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Welcome to spv-dev

This is the developer's website for the SPi-V engine. This website contains documentation on how to use SPi-V, how to create content for it, etc. The website is also a means for fieldOfView to get feedback from content developers about the SPi-V engine features etc.

You can participate in the development of SPi-V by submitting comments to the information found on this website, but you will need to log in or create a new account. After registering, you can use the forum to make bug reports and feature requests.

SPi-V Dev quick start

For a quick guide on how to get the most out of the SPi-V dev website, have a look at the quick start guide.


Long posts on the front page may be truncated. Please look for 'read more' links at the bottom of frontpage posts, or you may not get the whole story.

Executable viewer 1.2

State of SPi-V 1.4

I had planned to release SPi-V 1.4 during the conference in Berkeley, but during the preparations for my sessions I found two show-stopping bugs. I did not want to release a buggy version, only to release 1.4.1 in a couple of days later, so I decided to delay SPi-V 1.4. Things are now back on track (after some additional delays of a personal matter), and if no new bugs are found I will finally release SPi-V 1.4 next week.

SPi-V 1.4 rc 1

SPi-V 1.4 beta 5

SPi-V 1.4 beta 4

Releasedate of SPi-V 1.4

Due to unforeseen busy-ness, SPi-V 1.4 got delayed. Sorry for the inconvenience.
SPi-V 1.4 will be launched at the International VR Photography Conference in Berkeley.

SPi-V 1.4 beta 3

SPi-V 1.4 beta 2

JATC 1.1.1

Helge over at panoclub.de has just released a new version of JATC, a free tour builder for SPi-V and PurePlayer. It's a great application to link scenes together, with support for floorplans.

Here are the main changes to version 1.1.1:

  • PurePlayerPro support
  • map/floorplan for PurePlayerPro output (thx to 3rw1n)
  • function for automatic hotspot calculation
  • support for cylindrical panos
  • gui control for map/floorplan. Toolbar (SPi-V), GUI.xml (PurePlayerPro)
  • generation of preview images and embedding in tour
  • autorun for SPi-V output

A note about the SPi-V 1.4 beta

I have just uploaded the first SPi-V 1.4 beta. I'm pretty excited about the release, as it is just the beginning of a whole new series of beta release with many exciting new possibilities.