NEWS:

11.01.2019
TourCreator Pro v2.7
Modernized editor of hotspots.
Simple text hotspots can now be placed by directly entering text into the input window. The old interface is left only for complex texts (with images and links).
Changes in styles for text hotspots.
Fixed minor bugs.

27.12.2018
TourCreator Pro v2.6
Significant interface changes in Map Editor.
Simplified plans creation.
Select different position and alpha for each plan.
Select different on hover actions for spot.
Some other small changes.

19.12.2018
TourCreator Pro v2.5
Available direct edit skin design.

08.12.2018
TourCreator Pro v2.4
Fix error in appearance of extra skin in versions 2.1 - 2.3
New behavior for tour and scene sound.

21.11.2018
TourCreator Pro v2.3
Fix the problem with white space in file path that affected the work of krpano droplets, video and sound converter.
Now it is possble to use any path to the files.
It's also possible to use "read only", "archive" and "hidden" files.

09.10.2018
TourCreator Pro v2.2
It's possible to select 11 predefined tour style.
6 buttons set from Tour Creator.

01.09.2018
TourCreator Pro v2.1
Layer editor. Allows to create text and image layers.
Also possible to group layers into containers.
New menu editor.
Different improvements.
New license type.

06.04.2018
TourCreator Pro v1.10
Direct xml editor for hotspot.
Select hotspot and set value for any atribute.

07.03.2018
TourCreator Pro v1.9
Add functions to hotspot editor and tour editor.

16.01.2018
Available documentation for hotspot editor (TourCreator Pro)

15.11.2017
TourCreator Pro v1.6
Small improvements
Prevents errors on loading tours created in other editors.

15.11.2017
PanoVideo Creator Pro v2.2
Small improvements
Fixed bugs.

09.11.2017
TourCreator Pro v1.5
Available new version
Save multi TourCreator projects
Simple way to edit different projects.

27.10.2017
TourCreator Pro v1.4
Available new version
Upgrade upper menu editor. Add a lot of functions.
Add actions to hotspot click.

19.10.2017
TourCreator Pro v1.3
Available new version
Little improvements. Text vr hotspot now available for edit.

12.10.2017
PanoVideo Creator Pro v2.1
Available new trial version with all functions.
Test period - 10 days. Try it now and create tours.

09.10.2017
TourCreator Pro v1.2
Small changes in video editor.
Tour animation rendered now to avi files.
It's allows to process them in Adobe Premier' or Camtasia Studio.

25.09.2017
TourCreator Pro v1.1
Completly the new program to create and edit virtual tours, create autotours, create films from tours.
Inbuilt socialshare plugin, googleanalitic plugin, hotspot editor, image editor, gallery editor, html page editor, map editor.
Free trial version with all functions.
Documentation and examples in work.
The start price - 75 Euro.

07.03.2017
PanoVideo Creator Pro v2.1
Basic changes in the program.
Now it's available to add video scenes both with static or video interface.
Static interface is necessary to create tour when you need in vr mode. This overcomes the problem with the disappearance of the vr cursor.
Video interface is necessary when you need in the time-depends functions: seek bar, video time, appearance of the hotspots at specific time, etc.
Additionally this means that now you can use PanoVideo Creator Pro to edit both traditional virtual tours and tours with 360 video.
It's available to create in static tour all types of menu (including list menu, group menu, vr menu, etc), place different types of hotspots, create different type of infoboxes, add all in-build and custom actions, edit some tours and scenes settings.

25.01.2017

Advantages of memory release on load new panovideo.
New type of menu navigation - place panovideo in groups.
Upgrade example for 360 video usage.

12.12.2016
PanoVideo Creator Pro v1.6
The new version of PanoVideoConverter_v1.6. Fixed bug with thread processing on win8/win10

17.11.2016
The new versions of the programmes:
Tour Creator Lite v4.1
PanoVideo Creator Pro v1.4
Improved the stability of work in the trial and full versions.

03.06.2016
PanoVideo Converter v1.1

PanoVideo Converter is the free program aims to prepare panovideo, video and audio to publish in virtual tours.
Converter creates a set of files that provides the show of the virtual tour in all types of devices.
Version 1.1 works with panovideo files.

TourCreator Pro

TourCreator Pro is an easy-to-use , and high-performance professional software to create and edit Interactive Virtual Tours that can be shows on all type of the devices.

