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Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:23 pm

This nonprofit organization contacted us a week ago and asked if we could create virtual tour to be integrated into this website.

Background.
This is the Western Cowboy's approach to Hollywood's Hall of Fame. Brass plaques are inlaid into the Fort Worth Stockyards side walks. For example you will find a plaque for Roy Rogers and Red Steagall along with other prominent people who helped build our Cowboy heritage. If you have speakers you might turn the volume down... Willy Nelson plays loud and clear.

http://www.360texas.com/virtualtour/tex ... change.htm

Criteria is simple: large aerial maps. Clickable links to popup single popups for the brass plaques (116 of them installed... 600 more to go). 10 panoramas. Page theme is to be like the main site.

We created a small map page with 2 sample popup flash panoramas and 1 point of interest popup. Sort of shows how the virtual tour is to be implemented.

Aerial maps are free from our Central North Texas Council of Governments. I think Google gets their maps from CNTCOG. The map's width is framed for 1024 x 768 monitors.

All the artwork was provided by our possible client.

What does not work. The small menu in the page upper right corner of the page.

What does work - 2 Popup panoramas, and 1 point of interest link.

The panoramas are Canon 5d Sigma 8 f4, 4 shot RAW, converted to TIF's and stitched with PTgui 3.0.8 6000 x 3000 using PTgui, TIF, LZW compression. Lanscoz interpolator and Ptgui blender with PTgui (panotools). 8 bit image. Final stitch TIF image was around 50mb. A no compressed TIF was about 97mb

Pano2qtvr - I tried cubing the image so I could insert the tripod cap. Apparantly Pano2qtvr did not like the LZW compressed TIF. So resaved it to a BMP file and completed the tripod cap and converted the cube faces back to a sphere. Note.. this new file was 5998 x 2499 and not 6000 x 2500.

Pano2qtvr Flash - I finally got these 50mb files Flash conversion down to 1.24mb.

Results:
SETTINGS TAB
Cube face Optimal 626 for FOV 84, 70, 60
Subdivisions 5x5
Quality 45
Window 700 x 437 (don't ask.. I don't know why I selected these)
Enabled: Preview track, grayscale, Protection, Optimization, Quality LOW for motion, Static MAX
Gamma 1
Interpolator Spline36


FLASH TAB
1 large BMP file,
Frame rate default of 50 frames per second FPS,
Quality 9
SELECT Auto decrease when moving and dynamic stage rendering quality and Scaling with Stage.
Interaction : default slider position Movement MASS simulations
Autorotate Delay 5 s
Speed 1
No Controller file

FLASH PRELOADER TAB
Preloader Enabled
BAR AND TEXT default

Preload 350 x 200 pixel Splash image CENTER

Issues:

When paning around I sometimes see the cube face edges blink on/off.. they are small white trace lines. I have seen edge traces before with some other software so I think these thin white lines are cube face joins. I do not observe these edge lines when viewing the panoramas at full screen.

IE 6 with original Virtual Machine my browser hangs after viewing panoramas. I am using standard 'HELPERS' and the IE 6 EOLAS p2q_embed_object.js as created with Pano2qtvr Version 1.5.0Beta9.

We should learn if we got the contract by 9 January. Client must obtain funding approval before award.

Constructive feedback comments here in the forum are most welcome. This is a work in progress and not a final design. We are focusing on FLASH only panoramas.

http://www.360texas.com/virtualtour/tex ... change.htm
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Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:48 am

Dave, I hope you won the contract, the panos are crisp and clear, love the pano head plaque's, very handy!
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Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:04 pm

Yes, we now have a contract in place.

The panoramas are only place holders for the final image set. Today it is 32f° ( 0°c ) and cold rain. Can't wait for spring to come.. next week.

The tripod cap is an actual bronze placque embedded in the sidewalk. There are 116 (yellow stars) of these in the ground as we speak.

Thanks for looking
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Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:18 am

Congratulation, always nice to have work lined up!
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Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:47 pm

Well it has taken some time.. but I think we are finally finished. The Flash panoramas are clickable popup red/white stars. Yellow stars are clickable popup points of information.

At the last minute, the client asked us if we would take a panorama of the Fort Worth Herd in their native habitate. It was a challenge because the Herd is really a Herd of Longhorn cows. Their long horns measured any where from 24" (70cm) to 48" (1.5 meters) tip to tip. The Kristen is a young lady "Trail Boss" and she helped us get as close to the cattle as we could with out disturbing them. Each cow seemed to have its own 'Comfort' zone. If we got too close for their comfort they would walk farther away. Kristin said this was the first panorama ever taken of their semi wild Texas Long Horn cows. On the Exchange Ave aerial map.. click the UPPER RIGHT red/white Star.

The clients products are: The bronze circle placques in the sidewalks.

The client is reviewing the mini demo site until 22 February. There are 3 pages, Exchange Ave, Rodeo Plaza, and the Home page.

Here is Exchange Ave:

http://www.360texas.com/virtualtour/tex ... change.htm
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Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:02 pm

Thats a whole heap of work, very nice!

It would be good to have some sort of 'visited' state on your stars.

Your window.open code has the same window name for yellow and red stars, so if you open a yellow star, then open a red pano star without closing the popup, it loads in the same window (and you can't see the pano). This also happens the other way round too. All you need to do is change the name "win" in one of your 'open_window' functions to something else and it will open a seperate window for each size.
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Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:53 pm

Returned from Mexico last night.

hmm had not thought about it like that.. Yes, I tested and got the same results.. a window inside first window space. I understand now.

Red Stars window

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function open_window(url) {
mywin = window.open(url,"win",'toolbar=0,location=0,directories=0,status=yes,menubar=0,scrollbars=0,resizable=0,width=875,height=505,top=120,left=5')
And the Image map mouse over click popup is

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"javascript:open_window('exwpano2.htm')" shape="rect" coords="92, 259, 116, 280" title="exw2" alt="exw2" 

Yellow Stars window is named open_window1

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function open_window1(url) {
mywin = window.open(url,"win",'toolbar=0,location=0,directories=0,status=yes,menubar=0,scrollbars=1,resizable=0,width=270,height=600,top=30,left=5')

And the Image map mouse over click popup is

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javascript:open_window1('markers/daviswilliam.htm')" shape="rect" coords="674, 264, 686, 279" title="William Davis" alt="William Davis"
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