TourMaster - Design
adopts a smart-design approach in tour authoring.
Sophisticated tours are produced with minimal efforts, yet a tour
can be customized to heart's delight.
Express two-button tour authoring
its simplest a tour is done with two major button clicks.
Load vista images and Publish,
with all setups from stored custom configuration. A
custom tour is made in minutes.
Full-featured tour authoring
are four major authoring UI windows: main
window, Image Browser, Map Editor
and Hotspot Editor.
TourMaster main window
UI: action components for Authoring Steps
Map Editor UI
Editor UI: dynamic mode - to edit dynamic hotpots
a full-featured tour from images, sound and text involves the
Load: Bring vista images
Orient them properly. Sequence them in order.
Decide a vista's type (vertical vs. upright pano vista; photo vs.
Edit vista labels.
Shift a vista's initial view box. Rotate a photo-vista.
Title: Tour title shows in
browser head bar and optionally in tour page.
Tour Movie: A tour has two
modes: movie mode and self-tour mode.
Specify initial view area sizes,
pano spin speed, or photo/slide zoom-out time.
Tour Map: In TourMap
Editor, to position the compass of each vista, and to orient the
compass beam to match the vista's initial view.
Layout: Adjust viewer
width/height. Resize Tour Map box in viewer canvas. Save to Configuration for re-use.
Vista Legend: Text story of
a vista, shown in viewer when mouse hovers over its thumbnail.
Sound: Tour sound:
background sound, typically music. Vista sound: sound when showing a vista, mostly vista narration.
Hotspots: In Hotspot
editor, to edit vista scene point of interest with associated
text, mouse-over image or mouse-click action (go to another vista,
or show a URL in another browser window).
Project: One should always
save a tour's authoring to a tour project file, so that later load
the project file to continue its tour making.
Publish: A tour page is
produced with its associated tour asset files.
A tour can also be embedded in another web page.
To finish, the tour files are uploaded to web server to show the
more detailed instructions on using TourMaster, please check TourTutorial
or read TourMaster
manual in the installation.