This is the WYSIWYG editor with intuitive interface that allow to create tour in a few clicks. All elements and functions you add, you can see in your tour (or single spherical panorama) immediately.

Free trial version with all functions. Try it now and create tours.

All types of the devices.
All types of the operation systems
Support all browsers.
Different screen resolutions.

Create tour editor.

This instrument allows to create virtual tours that can be show on all types of the devices. Use pano images created with any camera or software. No restrictions on the amount of panos in virtual tour. Start from single pano.
Add or remove panos from ready tour. Also possible to rearrange panos in ready tour. (It'll affect the order of panos appearance in thumbs panel, menu groups , etc.) The source pano images can be in different directories.
It is possible to select target directory for virtual tour other than for source image files. (No vtour directory in that folder).
To publish virtual tour via internet place all the content of the vtour folder on server and give link on tour.html file (for example: http://www.myserver.com/tour.html).
To show tour on local computer start file tour_testingserver.exe from vtour folder.
To upgrade/downgrade viewer to actual version select check box when start edit tour.
When the tour was created it is good idea to save project. The project can be saved in any folder on the system.
Use saved project to quickly open tour for edit, to repair damaged tour or to undo changes during edit process.

Tour settings editor

It is a powerful tool that allows you to control the appearance of the tour and its various elements. You can add different types of animation to the beginning of the tour. Add sound to the whole tour. (It is possible to add sound to each panorama. In this case, it is not recommended to use sound for the whole tour). You can add social share buttons. It is also possible to add to the tour a powerful Google analytics tool that will count not only visits to the tour, but also various actions of users within the tour.

Tour design

This instrument allows you to use 11 pre-installed designs or create your own original tour design.
Select the "skin style" tab and in the window that opens, select one of the eleven designs for your tour.
When saving, you will receive not only a new set of buttons in the bottom menu (called a “skin”), but also a new color scheme for different elements of the tour, including the top menu, tips, etc. When you save the skin, the images for the "icon hotspots" and extraskin are also changed.
To create your own color solution of the selected design, use the tab "edit skin style".
If you are not satisfied with any of the suggested skins, remove the bottom menu by pressing the "Delete Skin" button. This will not affect other items.
To create your own set of buttons, use the layer editor. Tip: It’s a good idea to create all the layers and group them in one container. If you do not see the desired action in the drop-down list, enter it through the tab "custom action" or through direct editing of the attribute. All actions for the skin buttons can be found in the skin/vturskin.xml file inside the tour.
At any time, you can restore the default values.

Common settings.
Settings inside this tab allow you to customize the appearance of various elements within the tour. For example, you can choose whether to use the thumbs navigation? Whether to show tooltips for hotspots, points on the map, thumbs or not? Whether to use the address bar inside the tour? Whether to use a gyroscope? Whether to start the tour with "little planet" view, etc? Try to save different settings to understand how they work.

Project and tour title.
This tab allows you to name the tour. The project title will be displayed in the address bar of the browser when published on the Internet. The tour title will be displayed in the address bar of the tour. The titles may be the same or different. Try to give short names.

First scene.
This tab allows you to assign a panorama that will appear first when loading a tour. Note: The panorama is assigned programmatically and does not affect the order of the panoramas in the thumb navigation, in group menu, etc. To change the order of the panoramas, use the "rearrange panos" function in the first tab.

Select transition type.
This tab allows to select the type of the transition between panos. Note: All transition types except the default work only in HTML5 browsers.

Use extraskin.
This tab allows you to choose whether to use extraskin buttons on the tour and to assign their position on the screen.
Note: Extraskin buttons allow you to manage various types of information: sound, video, plans, galleries, html pages, social share buttons. These buttons appear only if there is information associated with this panorama. For example, you have plans for the first, second and third floors of the building represented on the tour. The "plan" button will show the plan of the floor with which this panorama is connected. Or you have audio guid for several panoramas inside your tour. The sound button will appear only inside those panoramas for which there is an audio guide and will turn on / off the corresponding sound. The same applies to galleries, videos, illustrated information. Only the social share button will be on the screen all the time (if used). Thus, the set of extraskin buttons inside the tour may be different from one panorama to other depending on the information saturation.

