Panotour Pro - Interface - Hotspot Editor

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PRINCIPLE

The hotspot editor is the workspace that allows you to add hotspots on the selected item from the central window.
The editor interface and tools available vary depending on the type of selected item:

  • Panorama selection
  • Map selection (Map option added via the Extra tab)
  • Panotour Maps selection (Panotour Map option added via the Extra tab)


PANORAMA SELECTION

Selecting a panorama in the center window displays in the hotspot editor.
The hotspot editor interface is the default interface.
The editor allows here to add hotspots and adjust the field of view of the different panoramas.


Hotspot Editor


Toolbar

Hotspot Editor toolbar


Select icon Select

  • Click and drag the panorama to move the view of the preview.
  • This lets you select the hotspots (but they cannot be moved).
  • You can obtain a full screen by double clicking.

When the Space key is held, the Select tool is automatically activated no matter what tool is currently being used.


Fullscreen icon Fullscreen

Displays the full screen preview:

  • If the window is floating, it will use the screen to which it belongs.
  • If the window is docked, it uses a different screen from where the application is located (if possible).


Add polygon icon Add polygon

Traces a hotspot defined by several points (3 minimum). Each click adds a point to the polygon being traced.
When the last point is close to first, the polygon is automatically closed and added as a hotspot to the panorama.
The traced lines automatically adapt to the deformations applied in the panorama. The outlines of objects distorted by the spherical projection will then be easily drawn.


Add rectangle icon Add rectangle

Same principle as the polygonal hotspot, limited to 4 points. The tracing of the 4th point is automatically oriented so that the polygon drawn is a perfect rectangle in the virtual tour.
It has different properties from other hotspots and lets you display video content.
The points tracing order induces the orientation of the displayed object in the tour.
For a standard display, you must enter the first point at the top left and continue clockwise.


Add point icon Add point

Each click adds a point type hotspot to the position indicated by the mouse.


Add Lens flare  icon Add Lens flare

Each click adds a lens reflection effect to the position indicated by the mouse.


Add sound icon Add sound

Each click adds a directional sound spot to the position indicated by the mouse.
It has different properties from other hotspots and allows to add sound (directional sound).


Crop icon Crop

Limits the visible area of the panorama to the final rendering.


Previous icon Previous

Lets you select the previous panorama (according to the order in which the panoramas were added to a project).


Next icon Next

Lets you select the next panorama (according to the order in which the panoramas were added to a project).


Display and edition area

Display

The panorama selected in the center window displays here.
It is possible to zoom into the window via the mouse wheel and move in the edit box using the arrow keys.
These actions are also available when editing an item.


Edition

To edit an element, the corresponding tool must be selected (from the toolbar).
When the elements can be edited they are yellow, when the can not be edited they are black.


Polygonal hotspot selection example Hotspot point selection example


When an element is editable, you can:

  • Adjust the position of a point by dragging and dropping.
  • Delete it via the contextual menu (right click) or with the "delete" key.


MAP SELECTION (Map option)

Selecting a map (added via the Map option in the Project Properties, Extra tab) in the center window displays in the hotspot editor.
The hotspot editor interface is specific to the map selection.
The editor allows here to add hotspots point only and adjust the orientation of the radar on the map.


Hotspot editor (map selection)


Toolbar

Hotspot editor toolbar: Map


Fullscreen icon Fullscreen

Displays the full screen preview:

  • If the window is floating, it will use the screen to which it belongs.
  • If the window is docked, it uses a different screen from where the application is located (if possible).


Set orientation icon Set orientation

Lets you set the radar orientation on the map. This option works together with a hotspot point, previously linked to a panorama.

  • Selecting a hotspot point linked to a panorama shows the radar on the map in the hotspots editor. In parallel, the linked panorama is displayed in the 3D editor.
  • Left click (hold) on the radar allows to change its orientation, the panorama displayed in the 3D editor rotates at the same time.
  • Click on the Set orientation icon displays the radar in green and stops the rotation of the panorama in the 3D editor to adjust the radar orientation (left click hold).
  • Click again on Set orientation icon to quit this mode to validate it (the radar is displayed in gray).
  • The shortcut Ctrl (Windows) / Cmd (Mac) allows to set the orientation without clicking the icon.


Add point icon Add point

Each click adds a point type hotspot to the position indicated by the mouse.


PANOTOUR MAPS SELECTION (Panotour Maps option)

Selecting a map (added via the PanotourMaps option in the Project Properties, Extra tab) in the center window displays in the hotspot editor.
The hotspot editor interface is specific to the map selection.
The editor allows here to add hotspots point only and adjust the orientation of the radar on the map.


Hotspot editor (Panotour Maps selection)


Toolbar

Hotspot editor toolbar: Panotour Maps


Fullscreen icon Fullscreen

Displays the full screen preview:

  • If the window is floating, it will use the screen to which it belongs.
  • If the window is docked, it uses a different screen from where the application is located (if possible).


Use as default view Use as default view

Click on the icon to use the map layer displayed (satellite, terrain or map), latitude/longitude of the map center and zoom levels as default view.


Set orientation icon Set orientation

Lets you set the radar orientation on the Panotour Maps. This option works together with a hotspot point, previously linked to a panorama.

  • Selecting a hotspot point linked to a panorama shows the radar on the Panotour Maps in the hotspots editor. In parallel, the linked panorama is displayed in the 3D editor.
  • Left click (hold) on the radar allows to change its orientation, the panorama displayed in the 3D editor rotates at the same time.
  • Click on the Set orientation icon displays the radar in green and stops the rotation of the panorama in the 3D editor to adjust the radar orientation (left click hold).
  • Click again on Set orientation icon to quit this mode to validate it (the radar is displayed in gray).
  • The shortcut Ctrl (Windows) / Cmd (Mac) allows to set the orientation without clicking the icon.


Add point icon Add point

Each click adds a point type hotspot to the position indicated by the mouse.


Display and edition area

This area contains a research field (enabled if your computer is connected to the web):
As you use Google Maps, type the address of the desired location to display it on the map.


Research field








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