Lightboxes that work with Pano2VR .swf files

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DJAurand
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I'm having an ongoing problem with a webmaster who is using a Lightbox that either doesn't support or is incorrectly setup for Full Screen Viewing of Pano2VR Flash .swf files

www.MCMEleganteAlbuquerque.com

I've found a Lightbox that the Full Screen Viewing works fine and would like to provide a couple others for him to look at as alternatives to the one he's using. Here's the one some one provided with a sample of it being use with a Pano2VR Falsh .swf file

www.nickstakenburg.com/projects/lightview/
www.lucapizzaroni.com/news/labels-project-ddc-new-york/

Anybody have any others?

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Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:08 pm

Hi Doug,

You can also use shadowbox. (for flash, quicktime and a number of other formats)
e.g.http://www.panoramic.at/bar-centrale-hall-tirol.html
under the equirectangular pictures there are three buttons, "FlashMovie800x600" and "QuickTime800x600" make use of shadowbox. ("QuicktimeVollbild" using simple code to force the quicktime-movie into fullscreen mode.) - Look at the source code in this html-document and into http://www.shadowbox-js.com/ to find out more about shadowbox and its use.

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Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:08 pm

He needs to open the .js and add a command to allow Flash fullscreen.

Look for something like this in the .js file:

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params:{wMode:'opaque', swLiveConnect:'false'}
And change it into:

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params:{wMode:'opaque', swLiveConnect:'false', allowFullScreen:'true'}
DJAurand
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Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:07 pm

Alois
Thanx for the sample and link to Shadowbox. That Pano2VR .swf image will be convincing

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I think we set "allowFullScreen:'true'" in a couple of places and it didn't solve the problem.

Anybody else know of another "lightbox" that the full screen viewing in a Pano2VR .swf file works? Preferable with a Pano2VR .swf file being displayed

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I took a look at the code being used using Source in MSIE 8 and noticed the parameter for fullscreen has a space after the comma on http://mcmelegantebeaumont.com/virtual_tour.php

'allowFullScreen', 'true',

while your suggestion has different punctuation and no space

allowFullScreen:'true'

Could this be the problem?

I'm not a webmaster at all, so forgive me if this is a silly question

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Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:19 pm

What exactly do you use Lightbox engine?
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Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:27 pm

Hello Doug.

I think that if instead of triggering the swf into the lightbox/shadowbox you trigger the full screen capable html that calls the swf...your problem should be solved.
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Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:36 pm

Need to use the engine that's just able run support html page in its framework window. You first make a html page with a SWF file and specify where write this params ('allowFullScreen', 'true') in HTML body, and then only after you open an HTML page via "anybox" engine...

I can here specify the params 'allowFullScreen', 'true' http://www.mmgfx.com/dialingallery/ ... but I just deleted syntax of size in Shadiwbox
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Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:40 pm

hum@no.id
The webmaster is using a lightbox called Facebox. I've posted the question to the Google Group for Facebox

anahum
Someone tried that but the different screen sizes & shapes caused problems like part of the image getting cropped

So far I've found two light boxes with examples of Pano2VR Flash files working so, I'm going to suggest them if the Facebox Group doesn't come up with a solution

These sets are the source for the lightbox on the first line and a sample of a Pano2VR .swf image working correcly on the second;

http://www.nickstakenburg.com/projects/lightview/
http://www.lucapizzaroni.com/news/label ... -new-york/

http://www.shadowbox-js.com/
http://www.panoramic.at/bar-centrale-hall-tirol.html

I'm hoping to find one more

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Moon
That's awesome

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Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:29 pm

Doug, here you have an example I created some time ago using Shadowbox --> http://demo.360panotours.com/sb/ . If you click "open green pano in shadowbox" and then you click the fullscreen button of the green pano....works!!

P.S.: I was not able to manage the size of the shadowbox. It will always try to use the full available size inside the panorama. If you know how to do it....the tip is welcome.
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Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:53 pm

anahum
Thanx again

The www.panoramic.at/bar-centrale-hall-tirol.html was perfect example
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DJAurand wrote:anahum
Thanx again

The http://www.panoramic.at/bar-centrale-hall-tirol.html was perfect example
Doug, yes, that is the standard use of shadowbox and works great. In my example, it is called from inside a panorarama (from the blue pano you call the green pano inside a shadowbox).
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Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:58 am

DJAurand wrote:I took a look at the code being used using Source in MSIE 8 and noticed the parameter for fullscreen has a space after the comma on http://mcmelegantebeaumont.com/virtual_tour.php
'allowFullScreen', 'true',
while your suggestion has different punctuation and no space
allowFullScreen:'true'
Could this be the problem?
I think both syntaxes are correct, they are just used in different context. I guess your problem is putting the parameter in the right spot. Anyway, as I pointed out in another topic, I use Milkbox (http://reghellin.com/milkbox/) and it can display Pano2VR panoramas without problems, fullscreen mode included.
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