Start actions.
This tool allows you to animate the beginning of the tour. (Remember that you also can animate the start of each panorama).
View animation allows you to make the first panorama rotate with zoom in/out and with/without changing the type of projection. You can also set the time before the beginning of the animation and the time of changes in seconds.
Show text allows you to show text at the start of the tour, set the font size and color, the time before the start of the animation, the time when the caption fade in, the time it is displayed and the time it fade out. Simple formatting is available.
Show image allows you to show image at the start of the tour, set the start and the end alpha, the time it is fade in, the time it is displayed and the time it fade out.
All actions can be shown simultaneously. In this case, a good idea would be to reconcile their time of appearance and disappearance.
Custom actions allows you to insert your own sequence of actions.
Animation can be removed at any time.
Note: The display of program animation may vary slightly on different devices, depending on the speed of the Internet, the performance of the processor, video card, etc.

Tour logo.
Select an image, scale it, if necessary - assign transparency. Enter the link to the site. Write a tooltip.
Note: The logo interacts with the top menu and extraskin buttons. Therefore, it is located in the upper right corner. If you want to place it in another place, place the logo through the layer editor.

Tour sound.
Allows you to add sound to the whole tour. The program will prepare all the necessary formats for different types of devices. The sound will be looped. Optionally, you can choose whether the sound will play when the tour is loaded or after pressing the sound button.
Note: On ipad sound is played after pressing the sound button.

Social share.
The tool allows adding social media distribution buttons to a tour. The buttons appear as a drop-down list after clicking the icon in extaskin. The following networks are available:Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Thumblr, Digg, Reddit, Stumble Upon, Linkedin, ВКонтакте. You can choose which networks will be used.
Write a brief description of the tour and enter the address where the tour will be located in the network. You can make a screenshot of the panorama that will be used in those networks that support it.

Google analytics.
This tool allows you to collect statistics on user visits and their activity within the tour. From the Google side, you must create an account for the tour and get a tracking ID (following google instruction). From the program side, you need to enter this identification number and select which user actions you are going to monitor. The program itself will add all the necessary scripts in the tour.
Available user activity: load new pano, hotspot click, enter vr, social share, show image, open infobox, open video, open gallery, open plan.

Scene settings editor

This is the main tool for editing a separate panorama inside the tour. It is possible to set a new starting view for the panorama, give the title, make a new thumb (used in different navigation elements). Limit the view in the panorama (for example, exclude the view down or up). You can animate the start for each panorama and set the number of repetitions of the animation. In addition, it is possible to add for each panorama different types of information: sound, info, image , gallery, inbuilt video, youtube video, plan. Add, edit or delete any panorama settings at any moment.

Start view.
Allows you to set the initial view for the panorama. The panorama will be loaded with this view, unless another one is assigned in the view animation.

Scene title.
Allows you to give a new name to the panorama. It will be used in the address bar, pop-up hints, captions thumbs, plans, etc.

New preview.
Select the new pano view and press save. The picture may be different than the initial view. It will be used in thumbs navigation, on the plans, with hotspots, in the top menu when selecting "show scene" or "show group scene", etc.

View restriction (partial pano).
Allows you to limit the view inside the panorama thus creating a partial panorama. For example, you can limit the view down and not show the area under the tripod. Or up. Or limit the horizontal view. Or combine all kinds of restrictions. All restrictions are removed by pressing the button.

Start actions (view animatin, show text, show image, start custom actions).
This tool allows you to animate the start of each panorama. (Remember that you also can animate the start of the tour). For each type of animation, you can choose the number of repetitions when loading this scene. You can repeat the animation one, two, three ... an infinite number of times.
View animation allows you to make the panorama rotate with zoom in/out and with/without changing the type of projection. You can also set the time before the beginning of the animation and the time of changes in seconds.
Show text allows you to show text at the start of the scene, set the font size and color, the time before the start of the animation, the time when the caption fade in, the time it is displayed and the time it fade out. Simple formatting is available.
Show image allows you to show image at the start of the scene, set the start and the end alpha, the time it is fade in, the time it is displayed and the time it fade out.
All actions can be shown simultaneously. In this case, a good idea would be to reconcile their time of appearance and disappearance.
Custom actions allows you to insert your own sequence of actions.
Animation can be removed at any time.
Note: The display of program animation may vary slightly on different devices, depending on the speed of the Internet, the performance of the processor, video card, etc.

