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It's not only the beginners who don't understand what you're talking about much of the time!

Remember the word 'waffle'?

John
by john_willetts
Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:49 am
 
Forum: Panorama gallery / Galerie de panoramas
Topic: First Attempts... :)
Replies: 17
Views: 3593

Oh dear, the Old Warhorses are on the rampage again. Andrew, people yes. But in the right context. This shot was a seascape and the photographer, an incidental distraction. The Maldives shot: lovely composition - and it doesn't follow the rule. I think, though, had I been taking it, I would have use...
by john_willetts
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:48 am
 
Forum: Panorama gallery / Galerie de panoramas
Topic: First Attempts... :)
Replies: 17
Views: 3593

I wonder if words I'm using are confusing the issue. By still, in this context, I mean a 2D panoramic image on screen or printed and of course the Golden Rule can apply. By panorama, I mean a 360 image randomly moved by the viewer inside a virtual sphere. Here, I can't see how the Rule can apply bec...
by john_willetts
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:06 pm
 
Forum: Panorama gallery / Galerie de panoramas
Topic: First Attempts... :)
Replies: 17
Views: 3593

This is exactly the opposite to what I've just said in 'First attempt'.

It's a ghost city. Where are the people?

If it's a technical exercise - excellent.

If it's a marketing exercise, would you like to visit a town inhabited only by parked cars?

John
by john_willetts
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:38 am
 
Forum: Virtual tour gallery / Galerie de visites virtuelles
Topic: Big interactive City Tour with sound, different atmospheres, GigaPano
Replies: 28
Views: 11182

The question is, is it intended as a still or panorama? If it's a panorama, the Golden Rule can't apply. I think the photographer on the left gives the image time context resulting in a loss of atmosphere and distracts from very nice overall composition. At the end of the day it's a matter of person...
by john_willetts
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:29 am
 
Forum: Panorama gallery / Galerie de panoramas
Topic: First Attempts... :)
Replies: 17
Views: 3593

Yes, welcome. I like the Maldives best, it's a classic. One tiny point - and I'm sure others will disagree. The Scottish shot: remove the guy with the camera on the left and the group on the path. It would help the drama and isolation. People getting in the way of landscape panoramas are a damned nu...
by john_willetts
Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:48 am
 
Forum: Panorama gallery / Galerie de panoramas
Topic: First Attempts... :)
Replies: 17
Views: 3593

OK Andrew,

I think we've reached some sort of accord.

So long as every one appreciates that both programs have their good and bad points.

It's now up to both developers to get their software improved as quickly as they can and produce the market leader.

John
by john_willetts
Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:08 pm
 
Forum: Virtual tour gallery / Galerie de visites virtuelles
Topic: A Tour
Replies: 42
Views: 13339

Andrew, Red painted hotspots?:o:o: I noticed the same on one of the other pans you suggested I viewed. Come off it - methinks you doth protest too much. I can't believe you are so ossified. If you have an "interest" in either item of software, you should decare it (like Trausti has with Flashificato...
by john_willetts
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:42 pm
 
Forum: Virtual tour gallery / Galerie de visites virtuelles
Topic: A Tour
Replies: 42
Views: 13339

Andrew, the exampleshave to be admired, purely because of the sheer amount of hand-coding involved. And, looking at the documentation, you have to have a certain type of mind to get your head round it - compare with Pano2VR's Tutorials. Claus, no links only the pleasure of playing the Hallelujah Cho...
by john_willetts
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:21 am
 
Forum: Virtual tour gallery / Galerie de visites virtuelles
Topic: A Tour
Replies: 42
Views: 13339

http://www.j-a-willetts-esq.com/xmas09.html

I know some of you people thought it was over the top (particularly Klaus) so forget the content. This is a Pano2VR interface. Show something as complex in KRP.

John
by john_willetts
Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:05 pm
 
Forum: Virtual tour gallery / Galerie de visites virtuelles
Topic: A Tour
Replies: 42
Views: 13339

Thanks, Bo. It's a new one. Andrew thanks, the first link got a 404. The other two were lovely pans and the sound was perfect. However, the interface, though pretty wasn't particularly sophisticated. Can you - or anyone else, come up with anything matching PanoV2R? Or, is there any way of importing ...
by john_willetts
Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:30 pm
 
Forum: Virtual tour gallery / Galerie de visites virtuelles
Topic: A Tour
Replies: 42
Views: 13339

Andrew, In my book, a Virtual Walk is linear: A,B,C,D,E whereas a Virtual Tour is random: A,E,C .... I did try Trausti's first version of Flashificator shortly before I discovered Pano2VR. It works. From what I understand, Flashificator is still under development. I quite agree with Klaus' comments ...
by john_willetts
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:13 am
 
