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Creating an initial screen for a virtual tour

Post by dayve2011 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:45 am

Hi there,

I've just managed to make my first virtual tour! It consists of eight or so separate panos, linked with hotspots. I'd like to create an opening screen, so people can navigate from there, through the rest of the VT. Can anyone help me or let me know if it is possible with Pano2VR?

Many thanks,
Dayve

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Re: Creating an initial screen for a virtual tour

Post by Hopki » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:35 am

Hi
Are you talking about a splash screen with with instructions?
Or a screen people will come back to, like a map?
Please provide more information, so we can help.
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Hopki

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Re: Creating an initial screen for a virtual tour

Post by dayve2011 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:23 am

Hi Hopki,

I guess I'm after an initial splash screen (with instructions), showing an intro image - not a pano - (the VT is of a house, so the image would be the front of the house). Along the bottom of this image would be small thumbnail images of the various rooms, so that the viewer could click on one to take them to that room.

Once into the VT, each pano would have these same thumbnails in a band along the bottom, so the viewer could visit any room from any pano. A link back to the splash screen would also be needed.

I hope that's possible in Pano2VR and that it's easy to do (very new to this!)

Many thanks,
Dayve

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Re: Creating an initial screen for a virtual tour

Post by Hopki » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:31 pm

Hi
Probably the easiest way to do this is is to have your splash screen, be it an image or made up from the skin editors tools.
Have it show and then on click Hide self.

You can then have a button with the actions mouse click toggle visibility "splash screen"

That should do it.
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Re: Creating an initial screen for a virtual tour

Post by dayve2011 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:22 pm

Hi Hopki,

That sounds about right. Not sure how to go about it though. Are there any videos on the subject?

Cheers,
Dayve

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Re: Creating an initial screen for a virtual tour

Post by Hopki » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:28 pm

Hi
In the zip you will fin two ggsk skin files, one will display the splash screen after loaded.
the other while it is loading.

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Re: Creating an initial screen for a virtual tour

Post by stalwart » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:36 pm

hi Martin,

nice solution! I've modded this recent job to incorporate both help & map with screen tint behind:

http://www.360imagery.co.uk/virtualtour ... plin_house

only issue I've found is the initial load help screen can be closed by clicking on the graphic, not just the close button - and whilst this isn't a problem, it doesn't remove the tint.....

looks nice tho'!

How was Portugal Mr Gnome?

Stu

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Re: Creating an initial screen for a virtual tour

Post by dayve2011 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:42 pm

Hi Hopki,

Many thanks for that. I'll have a look to see if I can't work out how it's done as I'll need to place one of my own pic there.

Best wishes,
Dayve

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Re: Creating an initial screen for a virtual tour

Post by Hopki » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:52 pm

@Stu
Humm, looks as if you have the hide action in the help.
If you remove it and just put in in the close button along with hide screen tint that should fix it.
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Re: Creating an initial screen for a virtual tour

Post by Hopki » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:01 pm

@ Dayve
Open either of the skins then move the close button so it is in the root of the file tree, then you can delete my help box.
Place your own image in the skin window, centre it, anchor it centre, then change its ID to help.
Now drag the close button in the help image in the skin window, then in the file tree, drag the button_close on top of the help image which will make it a child of it.

In the settings of your help image set its Alpha to 0.000

In your help image give it the Source and Actions:

Loaded => Change Element Alpha => Alpha: 1 => Target $self
Loaded => Change Element Alpha => Alpha: 1 => Target screen_tint

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Hopki

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Re: Creating an initial screen for a virtual tour

Post by dayve2011 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:26 pm

Thanks again Hopki.

Best wishes,
Dayve

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Re: Creating an initial screen for a virtual tour

Post by stalwart » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:24 pm

Hopki wrote:@Stu
Humm, looks as if you have the hide action in the help.
If you remove it and just put in in the close button along with hide screen tint that should fix it.
Regards
Hopki
fixed it - thanks Martin:

http://www.360imagery.co.uk/virtualtour ... age_house/

Stu

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