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Pano2VR 6.1 beta How to use? "Street View browser can connect nodes to external PhotoIDs/Tours"

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:34 pm
by 360° Immersion
In the release notes for Pano2VR 6.1 beta there is a mention of "Street View browser can connect nodes to external PhotoIDs/Tours". I've tried right clicking on an image in the Street View Browser and selecting "Add Link to External Panorama". This adds it to the column External Links under the Google Street View window.

Now what? What's the use of this feature? I was hoping that maybe it would allow us to include panoramas hosted on Google in a Pano2VR tour.

Re: Street View browser can connect nodes to external PhotoIDs/Tours

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:43 pm
by Hopki
Hi,
Yes it does but you need the tours in your Street View Browser.
You can open one project and while it is open select a node as you have done.
Then you need to click the Upload Project button.
This after a few hours it will add a link between the tours.
To make a return link you would open the other tour and do the same thing making a link back.
This works well, but it did take awhile before I saw the links.
Regards,
Hopki

Re: Pano2VR 6.1 beta How to use? "Street View browser can connect nodes to external PhotoIDs/Tours"

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:58 pm
by 360° Immersion
Thanks for the reply Hopki!

I'm still trying to figure out how these links work and what they actually accomplish. Could you describe a potential use case for this?

Re: Pano2VR 6.1 beta How to use? "Street View browser can connect nodes to external PhotoIDs/Tours"

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:18 pm
by Hopki
Hi,
As an example you could make a tour of a shopping centre.
Then each shop have its own tour.
You can then link from the shopping centre node the first node of the shop.

Keeping the projects separate is useful as you can then swop out tours as and when shops change.

How.
You have both tours in your street view browser or you have the project files on your system.
If you don't have the project files you can open a new project and download the tour to your desktop and save it.

So you should have both p2vr profiles.

Open the shopping centre tour, select the node that is outside of the shop you want to link too.
Open the street view browser and select the first node of the shop tour.
Right button click and select Link to external panorama.

The selected shopping centre node will now have a link to the first node of the shop tour.
To make a link from the shop to the shopping centre node you would open the shop tour and select the node that will link back to the shopping centre.
Then in the tour browser select the shopping centre node and right button click and select Link to external panorama.

Basically to have to make links both ways.
Regards,
Hopki