kbellis wrote:Hi Terry,
I'm not sure what the reason(s) may be... but all I get to see is a swatch... about 100 pixels square in the upper left corner of the browser window and it has Move Up and Move Down hotspots showing; and the mp3 player shows in the lower left corner of the browser window with Chris Mooney's nice piece playing. The Regal loadmetter is seen to start things off also in the upper left corner of the browser window occupying about the same footprint of 100 x 100.
Fantastic imagery again. I tried doing a hotel interior whilst on holiday. I used a Leica M8 and found it to be utterly crap! Only because I needed HDR and the M8 has no AEB! Thankfully the manager accepted that I was merely demonstrating the technology of virtual tours! When I go again it will be an M9 or a D7000!
Anyway, to the point of this reply.... I too was languishing trying to get some of Tommys plugins to work. In the end I sent Tommy an email asking for help. This was given and greatfully received, despite my asking some pretty daft questions! Now I am able to edit my projects XML file even to the point of adding hotspots etc after Flashificating, re-Flashificating will overwrite any external plug-in declerations you may have made. So I feel I am now able to return the favour to the community with the write-up below.
My understanding of the picmenu3 plugin resulted in me achieving this: http://www.leervr.com/summer2
The steps I took to achieve this are:
1. In your projects XML file insert this code. I place it just before the </global> tag so that it is at the end of any other hotspot declarations:
2. Change the paths for url, linked and xmlFile to reflect your file structure. Of course, change the other attributes as you see fit.
3. Create the file referenced in xmlFile above, for me this is picshow3.xml. I give these external plugin xml files the same name as the plugin, saves confusion! In the file insert the code:
<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<picshow3 width="30%" height="40%" staticX="0" staticY="0" borderColor="#DDEE00" borderWidth="2">
<magnifier size="100" power="100%" frameWidth="2" frameColor="#000000" />
<picture id="P1" url="files/hotspotFiles/images/map.jpg" />
4. As in 2 above, change the paths and attributes accordingly.
Thats it. Hopefully you can get it to work. For my part I had to mess around with it but I do have a web developer background!
Let me know how you get on, especially if you have any questions regarding my code above!
Finally, a big thanks to Tommy, again, for all of his patient help over the last fortnight. I went from 'what the hell is all this crap in this XML file?' to having no fear of it now! You too can become a geek like me!...If youre not careful!
terrycm wrote:Fun little tour that posed a couple challenges. The biggest was that the restaurant menu was to large to view, so I this is my creative solution to view large images. This was of course only after my failed attempt to get Tommy's picshow3 plugin to work. I implore someone brighter than myself to do a write up (or video) on how to use those damn plugins because the instructions makes absolutely no sense to me. Am I the only one?
Thanks for looking.
terrycm wrote:The menu took longer to conceive than it did to create. To create I simply imported a very large jpg I think this was 2000x something. Next step is to scale down the image I believe this was .35 and .35 of the original size by using the scale adjustments in the hotspot tab. Next I brought in several white boxes and scaled them to fit over the information in each section. I recorded a mouse over function that adjusted the opacity and attached this to the white box. Then I recorded a scale function for each box that adjusted the size and position of the large menu which included a reverse function. This scale function was attached to the white square onclick, and the reverse function was attached to the menu onclick. So to simplify all that is happening here is that when you click one of the boxes a function is called that repositions the menu and scales it up to its original size.
Hope that makes sense.
GIOFKOS wrote:terrycm wrote:Fun little tour that posed a couple challenges. The biggest was that the restaurant menu was to large to view, so I this is my creative solution to view large images. This was of course only after my failed attempt to get Tommy's picshow3 plugin to work. I implore someone brighter than myself to do a write up (or video) on how to use those damn plugins because the instructions makes absolutely no sense to me. Am I the only one?
Thanks for looking.
HI FROM GREECE.
PLEASE IS IT POSSBLE TO TELL ME HOW YOU MADE THE RESTAURANT'S MENU EFFECT?
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