Don't get me wrong, I own an iPhone and I will use the latest release of Pano2VR to create tours for it. I'm not totally anti iDud products, but these are NOT mainstream and not what many would prioritise in their wants from Pano2VR as "tour" software. People are so disappointed in the lack of requests being met for what are the "simple" things by developers.
I do agree on that one. Plus, inevitably there will be iPad like line of products with Flash support, being the key selling point against iPad.
Have you seen the Motorola tag line, as fire back to Apple? http://android-apps.com/articles/motoro ... -a-jacket/
Same thing will happen with iPad...all the new products will come with everything iPad doesn't and use it against it. In the same time, our Flash panoramas will be safe
By now we should at the very least have input boxes for images and Flash items/objects instead of the backward cheating of code via userdata/html code snippets in Pano2VR. I'm sure it's on a "wish list" and possibly going to happen - the question is when?
Again, agree. Macromedia, then Adobe, was and is great in that regard. We needed a feature, it wasn't there, we found work around and with the next release the work around became a built in feature. Simply by popular demand. The "extras" to display are in fact quite crucial, I can't seem to get single project done without it. Recently we did pano for a hotel, where every room had 3 to 5 photos to show extras, each in huge variety of sizes and orientations. Hence to accommodate, I had to create very large text box, which would result with the smaller images, being off the screen center. I would imagine this would be one of the priorities but I guess I was wrong. Amazingly tho, PTGui new beta now support export to SWF/HTML5 etc... so I won't be surprise if soon, it will have more features, making Pano2VR not very necessary.
I also couldn't agree with you more on the price. I know about Pano2VR from a guy who has been using it for very long. Then I pass the word around when my friends were getting into Pano. And yet, the longest supporting users are paying the most
Many of them did in fact make the application what it is today by their support throughout all these years. Should be one price for an upgrade to all, and free one for recent customers, just like any other company does it.
I like Pano2Vr, don't think I'm here inciting hate against it. In fact, many of us meet on other forums and we do defend its shortcoming against tools like Flashificator, which had much more comprehensive list of features, for fairly long amount of time. I do find many of them too gimmicky but nevertheless, many users would like to have the option to use it. I to understand the reason for some features to be left behind. Flash was always CPU intensive especially Alpha operations taking big part of the screen, hence the Cross Scene Fade between two panoramas could be really slow while running on high resolutions. But then again, the machines are getting better and better, and flash player more refine with each release.
For now, I won't upgrade. I keep an eye on Flashificator. Instead of sanding 20Euro, must why I add 30 and get much longer list of options, because from what I see now, Pano2VR can't provide basic features, which seem more and more in demand by my clients. It's not going to be much of personal choice but business decision. If I can offer more than the next guy, I'm in business, simple as that