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APT v1.0 beta Properties

The Properties tabs regroup settings acting on the elements selected in the Central window. Some fields directly reflect the changes made via the graphical editing tools mentioned earlier in this documentation.

If no element is selected the settings inside the tabs are unavailable. When multiple elements are selected, the settings that are not common to all the selected elements are displayed in grey but can still be edited.


Project Properties

  • First Displayed Panorama: here you can choose the first panorama that will be displayed when opening the virtual tour.
  • Use auto rotation: the virtual tour will start rotating automatically when user interaction is idle.
  • Interface:
    • Insert panoramas list: add a drop down list for quick jump to any panorama included in the tour.
  • Export
    • Embed all data: if checked all the images used by the virtual tour are included in the output Flash® file, otherwise they are copied to a subfolder and loaded dynamically. Warning : if all the objects of the tour are embedded in the SWF file this one will start to become quite large and as it goes less and less compatible with web publishing; if you decide not to embed all data in the flash file, do not forget to publish the subfolder and its content for the tour to work properly.
    • Embed XML files: XML files generated while creating the virtual tour are made available for manual editing. Only available to users with a Krpano license.
    • HTML Template: the selected HTML template will be used to generate a web page including the final virtual tour. The template files listed here must be copied inside the “Templates/html/” directory found within the Autopano Tour folder. The $(SWF) pointer present in the template will be automatically replaced by the name of the generated Flash file.

  • Logo:
    • File: file containing the logo to be inserted (PNG, JPG, GIF, SWF).
    • Position: location of the logo on the tour display.
    • Link: link to open when clicking on the logo.



Panorama Properties

  • Name: name to be used inside the virtual tour (in the quick jump drop down box).
  • Pictures parameters: selection of the quality of the images included in the final output.
    • Size depending on the type of the selected panorama, this setting can refer to two different concepts:
      • Cube Face Size: the size of the images used to build a cubicle 3D panorama when using a 360 degrees source panorama.
      • Partial Panorama Width: width of the image used to build a 3D spherical panorama when using a partial source panorama (the height is automatically computed using the original image ratio).
      • Compute Optimal Size: automatically computes the best size based on the resolution of the source. The maximum output size is however limited:
        • Cube Face Size: 1024 pixels without Krpano license and 5000 pixels with Krpano license.
        • Partial Panorama Width: 3072 pixels without Krpano license, 200 000 000 pixels with Krpano license.
    • Preview Width: width of the preview used before creating the final 3D output (the height is automatically computed using the original image ratio).
    • Jpeg Quality: Jpeg compression level to be used (from 0 to 12).
    • Nadir Patch: image to be inserted on the nadir to conceal the panorama’s imperfections (to hide the tripod for example).
      • Scale: size of image to be inserted on the nadir, expressed as a percentage of the size of the cube’s face.

  • Filed of view: lets you set the angular coverage of the panorama. If the panorama was generated using Autopano Giga or Autopano Pro in a output format supporting Exif data (tif or jpg) then this field will automatically be populated.
    • Horizontal: horizontal fov, in degrees.
    • Vertical: vertical fov, in degrees.
    • Vertical offset: vertical location of the panorama’s center, expressed in degrees.
  • Camera parameters: defines the navigation rules within the 3D panorama.
    • Fov: field of view of the initial view in degrees.
    • Yaw: horizontal position of the initial view in degrees.
    • Pitch: vertical position of the initial view in degrees.
    • Min: minimal field of view authorized when navigating the panorama - this is the max. value of zoom-in.
    • Max: maximal field of view authorized when navigating the panorama - this is the max. value of zoom-out.


Hotspot Properties

  • Link:
    • Panorama: using the hotspot will load the selected panorama included in the project.
      • Transition
        • Zoom in hotspot: the camera zoom towards the center of the hotspot before displaying the linked panorama.
        • Yaw, Pitch, Fov: entering fov inside the new panorama before moving the camera to the default point of view.
    • Url: used to link the hotspot to a web page to be loaded (do not forget the http://).
    • Html: this setting allows you to display an html page within the Flash player, on top of the panorama. The HTML code for the page must be very minimalist. The list of the HTML tags handled by the Flash player is available on the following web-page: http://livedocs.adobe.com/flash/9.0/ActionScriptLangRefV3/flash/text/TextField.html#htmlText. The link entered must be relative to the location of the SWF file.
    • Object: a graphical object (PNG, JPG, GIF, SWF) to be displayed when clicking on the hotspot.
      • Position: display location of the object or html page.
      • width, height: display size expressed in pixel of the object or html page. If left blank, the default size will be the object’s size or half the size of the virtual tour for a simplified html page.
  • Display:
    • Color: pick the color and transparency used to highlight the surface of a polygonal hotspot when passing the mouse pointer over the hotspot.
    • Visible on over only: check/uncheck to choose if the hotspot is visible only on mouse over or all the time.
    • Object: a graphical object (PNG, JPG, GIF, SWF) to be displayed at a point hotspot’s location.
    • Tooltip: text to be displayed when moving the mouse pointer over a hotspot.