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Interactive 360 degree panorama viewers

To view the cylindric or spherical panorama in a way which you call an Interactive VR Panorama you need a viewer.

During the last years the fullscreen idea introduced by panoramas.dk has been adapted to many other viewers than Quicktime and with the introduction of Flash panorama viewers and the option for Fullscreen in Flash 9 you can now enjoy real fullscreen panoramas which covers all your screen.

General Links

ORGANISATIONS

IVRPA International VR Photography Association

IAPP International Association of Panoramic Photographers

TECHNICAL RESOURCES FROM APPLE

Viewers Examples and Tutorials
Quicktime VR

Quicktime is the original way to se VR Panoramas. It gives you optional quality with support on both platforms and also on older computers witth minimum Ram and slower speed.

Unfortunately Quicktime VR does not work properly on 64 bit Windows machines which is one of the main reasons why Quicktime as apanorama viewer is no longer used here at panoramas.dk and many other sites.

QTVR Movies do not need fast Videocards with large Ram

MACROMEDIA FLASH

Flash Panorama Viewers Is the latest way to see VR Panoramas.

Introduced with Flash 9 you can now see high quality panoramas in browser and with the option of opening the panorama in real fullscreen covering all your screen.

With Flash 10 the quality was optimized to what is equal to Quicktime VR.

There are today 4 main viewers

flash360.net - Flash Virtual tour Features
Pano2VR Flash Flash 9 - 10

Pano2VR is a converter that converts all types of panoramas to QTVR movies and to SWF flash panorama files.

It also supports making skins with thumbnails and toolbars included in the flash file.


FPP Flash panorama player Flash 9 - 10

Plays spherical (cropped, partial or full 180x360) panoramas including fullscreen. Sourcefiles Cubefaces, QTVR movies, and cropped spherical panoramas (note that cylindric panoramas should be converted to spherical projection.)

XML based interface which makes it possible to create Virtual Tours with almost any kind of interface and including popups with sound, maps, images, videos, flash animations etc.,

Additions like plugins for Google Maps are also available.

Flashificator is a gui for creating sites easy with FPP


FPP is the viewer used at panoramas.dk

Virtual Tour Atlantis Dubai Inauguration

Museum Tour - Danish Agricultural Museum


Flashpanoramas forum

KRpano Flash 9 - 10

KRPano is also based on XML and supports about the same features as the FPP viewer.

It also supports tiled Gigapixel Panoramas as spherical panoramas making it possible to view and zoom in on very ælarge panoramas even on a standard computer with out much memory.


360cities.net uses KRPano
Pure Player for Flash Flash 9

Needs flash 9

Flash panorama player for spherical panoramas also fullscreen

PURE STARTER TOOLKIT™
MACROMEDIA Schockwave
SPi-V

SPi-V* is fieldOfView's hardware accelerated panoramic viewing engine. The engine was build on a solid and extensible multimedia core provided by Macromedia's acclaimed Shockwave 3D.

Also available as a standalone viewer which can be used as a previewer during stitching.

DevalVR
DevalVR

DevalVR is a very small plugin (242kb) which can show QTVR Movies even in fullscreen .

It is also available as a standalone viewer.

JAVA Viewers
PTviewer

Is the Java viewer originally created by Helmut Dersch. It has been much improved during the last years by Fulvio Senore.

The link above leads to his site.

The original viewer in version 2.5 is til available here

Information at Panotools Wiki

PhotoVista
Pure Player

Is a new Java player from Immervision

Now also available as flash panorama player for spherical panoramas

The new PURE Player for Java viewer lets you load panoramic images onto a Website without having to install a plug-in. (Java is nessecary)

Display can be full-screen, regardless of resolution, and even for very large panorama image sizes. The display quality and the fluidity of control are perfectly maintained.

PURE STARTER TOOLKIT™

VRWAY Pure Player article with examples

OPEN GL
Cubic Navigator

CubicNavigator is a browser and slideshow presenter for VR panoramas. It can retrieve and display several panoramic formats from the web or your hard drive and display them using hardware accelerated Open GL.

PangeaVR

Plugin for Safari and Mozilla browsers. Displays QTVR movies and equirectangular images using Open GL

PangeaVR for iPhone
PanoPreviewer Plug-in for Photoshop

PanoPreviwer is a Photoshop plug-in for Mac OS X that allows you to almost instantly preview equirectangular images as VR panoramas.


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