I've just had a look at http://panosalado.com, the image didn't run
as smooth as a lot of the new Flash images around, including the ones
I produce with Pano2VR. The smaller image on panosalado wasn't too
bad but when I went full screen it was jerky - though I will pass the
link on to my Flash friend to see what he thinks of it.
'Define slower computers.' - I suppose about 7-10 years old, I will
ask my friend to clarify that.
>It sounds like you could be thinking of two different things here -
>playback performance (i.e. does it choke up or move jerkily) vs
>quality performance (straight lines and smooth pixel blending).
Yes I think I've confused things slightly.... My Flash friend who
doesn't want to use our photography because of performance issues is
talking about the way the images choke up and move jerkily on slower
computers. He won't use QuickTime so that isn't an option. The
issue with wavy lines etc isn't anything he's worried about.
The Papervision 3D link I gave show's really bad distortions and
isn't a full sphere - I don't like it one bit and it's probably one
of the worst VR images I've seen. What I'm trying to find out is if
the image runs the same on an older computer as it does on a modern
computer. But I think someone else answered by saying Flash 10 will
improve this and should wait until that comes out fully?
I'm very happy with the performance I have right now with Pano2VR and
with what I've seen with FPP - just haven't had the time to work out
FPP yet. As a commercial photographer I do come across clients who
have performance issues, for example Councils who need all media on
their site to be accessible to everybody !! Which usually results in
only a few small jpegs being used, which is daft if you ask me.
--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "Patrick Cheatham" <patrick@...>
> --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "sphereworks"
> > Just came across this -
> > Not keen on the navigation but I'm told the performance is better
> > what I'm producing with Flash at the moment. This is using
> > script 3. This is a little beyond my knowledge so apologies if
> > nothing new.
> > Cheers,
> > Pete
> > www.sphereworks.co.uk
> Pete, Ken, Philipp, et al:
> If you'd like to see a Papervision3D based panorama viewer that
doesn't suck (or at least
> doesn't suuuck ;-) ), you might check out Panosalado. It's open
source and snappy.
> Also, Papervision does _not_ use hardware acceleration AFAIK.