© 2012 Flashificator
© 2012 Flashificator
Before installing Flashificator on your computer, you need to have both Adobe FLASH and Adobe AIR installed.  Both of those are free downloads. Installation is a 3 click operation when installing the combo package, while the Upgrade Pack is a more complex operation.  However; if you purchase the Upgrade Pack, you only need to apply for access to the Update Section of the forums, along with providing copies of your Flash Panorama Player and Flashifiator invoices. After you get access to the Update Section, you can download the latest Combo Pack installer, and have it installed in less than a minute (on most systems). Please keep in mind: Macintosh PPC computers are NOT compatible with Adobe AIR, and will therefore not work with FFC.  If you purchase FFC and your computer does not meet the minimum requirements set by Adobe AIR and Adobe FLASH, resulting in Flashificator not working on said computer, a refund will not be provided. Make sure to check minimum requirements for Adobe AIR before purchasing FFC.
Templates are available for free download in the forums.  These are designed in a way that encourages people to use their own graphics, rather than to use the template graphics... after all, FFC is all about individual designs, rather than having everything to look the same. You can make your own templates and re-use those for future projects, with minimal work to be put in after the template has been created. A template contains all files and settings of a project... therefore it is recommended that you create your template with only one panorama, putting focus on the placement of the design elements (Dashboard buttons, logos, bars etc.). When a template has been created, it can be opened, and more panos can be dropped onto thumbnails, or into Tourificator for using with PicMenu or for manual assigning of functions to the panoramas. Templates and entire projects saved as .ffc project files, contain every file and setting of a project, and are therefore easy to keep for future use. The .ffc files are for saving and later editing of projects using the GUI, NOT for online viewing.
 First time users may encounter difficulties understanding how to use the program, but having a look at the video tutorials is a quick way to get on the right track.  Asking questions in the forums is another good way to advance. To make a simple panorama with navigation controls: 1. Start FFC and give your project a name. 2. Drag and drop a cube face from your panorama onto the interface, and the work-window will appear with a fully working panorama (or click “Select your file(s)” and browse for the images). 3. Click “Plugins” tab. 4. Click the “Dashboard” button. 5. Tick the “Enable” tickbox. 6. Click on the “Actions” dropdown component. 7: Click “Publish To...” and select the location where you would like the project to be published on your computer. Your single pano project is ready to be uploaded. You can use the “Save” and “Save As...” features to save your project for further editing later (found in the “Actions” dropdown menu).
If you have been looking for a software solution with which you can create simple AND complex panorama projects/tours, you have finally found the most feature rich GUI in the world. Using Flashificator you have no need to look at or learn code in order to use it for the absolute majority of operations.  If you get into making more complex tours, learning about the way the FPP engine handles code, would be beneficial.  The FPP engine help files are provided in an easy to read .pdf file, accessible from “Plugins>Help Files>FPP Engine Help” in the program interface.
Visuals - Set the look and feel of the panorama ... and more. Controller - Keyboard and mouse control area. Hotspots - Primary workspace for hotspots. Hotspots 2 - Secondary workspace for hotspots. Filters - Filters and bevel filters control. Filters 2 - Glow and shadow filter control. Functions - Functions creation through recording and editing. Tourificator - Tour creation control. Flyout Images - Create images that fly out with a few clicks. Tooltips - Customize your tooltips in a simple and fast way. URL’s - Link hotspots/images to URL’s. Plugins - This opens up the list of features to the right of this list. Actions - Save or publish your projects along with Stand Alone Panorama Projector (SAPP) publishing option which is ideal for publishing your projects onto removable media. This list has extremely basic descriptions.  The controls available for enhancing your projects are many and quite complete, and would require tens of thousands of lines of documentation to cover all areas of possible uses.  Diving in and learning by doing, is often times the best method. Almost everything can be customized to meet your requirements or the requirements of your clients. 
Creating a multi node tour is easy to do. 1. Start FFC and give your project a name. 2. Drag and drop a cube face from your initial panorama onto the interface, and the work window will appear with a fully working panorama (or click “Select your file(s)” and browse for the images). 3. Click the “Tourificator” tab. 4. Drag and drop a single cubeface from each of the panoramas you would like to have in the tour, onto the white box on the left side. 5. Click the “Plugins” tab. 6. Click the “PicMenu” button. 7.Tick the “Enable” tickbox. Depending on the size of your project and the hardware specs, it may take a few moments to create all the connections.  Then the PicMenu selector will appear in the top-center position. You can move it around with the “Placement” component by clicking on it’s 6 alignment points. 8. Click on the “Actions” dropdown component. 9. Click “Publish To...” and select the location where you would like the project to be published to on your computer. Your multi node tour is ready to be uploaded.
Dashboard - Set of buttons for navigation. Easy to replace. Autorotator - Autorotation with Auto Leveling available. Loadmeters - 5 different types of loadmeters. 2 customizable. PrePano - Set up your pre-pano look. Master Volume - Have one master volume slider for all sounds. Context Menu - Customize your right click context menu. PicMenu - The easy way to make multi node tours in seconds. Mapper - Create a map/floorplan with the Mapper plugin. FB/HTML Settings - Facebook panos and html basic settings. Preloader - Load other panoramas of the tour in the background. Preview - Create a clickable image in a HTML page to start pano. Fullscreen - An independent full screen button. TwitPanel - Incorporate Twitter feeds in your panos. Nadir Cap - Place a glued or floating cap to cover tripod hole. Clocks - Add digital/analog clocks to your panos. Compass - Place a compass in your panos. Slideshow - Simple (basic) image slideshow for your panoramas. Lensflare - Add lensflares to your projects (9 different types). MP3 Player - Use MP3 files or Shoutcast Internet Radio stations. Video Player - Use FLV, MP4, M4V or Youtube videos in panos. Video Transition - Full screen video transitions between panos. Limits - Add limits to panos if you have only partial panos. Borders - Add borders to panos you want to limit the viewing of. Image Converter - Change size and image format (.jpg/.png). FPS - Frames Per Second counter (very basic). Help Files - Convenient for finding help for using Flashificator. The above descriptions of available features is very limited.  The full list of what can be done, is literally endless.
The following mute video shows short glimpses of the interface as it is in version 2.096.  As you can see, the interface is quite well equipped with around 70 different toolboxes. For the best viewing experience please view it in full screen mode. (Esc. for exiting).
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