Converting .TTF & .OTF fonts to .WOFF

Converting .TTF & .OTF fonts to .WOFF

In the tutorial "Styling Text with CSS and Local Fonts" the fonts I use are in a file format .WOFF. This tutorial describes the conversion process using an online converter, developed by Andrew Sunto generate fonts suitable for use in the tutorial

Using specific or custom fonts are among the most potentially appealing aspects of CSS3 for designers creating skins within Pano2VR. With the @font-face rule, you can render any font you have online within your text, regardless of whether the user has it installed or not. 

Styling Text with CSS and Local Fonts

Styling Text with CSS and Local Fonts

When developing virtual tours for clients there is often the need to create unique user interface elements (skins) that on many occasions may require the use of a custom font. 

The best way to ensure consistency across browsers is to use a Local Font file and CSS to style the text. In this tutorial I'm going to style the text on a button and a popup information block using the local font file/css method.

This tutorial is designed for Pano2VR V5, if you don't have a the application you can download a trial version.

Managing Branded Accounts - Google Street View

Managing Branded Accounts - Google Street View

With the shuttering of Google's Street View online publishing tools and the development by Pano2VR of an integrated publishing system there is now a simple efficient method to publish single and multiple node panoramic tours to Google Maps. 

This blog describes how to set up and activate Branded Accounts for use within Pano2VR's Google Street View functionality.

Note: This tutorial is only relevant if the Branded Account was created when setting a password was an option in the Branded Account management console. Recent changes to Branded Accounts don't have unique logins and can only be accessed by the users main login/password.

Using Droplets to create 360˚ panoramas for Facebook Timeline, Google+ & Twitter

Using Droplets to create 360˚ panoramas for Facebook Timeline, Google+ & Twitter

Making multi-resolution 360˚ panoramas for embedding in a Facebook timeline, Google+ or Twitter post is made easier using Pano2VR droplets. Simply drag your Equirectangular image onto the droplet and a few seconds later your files are ready to upload.

Note: Recent changes to Facebook have reduced the effectiveness of embedding into the timeline. In the past if Flash wasn't present a link to the HTML version was displayed. This is no longer the case and there is no fallback to HTML. The alternative now is an error message in the timeline or a blank screen once the button to play has been activated.

Modifying Droplet Paths

Modifying Droplet Paths

The path that the droplets use to locate the installed version of Pano2VR is determined when the droplet is made. If your application is in a different location and you are trying to run the droplets supplied with the Using Droplets to create 360˚ panoramas for Facebook Timeline, Google+ & Twitter blog then you will see an error message when you launch the droplet. This tutorial will show you how to modify the droplet path.