Panotour Pro 2 - Style tab

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Style Tab Interface
Style Tab Interface


Panotour features a modular user configuration based on plugins, spots and presets. In this section you can apply some graphical customization and activate the interactive functions of the tour.


MAIN PROPERTIES WINDOW

Main properties area, contextual menus properties
Main properties area, contextual menus properties

This is the biggest centered area of the Style Tab because it displays all the properties of the selected plugin or spot. In this contextual area you can edit every parameter of the plugin of spot you select. From this area, you can:



NAVIGATION IN AREAS

Navigation in style tab areas
Navigation in style tab areas

Workspace, Spots Style, Plugins Library, Spots Library contain lots of items.

  • You can browse into areas using mouse wheel and dragging.
  • You can vertically drag Spots Style and Spots Library areas clicking on blocks headers.
  • You can maximize or minimize block areas headers, hovering them and clicking on the arrows.



WORKSPACE

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  • Workspace area contains all the plugins you add into your project.
  • Each time you add a plugin into your tour, an instance of this plugin is listed in the workspace as an item.
  • Workspace is saved in your project.
  • Plugin list order defines the plugin position layering in the tour.
  • Position Preview Position Preview: Quickly view each plugin position in your tour.
  • up and down arrows Up and Down Arrows for Plugins Order: By clicking on it you re-arrange the order of plugins. Useful when you need to place your plugins above or under others.
  • Remove Remove Plugins Instances: Remove instances of plugins in the workspace by clicking on the close icon at the right of the plugin header.



SPOTS STYLE

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  • This area contains all the spots currently included in your tour project.
  • Spots Styles are saved into the project.
  • Spots styles are applied when you add hotspots on your tour with the Hotspot Editor.
  • Each time you add an hotspot to your tour, the category of the hotspot default style is applied to it but you can assign a customized style for each hotspot.
  • Spots styles are categorized by types.
Example of a Spots Style Set in style tab area
Example of a Spots Style Set in style tab area

Categories



Lens Flare Style

Lens Flare Spot Style Properties
Lens Flare Spot Style Properties

Properties of the Lens Flare Hotspot Type.

  • Name: By default this field contains the name of the current spot style. You can edit this name according to your needs. If your project contains lot of spots, it is recommended to name it properly not to get a confusing project configuration.
  • Make Default (Optional): Click on this button to set this hotspot style as default style of its Hotspot Category.
  • Save in Library (Optional): Click on this button to save the customized hotspot in the Spots Library. Library is saved into the User Account of the operating system.


Point Style

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Point Spot Style Properties
Point Spot Style Properties

Properties of the Point Hotspot Type.

  • Name: By default this field contains the name of the current spot style. You can edit this name according to your needs. If your project contains lot of spots, it is recommended to name it properly not to get a confusing project configuration.
  • Make Default (Optional): Click on this button to set this hotspot style as default style of its Hotspot Category.
  • Save in Library (Optional): Click on this button to save the customized hotspot in the Spots Library. Library is saved into the User Account of the operating system.
  • Use Icon from Library: Choose between the many icons available for your point hotspot. Icons described as «(Sequence)» are animated hotspots. Checked by default.
  • select button Icon File: Select the icon file you wish to use for the icon. Supported image file type is *.png, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.gif and Flash files *.swf. Unchecked by default. Only available if «Use Icon from Library» is unchecked.
  • Custom Color: You can select a custom color and opacity for the icon with the built-in color picker or select a project color in the dropdown menu. Project colors are defined in Project Properties > Color. This option is only available with the icon library. Unchecked by default. Only available if «Use Icon from Library» is checked.
  • Size Width: Width in pixels of your icon point spot. Zero is set by default (recommended), leave zero if you wish to display icon width in its native size.
  • Size height: Height in pixels of your icon point spot. Zero is set by default (recommended), leave zero if you wish to display icon height in its native size.
  • Advanced:
    • Change Size According to Zoom Level: Checkbox to zoom in and out or not according to the zoom level. Icon scales up and down to follow the zoom level. Note that this option may reduce display quality of your icon if zoom level is too high in comparison to the native size of the icon. Unchecked by default.
    • Change Transparency on Hover: Checkbox to increase or not opacity of the point spot when user hovers it.
    • Scale on Hover: Checkbox to scale up or not the point spot when the user hovers it.
    • Rotation Angle: Enter the angle of rotation you wish in degrees to apply to the point spot.
    • Anchor Position: Drop-down menu that defines the position origin of the spot in comparison to the hotspot place it was clicked.
    • Center: Align horizontally and vertically the hotpsot according to the position where the hotspot was clicked. Selected by default and recommended.
    • Bottom: Align only horizontally the hotpsot according to the position where the hotspot was clicked. Vertically, the bottom center of your icon matches the position where the hotspot was clicked.
  • Pause Autorotation on Hover: Checkbox to pause or not the autorotation when user hovers the spot.
  • Tooltip Template ( Panotour Pro 2 only): Dynamic text display of the tooltip. For the moment only «%p» (case sensitive) is supported for displaying target picture/panorama Title Name.
  • Actions:


Add a Point Style

To add a point style, go to the Spots Library and double click on the point spot you wish to add. If no customized spot is added to the Spots Library, there is only the Default Point Style Available.


