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Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 1:17am

autorotate, yes or no?

Probably the wrong forum, but what's the consensus regarding starting a tour with auto-rotate vs the confused viewer staring at a static screen. We know what to do, but does average surfer know?
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Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 1:22am

If you don't popup something else, instructions for usage is better. When working on tours, autorotate bugs the shit out of me. I generally default it on because some people just wouldn't know.
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Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 2:17am

I have started using into images just for that reason. Because I also do real estate tours I am in the habit of using auto-rotate because I know the audience, but nicer stuff that has some depth to it looks cheesy when it just starts turning. I guess I could play with delays and a slower rotation. All opinions are welcome.
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Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 3:12am

I think the best way is to use a series of non-blocking looktos, for all the focal points.. But it's a lot of work if you have a lot of nodes or don't have a krpano set of actions that can build your autotour flow in an easy fashion.
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Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 4:05am

Hi!
The problem with autorotate is
people looking at the screen and wait until panorama rotating, then click at next pano and wait again *g*
I'm making tours for realty agents and know about this a lot. (they call it video tour, hahahah)
I telling them "it's a virtual tour", the say "yes", and in next moment he call to client and say "we making video tour for you"
I'm tired of fighting with it *smile*

Only way is intro instruction.

Andrey *thumbup*
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Thursday, October 4th 2012, 6:16pm

If only the lottery, then I would make a fantastic VR of my new 82 foot trawler and not care if anyone sees it? Dreams, better then the alternative.
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