Virtuel Rundtur wrote:
I can see you have spend a lot of time coding...
Is the tweening etc. 100% handcoded, or did you use some kind of editor?
And how is the Tokina lens? I am seriously considering to buy this lens to my Nikon D7100?
Well I use Text Wrangler and Komodo Edit as an XML editor if thats what you mean. Other than the basic PTP elements like the map in the bottom right corner, most of everything else was added 100% by hand. The fade in effect on load and all the elements moving in on load were created using delay calls. All of the rollover effects on the links to the top right are tweens along with the rollover effects on the signs on the bottom of the page. For the closing of the left sidebar I created a transparent png the same size as the "X" and assigned a tween acton when clicked. Here are the krpano tween types: http://krpano.com/docu/actions/#tweentypes
but realize they all do not work with PTP 1.8 and there are definitely even more that do not work on iOS.
I had several compatibility issues and tween errors with the ios version so I disabled iOS compatibility. I have tried using the krpano <device> xml element to build a version optimized for iPad and another one for iPhone but I have not been successful. Though I hate to do this, I am in the process of building an iPad and an iPhone version use an independent software, one other than PTP 1.8. I just takes a simple few lines of java script device detection code to redirect these devices to versions that are optimize specifically for those device. It does take a bit more time but for now I think it will be my best solution.
Here is a tour I built recently that is iOS compatible but I would not call this iOS optimized by any means. http://sunfunnelphotography.com/pano/minden-tc/virtualtour.html
As far a the Tokina...I absolutely love the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8. IMO it is second only to the Nikon 14-24mm. When i step up to the Nikon D800E I plan on buying the 14-24mm.
Here's a review Ken Rockwell wrote on the lens: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tokina/11-16mm-ii.htm
He claims it's sharper than any Nikon or Canon in its class...that is for DX crop cameras.
IMO this would be a perfect match up for your D7100
The lens is very sharp however this pano did not come out as sharp as I would have like because of the wind. It was shot -2, 0 , +2 and I used smart mask in Ptgui. I am testing a new technique but haven't created a tour using this method...yet: Create 3 panos -2, 0, +2. Run the 3 bracketed panos through Photomatix. Then run the product from Photomatix and the 0EV Pano through PS and paint in the area that moved in the bracketed shots..in this case the grass. This way your getting a really sharp pano, even on moving objects. This would also work on bracket shot with people moving.