Map Point Style

Panotour Pro 2 only This feature is available only on Panotour Pro 2


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Map Point Spot Style Properties
Map Point Spot Style Properties


Properties of the Web Map Hotspot Type and Floor Plan Hotspot type.

  • Name: By default this field contains the name of the current spot style. You can edit this name according to your needs. If your project contains lot of spots, it is recommended to name it properly not to get a confusing project configuration.
  • Make Default (Optional): Click on this button to set this hotspot style as default style of its Hotspot Category.
  • Save in Library (Optional): Click on this button to save the customized hotspot in the Spots Library. Library is saved into the User Account of the operating system.
  • Use Icon from Library: Choose between the many icons available for your map point hotspot. Icons described as «(Sequence)» are animated hotspots. Checked by default.
  • select button Icon File: Select the icon file you wish to use for the icon. Supported image file type is *.png, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.gif and Flash files *.swf. Unchecked by default. Only available if «Use Icon from Library» is unchecked.
  • Custom Color: You can select a custom color and opacity for the icon with the built-in color picker or select a project color in the dropdown menu. Project colors are defined in Project Properties > Color. This option is only available with the icon library. Unchecked by default. Only available if «Use Icon from Library» is checked.
  • Size Width: Width in pixels of your icon map point spot. Zero is set by default (recommended), leave zero if you wish to display icon width in its native size.
  • Size height: Height in pixels of your map icon point spot. Zero is set by default (recommended), leave zero if you wish to display icon height in its native size.
  • Anchor Position: Drop-down menu that defines the position origin of the spot in comparison to the hotspot place it was clicked.
    • Center: Align horizontally and vertically the hotpsot according to the position where the hotspot was clicked. Selected by default and recommended.
    • Bottom: Align only horizontally the hotpsot according to the position where the hotspot was clicked. Vertically, the bottom center of your icon matches the position where the hotspot was clicked.
  • Pause Autorotation on Hover: Checkbox to pause or not the autorotation when user hovers the spot.
  • Tooltip Template ( Panotour Pro 2 only): Dynamic text display of the tooltip. For the moment only «%p» (case sensitive) is supported for displaying target picture/panorama Title Name.
  • Actions:


Add a Map Point Style

To add a map point style, go to the Spots Library and double click on the map point spot you wish to add. If no customized spot is added to the Spots Library, there is only the Default Map Point Style Available.


Polygon Style

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Tooltip Template ( Panotour Pro 2 only):

Actions:


Polygon Spot Style Properties
Polygon Spot Style Properties

Properties of the Polygon Hotspot Type.

  • Name: By default this field contains the name of the current spot style. You can edit this name according to your needs. If your project contains lot of spots, it is recommended to name it properly not to get a confusing project configuration.
  • Make Default (Optional): Click on this button to set this hotspot style as default style of its Hotspot Category.
  • Save in Library (Optional): Click on this button to save the customized hotspot in the Spots Library. Library is saved into the User Account of the operating system.
  • Hotspots Displayed: Drop-down menu to select the polygon hotspot behavior.
    • Always: Polygon hotspot is always visible.
    • On Hover: Polygon hotspot is only visible when user hovers it.
    • Never: Polygon hotspot is active but not visible.
  • Border Color: You can select a custom border color and opacity for the polygon with the built-in color picker or select a project color in the dropdown menu. Project colors are defined in Project Properties > Color.
  • Fill Color: You can select a custom fill color and opacity for the polygon with the built-in color picker or select a project color in the dropdown menu. Project colors are defined in Project Properties > Color.
  • Pause Autorotation on Hover: Checkbox to pause or not the autorotation when user hovers the spot.
  • Tooltip Template ( Panotour Pro 2 only): Dynamic text display of the tooltip. For the moment only «%p» (case sensitive) is supported for displaying target picture/panorama Title Name.
  • Actions:


Add a Polygon Style

To add a polygon style, go to the Spots Library and double click on the polygon spot you wish to add. If no customized spot is added to the Spots Library, there is only the Default Polygon Style Available.


