starting the tour with still image

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Jann Lipka
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:24 am

Just starting with v5 PRO - coming
from PanoTourPro
so some customers are used it is easy to make a simple start PNG image overlay to show up when the tour is loaded.
disapearing automatically after n seconds ( normally for me 6 seconds )

IN PTP it is a very easy steup ( part of start parameters )
I understand that skin editor is the way to go inPano2VR.

I was able to get my PNG " splashscreen " into used skineditor -
In Pano2VR - There is a minefield of variables
Source / acton / parameters / target that I guess I should fill .

That is compared to two checkboxes in PTP ( 1.choose startimage and 2.duration in seconds :-)
Yes I have been looking for answers in the forum - gave upp after 1 hour.

I would love to hear some suggestions.
thanks.
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Hopki
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:46 am

HI Jann,
Just draw a timer around it!
Open the attached skin.

You will see that I put a text box in the skin, then I selected the timer tool then clicked and dragged a timer around the text box.
This could have also been an image you put in the skin as well as any other skin element.
Then anchor the timer centre so it stays in the middle of the screen.

By default the timer is set for.

Change visibility. (You have many logic block options not just visible)
Timeout: 5 seconds (change this for the times you want the text to remain visible)
Type: Loaded (leave this so the timer starts when the pano is loaded)
Repeat: One time (leave this setting so it only happens once)


So to make the effect to say fade out, remove the logic block from visible. then adda the logic block to Alpha.
So Active = false Alpha: 0
Then under transition you can enable this and set how fast it fads out.
Of course you can add the logic block to the scaling, or position so it moves off screen, etc, etc. Depends how creative you want to get.

Other settings you can explore later is Player Inactive, this lets you make a welcome screen that will reappear after a time of no interaction.
But for speed, just grade a timer around it, job done.
Regards,
Hopki
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Jann Lipka
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:47 pm

OK - I got it to work but it was a lot of fiddling .
I have no idea what logic block is -
and changing visibilty to null was wrong - also the startscreen comes for 6 seconds for every panorama in a tour
( i just wanted that on start not every panorama )
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:00 pm

ahhhh, ok my bad..
Change Type Loaded to Init.
That should do it.
Regards,
Hopki
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