a client recently asked to get a tour which runs like a movie - you start it and it automatically plays the complete tour.
ThatÂ´s most interresting for presentations on a congress, an exhibition and so.
IÂ´m sure there is a way to do it - and actually iÂ´m going to find a way to make it.
The client wants to show it on a big screen at a trade show.
There's a nice, low cost, program that does this sort of thing for panos created with Pano2VR:http://ww2.360panotours.com/
I've read that Flashificator - the GUI front-end for Flash Panorama Player - has some means of creating automatic tours.
I believe that Easypano's Tourweaver can create automatic tours too, and
I believe it can output to video.
And I'm sure one could hand-code such automatic tours for the krpano Flash Panorama Viewer; in fact, here's an example (not mine):http://www.vr360photo.eu/panos/piazze360/padova360.html
And if you fancy having a go then you may find some helpful hints here:http://krpano.com/forum/wbb/index.php?page=Thread&postID=19643&s=aa6812853cbd802c94a69b388684faf4ab4d8f64#post19643
I'd love similar functionality for/from Panotour.
I, and few others, have mentioned the possibility of automatic 'guided' tours before but there's not been much interest from many users nor from Kolor developers.http://www.autopano.net/forum/t9697-automatic-tourhttp://www.autopano.net/forum/t9490-touring-within-a-gigapixel-pano
Of course none of these solutions is producing video which seems to be what the original post was about, the conversion of a Flash VR to .mov video to post on YouTube.
This is something different altogether. And I can't see the point of it.
If you want video, shoot video - don't shoot, stitch, and render panoramas convert them to Flash virtual tours and THEN try and turn the result into video.
That way madness lies.