Picture Style




Picture Spot Style Properties
Picture Spot Style Properties

Properties of the Picture Hotspot Type.

  • Name: By default this field contains the name of the current spot style. You can edit this name according to your needs. If your project contains lot of spots, it is recommended to name it properly not to get a confusing project configuration.
  • Make Default (Optional): Click on this button to set this hotspot style as default style of its Hotspot Category.
  • Save in Library (Optional): Click on this button to save the customized hotspot in the Spots Library. Library is saved into the User Account of the operating system.
  • Maximize Picture on Click: Checkbox to maximize or not the picture on user click.
    • Maximized Width: Enter the width in pixels you wish for the maximized picture. If you want let the browser fit the picture width automatically, leave the field set to zero (default).
    • Maximized Height: Enter the height in pixels you wish for the maximized picture. If you want let the browser fit the picture height automatically, leave the field set to zero (default).
  • Hidden when not Maximized: Checkbox to make or not the picture visible only on user click. Unchecked by default.
  • Advanced:

  • Parallax Effect: Checkbox to enable or not the parallax effect to the picture spot.
    • Parallax Strength: Drop-down menu to choose the amount of parallax effect you wish for this picture style: Small, Medium, Large, Maximum.
    • Parallax Mode: Drop-down menu to choose the parallax behaviour:
      • Move in the same direction as the sphere: Picture spot moves in the same direction as the sphere.
      • Move in the opposite direction of the sphere: Picture spot moves in the opposite direction of the sphere.
  • Pause Autorotation on Hover: Checkbox to pause or not the autorotation when user hovers the spot.
  • Tooltip Template ( Panotour Pro 2 only): Dynamic text display of the tooltip. For the moment only «%p» (case sensitive) is supported for displaying target picture/panorama Title Name.
  • Actions:
    • Default Action for the Picture Point Spot is not set.
    • You can add several Actions on this Spot Style.
    • plus button Add an Action.
    • minus button Remove an Action.
    • up arrow Order Up.
    • down arrow Order Down.


Add a Picture Style

To add a picture style, go to the Spots Library and double click on the picture spot you wish to add. If no customized spot is added to the Spots Library, there is only the Default Picture Style Available.


Video Style

Panotour Pro 2 only This feature is available only on Panotour Pro 2





Video Spot Style Properties
Video Spot Style Properties

Properties of the Video Hotspot Type.

  • Name: By default this field contains the name of the current spot style. You can edit this name according to your needs. If your project contains lot of spots, it is recommended to name it properly not to get a confusing project configuration.
  • Make Default (Optional): Click on this button to set this hotspot style as default style of its Hotspot Category.
  • Save in Library (Optional): Click on this button to save the customized hotspot in the Spots Library. Library is saved into the User Account of the operating system.
  • Loop when Reaching End: Checkbox to loop or not the video when it reaches the end.
  • Paused on Start: Checkbox to pause or not the video when the picture/panorama is opened.
  • Display Play and Pause Buttons over the Video: Checkbox to display or not a play/pause toggle button over the video. The toggle button is display at the center of the video.
  • Directional Sound: Checkbox to enable or not the directional sound on the video. Directional sound is in your visitor's viewport. When user drags the sphere with a video hotspot into the zone, a realistic volume and stereo effect is heard according to the user movements, as it would be in a real situation. This feature is checked by default.
    • Compatibility: Directional sound is not compatible with HTML5 Players.
    • Important Note: If not checked, this function may become obtrusive for users because sound is played even if the video is not in the view.
  • Sound Range: Enter the sound field angle you wish in degrees. 90° by default, recommended because it matches the human vision field of view. The more you enter a low value, the more you get a directional sound.
  • Advanced:
    • Display a Loading Animation Before the Video is Displayed: Checkbox to display or not an loading animation during the video loading. Checked by default.
    • Pause other sounds when video is playing: Checkbox to mute or not any other sound (like background sounds, etc) than the video sound when the video is playing.
    • Parallax Effect: Checkbox to enable or not the parallax effect to the video spot.
      • Parallax Strength: Drop-down menu to choose the amount of parallax effect you wish for this video spot style: Small, Medium, Large, Maximum.
      • Parallax Mode: Drop-down menu to choose the parallax behaviour:
        • Move in the same direction as the sphere: Video spot moves in the same direction as the sphere.
        • Move in the opposite direction of the sphere: Video spot moves in the opposite direction of the sphere.
  • Pause Autorotation on Hover: Checkbox to pause or not the autorotation when user hovers the spot.
  • Tooltip Template ( Panotour Pro 2 only): Dynamic text display of the tooltip. For the moment only «%p» (case sensitive) is supported for displaying target picture/panorama Title Name.
  • Actions:
    • Default Action for the Picture Point Spot is not set.
    • You can add several Actions on this Spot Style.
    • plus button Add an Action.
    • minus button Remove an Action.
    • up arrow Order Up.
    • down arrow Order Down.


