Ma Trekker wrote:
Mediavets gave very good answers to your questions (I've just finished to read them).
As you and most of us, I started with no knowledge at all of xml coding and a real and absolute lack of knowledge about the way it could be done. We started some years ago with Panoguy and Easypano, then upgraded to DevalVR. Then we tried Flashpanorama and Krpano. I hesitated for some time, but rapidly came to Krpano, as it appeared to be the best way to do what I wanted to do.
If you are using autopanotour, it's not far from Krpano. Much easier (no knowledge of xml required) and much quicker. But if you want to do something elaborated and personalised, I recommend Krpano.
As Mediavets said, you have to buy a license (the complete license is better as you can add rather heavy tours), download the files on your computer and start to examine the "examples". A the same time, go to the "help" that you will find in the "tools, examples, documentation and plugin" headings of the website http://www.krpano.com
You'll have to immerge into this particular world, but I can reassure you, I started from "nothing" and I'm not especially clever. So, if you are really interested, you will achieve your goal.
As far as this example is concerned, it's fully made with Krpano 8, but I added some "outside elements" as html tables, rows, flash animations, pictures, drawings and slideshows. I started as if I was creating an html page and inserted our visits at the end in the middle of the table.
You can ignore the tables and use css layers, the result will be the same. There are several ways to do, that's why it's interesting.
See our latest visit, it's about the inside of an Abbey (Abbaye d'Hautecombe in Savoy). I added a small radio with 4 songs (+ control of volume, possibility to listen to another song, to come back to the previous sound...)
Here's the link :http://www.visites-interactives.eu/fr/visite-abbaye/index.html
See you soon,
It's very kind of you and mediavets, I'm very lucky here and met you two as I'm just the beginner here.
As I'm an Art Director, your work impressed me a lot, the quality of the images and the graphics as well. Many people can shoot panorama images and virtual tours, but not many I've seen could make the virtual tours as decent as your work. It's more than techniques, it's the sense of art and design.
It's great to hear that you began like me like a white paper without knowing anything, your words gave me strength ha ha ha ha.
I wish you can share more with me and everyone here with your experience, so we can all learn from each other.
I will buy the krpano license soon and give it a try and will post my work here later once I feel comfortable with it, and I think I may face more and more problems later such as you said the "outside elements" like HTML table and more, wish you and everyone here can share more and teach me.
Here in China, Virtual Tours are not common, so I may impress my friends ha ha.
Once again, it's my pleasure to make friends with you and mediavets!!
all the best,