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Monday, September 1st 2014, 1:01pm

VirtualTour and ePub3 eBook

Is it possible to insert a virtual tour in a ebook in ePub3 format and which is the simpe way?

milotimbol

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Sunday, July 29th 2018, 2:31pm

I know this is an old post but I recently experimented with this and got to a decent working version. Please see video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsy0lfoyiGU

You have to use Lithium ebook reader, the same file when opened in other reader doesnt behave the same way.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai…on.reader&hl=en

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Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 11:26pm


I know this is an old post but I recently experimented with this and got to a decent working version. Please see video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsy0lfoyiGU

You have to use Lithium ebook reader, the same file when opened in other reader doesnt behave the same way.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai…on.reader&hl=en
Would you mind sharing how you created the epub file? What files/code need to go into the folder to make this work? Is the epub format a simple way of getting krpano tours to work on local computer desktops without the error messages you get in a browser?

Many thanks!!

Rich

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Friday, March 22nd 2019, 12:29pm

I've been doing this for some time. I gave a talk about this at the IVRPA conference in Prague in 2016. The EPUB FXL (fixed layout) format is entirely standards-based HTML/CSS/JS, so it's quite possible to crack open one of these files and add your own code. But it is FAR, FAR easier to use Adobe InDesign and the add-on CircularFLO, from circularflo.com.

I've worked with this developer to enable arbitrary web code embedding in fixed-layout EPUBs generated with InDesign and CircularFLO, specifically so I can create EPUB ebooks with embedded 360 tours. This even works for split-screen mobile views for Google Cardboard and similar headsets!

Keith