Add a Video Style

To add a video style, go to the Spots Library and double click on the video spot you wish to add. If no customized spot is added to the Spots Library, there is only the Default Video Style Available.


Directional Sound Style

Panotour Pro 2 only This feature is available only on Panotour Pro 2


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Directional Sound Spot Style Properties
Directional Sound Spot Style Properties

Properties of the Sound Hotspot Type.

  • Name: By default this field contains the name of the current spot style. You can edit this name according to your needs. If your project contains lot of spots, it is recommended to name it properly not to get a confusing project configuration.
  • Make Default (Optional): Click on this button to set this hotspot style as default style of its Hotspot Category.
  • Save in Library (Optional): Click on this button to save the customized hotspot in the Spots Library. Library is saved into the User Account of the operating system.
  • Endless Sound: Checkbox to loop or not the sound hotspot. Checked by default.
  • Sound Range: Enter the sound field angle you wish in degrees. 90° by default, recommended because it matches the human vision field of view. The more you enter a low value, the more you get a directional sound. When user drags the sphere with a sound hotspot into the zone, a realistic volume and stereo effect is heard according to the user movements, as it would be in a real situation. This feature is checked by default.
  • Compatibility: Directional sound is not compatible with HTML5 Players.


Add a Sound Style

To add a sound style, go to the Spots Library and double click on the directional sound you wish to add. If no customized spot is added to the Spots Library, there is only the Default Directional Sound Style Available.


PLUGINS LIBRARY

Plugins Library
Plugins Library

Plugins are tools, functions that can be added into your tour project according to your needs. Plugins add features and interactions to your tour. You can choose and customize your plugins the way you like. Each plugin has its own parameters, can be self controlled or triggered through Actions you can assign to. By default, your Panotour project does not contain any plugin but you can add as much plugins as you want. However, it is recommended not to add too much plugins that may be obtrusive for your visitor. You can add a plugin to your project by double clicking on it. Here is the list of available plugins in Panotour:

Add a Plugin

Simply double click on a plugin to add it to your project.




SPOTS LIBRARY

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Quickly create several matching custom spots


Spots Library
Spots Library
  • The Spot Library contains all the default spots styles available in Panotour.
  • This area contains all the «Save in Libray» spots available.
  • Spots Library is saved into the User Account of the operating system.
  • Spots styles are applied when you add hotspots on your tour with the Hotspot Editor.
  • Each time you add an hotspot to your tour, the category of the hotspot default style is applied to it but you can assign a customized style for each hotspot.
  • Spots Library is organized by categories of hotspots.


Add a Spot Style to Spots Library

  • Customize a spot.
  • Enter a Name in the Name field.
  • Click on the «Save in Library» button. Your customized spot is then saved in the Spots Library and can be used for your coming projects.


Add a Spot to Project from Spots Library

Simply double click on a spot style to add it to your project. If no customized spot is added to the Spots Library, you will only find the default spot style for each category.


PRESETS

Panotour Pro 2 only This feature is available only on Panotour Pro 2


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Presets area
Presets area

Presets allows to backup a configuration of your Style Workspace + Spots Style + Tour Start Parameters into files you can recall later. Presets are really useful when you have set up a complete tour project, then you can save the configuration of every added plugin and spots you have customized without the assets.

Save a Preset Dialog Window
Save a Preset Dialog Window
  • Save as a New Preset: Allows to save your Style Workspace + Spots Style + Tour Start Parameters
    • Name of the New Preset: Enter the name you wish for your Preset. Note that if you enter a already used preset name, the preset is saved anyway with the same file name and you can get several presets with the same file name.
    • Overwrite an Existing Preset: Click on an existing preset to overwrite it. Note that projects using this preset will not change.
  • Save: Click on this button to save your Preset.
  • Cancel: Click on this button to cancel and go back to Style Tab.


Load a Preset Dialog Window
Load a Preset Dialog Window
  • Choose an existing Preset by clicking on it and click Load to open and apply the settings of the Preset.
  • Delete: Use this button to delete the selected Preset.
  • Click anywhere else on Panotour window to quit.
  • Note that loading a Preset resets your Spots Style and Plugins Workspace.









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