Flash & QT VR

Hi I’ve got a test Flash QT VR file placed on the Freeway page:

http://pgt7.com/dan/

Now it I load this locally I can get the flash to fill the screen [rightmost
button] but when loaded across the internet it will not go full-screen.

Is this a limitation of Flash or of Freeway or the net?

I have the file created direct from the creator application and that also
will not go full screen:

http://pgt7.com/dan/Resources/_DAN2489%20Panorama.swf

I’ve tried this on the latest Safari and Firefox and FlashPlayer both Snow
Leopard and Leopard. Also tried Safari & Firefox on XP.

Best wishes Peter

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Hi Peter,
This isn’t a limitation of the browser but something missing in the
HTML.
Select the Flash movie in Freeway and select Extended from the Item
menu.
Click on the Embed tab and select New…
Enter the following:
Name: allowfullscreen
Value: true
and OK your way out of the nested dialogs.
Now when you publish the page the full screen button should work
again. Basically this gives the Flash player access to go full screen
on the host machine.
I hope this helps.
Regards,
Tim.

On 16 Sep 2009, at 13:54, Peter Tucker wrote:

Hi I’ve got a test Flash QT VR file placed on the Freeway page:

Index of /dan/

Now it I load this locally I can get the flash to fill the screen
[rightmost
button] but when loaded across the internet it will not go full-
screen.

Is this a limitation of Flash or of Freeway or the net?

I have the file created direct from the creator application and that
also
will not go full screen:

http://pgt7.com/dan/Resources/_DAN2489%20Panorama.swf

I’ve tried this on the latest Safari and Firefox and FlashPlayer
both Snow
Leopard and Leopard. Also tried Safari & Firefox on XP.

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on 16/09/2009 14:30, Tim Plumb at email@hidden wrote:

Hi Peter,
This isn’t a limitation of the browser but something missing in the
HTML.
Select the Flash movie in Freeway and select Extended from the Item
menu.
Click on the Embed tab and select New…
Enter the following:
Name: allowfullscreen
Value: true
and OK your way out of the nested dialogs.
Now when you publish the page the full screen button should work
again. Basically this gives the Flash player access to go full screen
on the host machine.
I hope this helps.
Regards,
Tim.

On 16 Sep 2009, at 13:54, Peter Tucker wrote:

Hi I’ve got a test Flash QT VR file placed on the Freeway page:

Index of /dan/

Now it I load this locally I can get the flash to fill the screen
[rightmost
button] but when loaded across the internet it will not go full-
screen.

Is this a limitation of Flash or of Freeway or the net?

I have the file created direct from the creator application and that
also
will not go full screen:

http://pgt7.com/dan/Resources/_DAN2489%20Panorama.swf

I’ve tried this on the latest Safari and Firefox and FlashPlayer
both Snow
Leopard and Leopard. Also tried Safari & Firefox on XP.

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Sometime around 16/9/09 (at 13:54 +0100) Peter Tucker said:

Hi I’ve got a test Flash QT VR file placed on the Freeway page:

http://pgt7.com/dan/

Nice: a very good job, well shot and well put together.

Glad you got the fullscreen trick sorted. Just a few comments, I hope
you don’t mind…

That’s a Flash VR image, not a QTVR (QuickTime VR) one - you know
what a PITA I am for terminology! :wink:

There are a few small stitching errors (for example left side of
sliding door, right edge of picture frame, ceiling lamp shade) but
these are definitely not serious at all. Personally, I’d probably fix
those in Photoshop rather than re-stitch the source.

What did you stitch with? PTGui, Stitcher, Autopano?

The auto-rotate is a bit fast, and a longer delay before it kicks in
might help. You’re now exploring that difficult issue of how to make
people realise this is an interactive image without making them get
motion-sickness or feel like they have no control. Or sit back and
‘watch the video’!

Keyboard zooming seems to be disabled. Any reason for that? It feels
distinctly odd not being able to zoom in or out with key controls.

If you take a section from the wall opposite the mirror and flip it
in Photoshop you can patch it into the mirror image and so avoid
having the camera and you in the reflection. [grin]

Nodal Ninja head, I presume?

Finally, at 3.5MB this is very large for something that defaults to
640x480px, even if it can be expanded to full screen display. What
cubeface size are you setting in Pano2VR, and what JPEG compression
level?

Feel free to take this into the Off Topic forum or off-list entirely
if you like. :slight_smile:

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on 16/09/2009 15:24, Keith Martin at email@hidden wrote:

Sometime around 16/9/09 (at 13:54 +0100) Peter Tucker said:

Hi I’ve got a test Flash QT VR file placed on the Freeway page:

http://pgt7.com/dan/

Nice: a very good job, well shot and well put together.

Thanks Keith, thanks for the back-slap, I thought it looked quite good too,
but then he’s my lad ;~}}
http://dantucker.co.uk

I’ll pass your comments on to him and I’m pretty sure you two might get into
some private conversation.

Glad you got the fullscreen trick sorted. Just a few comments, I hope
you don’t mind…

That’s a Flash VR image, not a QTVR (QuickTime VR) one - you know
what a PITA I am for terminology! :wink:

Yup, I knew it was a bit wrong, but wanted to get it sorted before I was
being hassled again tonight!

There are a few small stitching errors (for example left side of
sliding door, right edge of picture frame, ceiling lamp shade) but
these are definitely not serious at all. Personally, I’d probably fix
those in Photoshop rather than re-stitch the source.

What did you stitch with? PTGui, Stitcher, Autopano?

He was using PTGui, but he said last night he’d bought an extra app, but I
cannot remember what it was.

The auto-rotate is a bit fast, and a longer delay before it kicks in
might help. You’re now exploring that difficult issue of how to make
people realise this is an interactive image without making them get
motion-sickness or feel like they have no control. Or sit back and
‘watch the video’!

Keyboard zooming seems to be disabled. Any reason for that? It feels
distinctly odd not being able to zoom in or out with key controls.

If you take a section from the wall opposite the mirror and flip it
in Photoshop you can patch it into the mirror image and so avoid
having the camera and you in the reflection. [grin]

Nodal Ninja head, I presume?

No, Really right Stuff from CA: http://reallyrightstuff.com/index.html
And Nikon D700 + 14-24 2.8 VR, I shudder to think how much that pic cost to
do!

Finally, at 3.5MB this is very large for something that defaults to
640x480px, even if it can be expanded to full screen display. What
cubeface size are you setting in Pano2VR, and what JPEG compression
level?

Feel free to take this into the Off Topic forum or off-list entirely
if you like. :slight_smile:

BCC: Dan Tucker, Keith

Best wishes Peter

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