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    Default freeware QTVR setup

    I threw together an outline on how to use the free panotools in conjunction with the free panocube scripts to generate QTVRs. Thought I would post it here for others to try out. I originally picked this workflow up off of suggestions Jeff made on the forums a couple of years ago, but since I had unistalled the programs and lost them I thought I'd document a guide to make it easier.

    These instructions are specific to PC, the readme files that come with the programs explain the mac version as well. step 5 is specific to vray, but you can use the panotools to generate the image as well from any render at which this process would apply to all software.


    SETUP STEPS
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    1. Extract files to HD for panocube http://www.panoshow.com/panocube/PC00292.zip

    2. Extract files to HD for panotools http://www.all-in-one.ee/~dersch/PanoTools.zip

    3. Copy pano12.dll from panoTools folder, to \\windows\system folder

    4. Drag PTStitcher.exe from panoTools\Helpers onto Panocube.exe

    5. Render image from vray using spherical camera, over-ride FOV to 360, and image size 2x wide : 1x height

    6. Drag rendered image file onto panocube.exe The source image must reside in the same folder with panocube.exe when you drop it onto the .exe

    7. You can customize the output file by editing script.txt in the panocube folder.

    8. The output file will show up when completed in your panocube folder along with an html file which loads the QTVR. (the html option can be disabled in the script.txt)

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    extra note: Panolink available for $30 to create active hyperlinks between QTVRs http://www.panoshow.com/panolink/index.htm


    ..enjoy!
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    Default Re: freeware QTVR setup

    been itching to try this - thanks mate.

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    Default Re: freeware QTVR setup

    Hi hello I tried to use the pano cube program from your program and followed your steps till dragging the image then it seems to work. But it doesn't, I don't get any output and no errors. Is this also suppost to work for xp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray1618 View Post
    Is this also suppost to work for xp?
    Yes I've used it successfully XP, pro and mediaCenter

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianKitts View Post
    Yes I've used it successfully XP, pro and mediaCenter
    Thank you. I readed the readme now & found out that it's wrong to put the program on the desktop cuz of the path used spaces then

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    Default Re: freeware QTVR setup

    I know this is an old post, but I'd thought I'd give this a try.

    I'm using XP64, have a spherical JPG that is 5000x2500 pixels.

    It scans it and makes a single MOV file, but nothing I have opens it. QuickTime just sits there, thinking about it.

    I have all the files in my c:\PanoCube folder (no spaces in path or filename).

    Any ideas?
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    Default Re: freeware QTVR setup

    Well, I got it to work fine on my 32-bit OS

    So... there's that.

    Thanks for these tips!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandmanNinja View Post
    Well, I got it to work fine on my 32-bit OS
    Just did a bit of testing as I'm cranking out a few of these again, and you are correct. You can create and view on a 32bit machine without any problem. I can run the script on my 64bit machine to create the .mov file but you can not view it on a 64bit machine. (a file created on 64bit views fine on 32bit machine)

    So it looks like its a quicktime limitation for 64bit, I'll be doing some more looking in to this one as we are upgrading all of the machines in the company to 64bit.

    (three cheers for digging up old threads)

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    Default Re: freeware QTVR setup

    I use this - someone here put me on to it - and it works great! I use it with Firefox 2 and WinXP64

    Check out DevalVR:
    http://www.devalvr.com/paginas/productos/qtvr.html

    QTVR features supported
    These are the QTVR features supported by the last version of the viewer:
    - Preview images
    - Cylindrical panorama movies

    Cylindrical panorama example:
    http://www.devalvr.com/paginas/soporte/compass.html

    - Object movies
    Object movie example:
    www.devalvr.com/panos/objectmov.html

    - Cubic panorama movies
    Cubic panorama example:
    http://www.devalvr.com/paginas/galeria/dining_room.html

    - Tiled cubic panorama movies
    Tiled cubic panorama example:
    http://www.devalvr.com/paginas/soporte/joystick.html
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    Default Re: freeware QTVR setup

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianKitts View Post

    5. Render image from vray using spherical camera, over-ride FOV to 360, and image size 2x wide : 1x height
    Hello Brian, i was gonna try this "tutorial", but where is the spherical camera in vray ? because in the vray physical cams i only see Quadratic and Cubic distortion type.

    thanx
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