- Reimplemented FPS adaptive texture scaling.
SPi-V would sometimes start scaling down images too far, after switching to another scene
- implemented wildcard processing of action targets
There's now a dedicated viewer to explore panoramas posted on the Flickr service: http://www.fieldofview.com/flickr
REALVIZ and fieldOfView jointly announce the immediate availability of updated versions of VTour and SPi-V 3d.
VTour uses image based modeling techniques to create 3d models from panoramic images. VTour exports scenes as linear animation, or as a interactive experience using SPi-V 3d.
The SPi-V 3d viewer extends the SPi-V engine to display the 3d scenes generated by VTour. The extension was developed specifically for the VTour application in close cooperation with REALVIZ.
- SPi-V.ini to set options for the viewer
- Setting background color
- Open in fullscreen
- Remember last window size (including fullscreen)
- Optionally open a specific file when opening the viewer
This last option lets you make a 'doubleclickable' application that opens your specific tour, instead of having to resort to a batch file or shortcut.
- The executable viewers can now load the tour XML file and bitmap images from a Director cast file.
- First make sure your tour is working as separate files
- In Director, create an empty cast
- Put the XML in a text member
- Import your images to the same cast
- Replace all references to the files imported to the name of the castmembers, prefixed with an '#' (eg: '#mypanorama')
- Save the cast, and open it in the viewer as if it were an image.
You need a copy of Director to use this feature.
- ramps would not properly interupt when dragging
- improved setproperty for _camera
- fixed '_background' color for matte layers
- fixed cameralimits for 'preview' layer of panoelement that is referenced in cameralimits node
- in Shockwave 10.1.1, SPi-V would start spinning too fast when dragging for the first time.
- support for loading resources from Director casts
Shockwave is not yet fully compatible with Intel Macs, so neither is SPi-V. With default settings, Shockwave content can not be run in browsers that run natively on Intel Macs. However, it is possible to let a 'universal binary' run in Rosetta translation mode, reenabling Shockwave (and other plugins that are not yet running natively on Intel Macs).
For more information, see this blogpost:
- fixes for Pano2QTVR (thanks, Ingemar Bergmark)
- preview track improvements (thanks, Thomas Rauscher)
The 1.3 release was delayed because there seemed to be compatibility issues with the latest release of the Mozilla Firefox browser (version 1.5).
After trying to reproduce the issues, I found out that the issue is with the combination of Shockwave and Firefox 1.5, or probably with Firefox 1.5 and plugins in general. Depending on the system locale settings, SPi-V may behave strangely in Firefox 1.5, but not in other systems. This is likely to be a Firefox bug, but since Firefox 1.5 has seems to have numerous issues with plugins
- Fixed black lines/seams issue
- Fixed Safari offset (webkit build 416.11 and newer)
- Fixed UI elements may disappear on ATI graphics cards
- Fixed UI element top line
- Added template for simple mode (default.xml)
- Added right mouse button zoom
- Added cursor key pan/tilt
- Added early error debug window
- Added start up with empty scene
- Added control antialiasing for pano- and uielements
- Changed ramp behavior
- Fixed metering
- UI elements can now be metered
- Added background image
- Added build/destroy api
- Changed simple flat layer handling ('imagezoom')
- Fixed better handling of cameralimits
- Added ready event for (pano/ui) element
- Added Flash Local Connection object/API
- Fixed LDM stability and performance
- Changed licensing wording
for more info see this post
Today marks the one year anniversary of the initial release of SPi-V!
A year ago, SPi-V was the first publically available, cross platform, hardware accelerated panorama viewer. In it's first year SPi-V has matured thanks to your feedback as SPi-V developpers and panoramic photographers. The next release of the engine is only days away and brings many new features and improvements.
This event is cause for celebration ofcourse, and as a special thank you to the panoramic community, I will be giving away free domain licenses.
To apply for your domain license, leave a comment to this post tomorrow (wednesday november 23rd) between 20:00 CET to 21:00 CET. You'll have to sign up for an account on SPi-V dev if you don't have an account already. Don't forget to tell why you think SPi-V rocks, and on what domain you'ld want to use the license. One license only per user, and please allow a couple of days for delivery of your license...