both the Flash and HTML5 outputs and to edit it to your needs.
Add a Clickable Logo
Legacy tutorial.
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For some projects, only a simple logo or simple interactive image is needed. In this tutorial we add a logo and link it to a website.
Create a Custom Controller
Legacy tutorial.
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On-screen controls let the user move the panorama or object movie with out clicking within the image. A controller can be complex or simple, depending on the project’s needs. In this tutorial we’ll build a simple one from scratch.
Build a Simple Loading Bar
Legacy tutorial.
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Loading bars are a way to let the user know that the panorama or object is loading.
Add Sounds to Buttons
Legacy tutorial.
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In this tutorial, we add sounds to buttons to help give user feedback to the controller.


Basic Flash Export
Legacy tutorial.
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Learn the basic settings for creating a panorama in Flash format.
Advanced Flash Export
Legacy tutorial.
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Learn the more advanced settings for creating a panorama in Flash format.
Multiresolution Basics
Legacy tutorial.
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This tutorial will introduce you to the basic settings of the multiresolution feature. (Pano2VR 3.0)
Multiresolution Advanced
Legacy tutorial.
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A detailed explanation of the advanced settings of the multiresolution feature. (Pano2VR 3.0)
HTML5 Export
Legacy tutorial.
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This tutorial is a quick introduction on exporting HTML5 projects. (Pano2VR 3.0)
Creating a QTVR
Legacy tutorial.
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A detailed explanation of the parameters for outputting a QuickTime movie.
HTML Templates
Legacy tutorial.
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Learn how to customize and create HTML templates.

Media Editor[edit]

Pano2VR 4

Media Editor
Legacy tutorial.
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The media editor is where video, images and audio clips can be pinned to the panorama and this tutorial will show you how it's done.
Pin and Align Video
Legacy tutorial.
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Sometimes it's the small details. In this tutorial, we show you how to pin and align video within the panorama using the tools you already have.

Additional Features[edit]

Droplets & Batch Processing
Legacy tutorial.
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Droplets let you convert a batch of images from pre-defined settings. Learn how to create them.
Patch Tool
Legacy tutorial.
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The patch tool lets you extract and modify only a section of the image. Learn how to use it.
Flat Interactive Images
Legacy tutorial.
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A detailed explanation of how to export flat interactive images to Flash & QuickTime.
Panoramic Video with Pano2VR
Legacy tutorial.
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Creating a 360º video with Pano2VR.

External Tutorials[edit]