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Generally i've found that the process works well although render times are very long. I've had to split up my model onto different layers ( and selectively switch these layers off/on) as too often the render failed because of model complexity. Switching off soft shadows on light objects helps tremendously as well. I'd agree with previous comments about batch renders and more information about the render progress.

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I recently discovered Rendered Panoramas - Great!!  But, I'm having some issues with the links:

 

Often, the dialogue window for the link doesn't appear (which I guess is a known problem):

On 9/14/2017 at 10:54 AM, inikolova said:

There are a few cases that we were aware of, which can cause the shareable link dialog to not appear. 

I'm not sure, but it seems this happens when the JPG image doesn't already exist; usually, if I'm replacing a previously created image, I'll then be able to get the link.

 

The first few times I created Rendered Panoramas, the resulting browser view included a goggle (VR?) icon at the lower right, which made it easy to go into full screen viewing mode (I think it worked in both Safari and Chrome).  Now, no matter what I do, I never get that icon.  What am I missing?

 

I did figure out how to get links from Vectorworks Cloud Services, but when I use those links, the image is presented on the Cloud Services website (with comments at the right, etc.).

 

I then I found that if I add " ?viewer=panorama " to the end of the link, the view bypasses Cloud Services and will fill the entire browser window (as it does when the link is acquired from the link dialogue window).  But there's still no goggle icon...

 

Is there a way to get links from Cloud Services that will skip the website and include the goggle icon?...

 

 

 

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On 8/9/2017 at 2:56 PM, JimW said:


For now the web one doesn't, but it'll support that in any viewer you pop the image into. It'll also depend on the viewers screen resolution and aspect ratio to some extent, but till never match architectural perspective rules since it isn't flat.

Hi Jim,

I have a rendered panorama, if I copy/email the folder with the Browser index, the java file and the pano jpg it does not seem to run on other machines, what am I missing?

Thanks in advance Mike

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2 minutes ago, Di9it8 said:

I have a rendered panorama, if I copy/email the folder with the Browser index, the java file and the pano jpg it does not seem to run on other machines, what am I missing?

 


I may not understand, are you trying to host the pano on your own website, or share a link to it directly? The quickest way is sharing directly from the Cloud services portal.

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27 minutes ago, JimW said:


I may not understand, are you trying to host the pano on your own website, or share a link to it directly? The quickest way is sharing directly from the Cloud services portal.

 

When you do the panorama render, you can create a new folder for it, which comprises a JavaScript file, an Index file and the Panorama jpg file

Screen Shot 2018-02-02 at 16.09.27.PDF

 

I have just opened Chrome, and it doesn't read the VW Panorama file…

 

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-02-02 at 15.57.45.PDF

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1 hour ago, Di9it8 said:

I have just opened Chrome, and it doesn't read the VW Panorama file…

 


What happens in the browsers it recommends?

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22 hours ago, JimW said:


What happens in the browsers it recommends?

I use Safari on my laptop and it works, but it doesn't work on colleagues laptops running safari…

It works on my Firefox too

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Hello Di9it8,

I think this may be an issue with Safari 11 (prior versions are fine). Apple has updated its default protection mechanism. The browser can no longer access local files or resources located on a local drive (i.e. any file located within your /Users directory). Therefore, viewing local Web Views/Panoramas on Safari 11 will not work immediately. Luckily, there is a way to allow this to work again. However, the user needs to perform the following steps to allow this feature to work in Safari 11.

1.     Go to Safari -> Preferences

2.     Go to the “Advanced” and check the “Show Develop menu in menu bar.” This should initially appear unchecked.

3.     The new “Develop” menu should now appear in the menu bar. Select “Develop,” and then select “Disable Local File Restrictions.” Viewing Web Views/Panoramas locally in Safari should now work.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Regards,

 

Iskra Nikolova

Quality Assurance Specialist

Vectorworks Cloud Services

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