Forum: Virtual tour gallery / Galerie de visites virtuelles
Topic: A Tour
Replies: 42
Views: 13339

http://www.j-a-willetts-esq.com/ppsnowbridge.html This is the most recent. I'm not making excuses because I agree with everything you say, Klaus. The Nadirs might not be perfect, I'm not as good as you but at least you won't see the tripod - I'm spending these dark winter days redoing everything wi...
by john_willetts
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:10 pm
 
Forum: Virtual tour gallery / Galerie de visites virtuelles
Topic: A Tour
Replies: 42
Views: 13339

OK Hans, I see where you're coming from - I'm doing that already. Andrew, you can't be older than me - I don't have a problem with the Skin Editor so it must be a case of different mindsets. But following on, if it is possible to extract the Skin XMLs from V2R - could there be any way of translating...
by john_willetts
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:24 am
 
Forum: Panorama gallery / Galerie de panoramas
Topic: Little Planet Pano
Replies: 25
Views: 12105

Klaus, You really do have problems with your Nadirs, don't you. 1/. Viewers need tips - not necessarity masses of instructions. 2/. You don't have to have a battery of icons spread over the image. Take a look at any of my panos - discrete, with tips and can be slid out of the way - all done with Pan...
by john_willetts
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:31 am
 
Forum: Virtual tour gallery / Galerie de visites virtuelles
Topic: A Tour
Replies: 42
Views: 13339

Klaus,

What dedicated applications are you referring to?

And, as the only all-in-one solution I'm aware of (I could be wrong) is Pano2VR, what are, in your opinion, its limitations re the Skin Editor bearing in mind it's a GUI and does not involve the creation of an XML file?

John
by john_willetts
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:18 am
 
Forum: Panorama gallery / Galerie de panoramas
Topic: Little Planet Pano
Replies: 25
Views: 12105

Henrik is quite right. If you're serious, you need both.

With very few exceptions, HDR is a gimik - an excuse for lazy exposure and processing. It is turning photography into a technical, not creative exercise rather than, as I see it, a medium of communication.
by john_willetts
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:21 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: APG vs PTGUi
Replies: 6
Views: 4046

Skin Editor

So, Klaus - seems like a bit of 'creative' selling here.

You said: "You can edit the skins and you can create your own ones". You didn't mention that you couldn't do it from with the package - which you can do with Pano2VR.

John
by john_willetts
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:12 pm
 
Forum: Panorama gallery / Galerie de panoramas
Topic: Little Planet Pano
Replies: 25
Views: 12105

Very brave of you to post them.

Mini1 - foreground spectator faces - what went wrong? Not enough light I guess.

Wipper - nice colours, but the Nadir? Unforgivable. A bad example for Newbies.

John
by john_willetts
Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:17 pm
 
Forum: Virtual tour gallery / Galerie de visites virtuelles
Topic: showed it before but i worked them over:
Replies: 7
Views: 3323

Klaus,

Where is the skin editor?

John

PS

I only criticise the creative aspects which, surely, is as important as the technical side?
by john_willetts
Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:06 pm
 
Forum: Panorama gallery / Galerie de panoramas
Topic: Little Planet Pano
Replies: 25
Views: 12105

Don't know what's most boring - Gigapixel or HDR?

Where are the Parisiennes?
by john_willetts
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:43 pm
 
Forum: Announcements / Annonces
Topic: Paris 26 Gigapixels | A first video preview
Replies: 21
Views: 9347

Try NX2 - it can do wonders.

PS

Great atmosphere.
by john_willetts
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:38 pm
 
Forum: Panorama gallery / Galerie de panoramas
Topic: Lost and found, 2002 MachuPichu photos
Replies: 5
Views: 2075

Another KRpano shot - you can tell by the buttons.

It is a great effect, but only a gimmik.

Were there a Skin Editor, like PanoV2R, it (AT) would be worth buying. Until then, an individualised interface is more important.

John
by john_willetts
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:28 pm
 
Forum: Panorama gallery / Galerie de panoramas
Topic: Little Planet Pano
Replies: 25
Views: 12105

Wonderful atmosphere.

Forget PM. Correct exposure (spot meter on a grey card), D-Lighting and NX2 will turn it into great picture.

John
by john_willetts
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:19 am
 
Forum: Panorama gallery / Galerie de panoramas
Topic: Smoky Mountain Dawn
Replies: 10
Views: 3081

Is this a post apocalypse movie?

Where are the people?

John
by john_willetts
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:29 pm
 
Forum: Virtual tour gallery / Galerie de visites virtuelles
Topic: photoweblab.zenfolio.com/virtual_tours
Replies: 8
Views: 3111
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