Scene sound.
Allows you to add a separate sound to each panorama. For example audio guide.
If you use extraskin (default value), the on/off button will appear. When you click on the button, the sound associated with this panorama will be played. When you switch to another panorama, the sound is turned off.
You can choose how many times the sound will be repeated.
The program will prepare all the necessary formats for different types of devices.

Scene video.
Allows you to add a separate video to each panorama. Video can be of two types: embedded or YouTube. Each type has its own advantages. In-build can work offline. Youtube has a standard user interface.
Embedded video must first be prepared through a video editor. The program will prepare all the necessary formats for different types of devices.
For YouTube video, you must enter a link. (The last part of url).
If you use extraskin (default value), the on/off button will appear. When you click on the button, the video associated with this panorama will be played.

Scene info.
Allows you to add a separate information page (infobox) to each panorama. Infobox is a HTML page with simple formatting. Allowed an unlimited number of illustrations, links. You can set the page width in absolute or relative values. The height of the page is calculated automatically. Infobox is created in a separate editor and can be called from any place inside the tour. P.S. infobox can be used to create vertical galleries.
If you use extraskin (default value), the on/off button will appear. When you click on the button, the infobox associated with this panorama will be shown.

Scene gallery.
Allows you to add to each panorama a separate gallery with illustrations. You can select the size of the preview, their design, the width of the gallery, etc. Gallery is created in a separate editor.
If you use extraskin (default value), the on/off button will appear. When you click on the button, the gallery associated with this panorama will be shown.

Scene plan.
When a plan is created in the map editor, it is automatically linked to the panorama marked on this plan.
If you are using extraskin (the default value), a button will appear on the panorama that will trigger the plan associated with this panorama.
There may be an unlimited number of plans on the tour.

Layer editor

Allows to create user interface in tour.
Adds image and text layers.
Control of position and appearance of the layers.
It's possible to group layers into containers.
Adjust any action on layer click.
Directly set value of any attribute via attribute editor.
Add, edit or delete layer at any moment.

Hotspot editor

This is the main tool for adding hotspots - active elements that rotate with the panorama (have angular coordinates). The number of hotspots in the panorama is unlimited.
The editor allows you to put as a hotspot any image, text, illustrated text (not for VR), or simply limit the panorama area (polygonal hotspot). You can also put any video as a hotspot using the video editor.
You can select the position of the hotspot on the panorama, image size, rotation, transparency, distortion (rotation on three axes in the 3-dimensional world). For text hotspots, you can select style for text and background, or simply create your own style. You also can set transparency for polygonal hotspots.
For all hotspots, you can assign any possible action to a mouse click. For the convenience of the user, 9 built-in actions are introduced (Load scene, Load scene with set view, Show image, Show html page (with pixel or percentage width), Show gallery, Show plan, Open url, Show inbuilt video, Show youtube video). You can also assign any other action by entering it through the custom action tab.
You can assign any text as a tooltip for hotspot.
Attribute editor is a powerful tool that allows you to assign any possible xml attribute for hotspot directly.
The hotspot editing mode allows you to change any of the above for hotspot at any time. It is impossible to change only the type of hotspot.
Delete mode allows you to quickly remove all unnecessary hotspots.

Icon hotspot
For the convenience of users in the program there are six predefined sets of icons that can be used as hotpots. These sets are automatically replaced within the tour when changing the design in the tour settings tab.
If you want to use your hotspot icons, place them in the hotspot folder.
In order to put icon hotspot select add hotspot tab. Hotspot with the previous image appear in the center of the screen. Move it to the right place. Select another image if needed. Select an action. If necessary, enter text for the tooltip. Save hotspot.

Image hotspot.
Allows you to use any image as a hotspot. Select an image, position it on the screen. Scale. Rotate. If you select the distorted image function, it will stick to the background and will rotate in three axes. Choose an action on click and tooltip. Save hotspot. The image will be saved in image folder. It can be reused.

Text hotspot.
Allows you to insert text as hotspot. The length of the text can be any.
There are two types of text hotspots: simple text and complex text.
Simple text contains only plain text fragment. It is simply entered in the input window and it immediately appears on the screen. For simple text, you can edit the font parameters and style for the background. Plain text works in all modes, including VR.
Complex text may contain illustrations and links. This type of text will not work in virtual reality mode.
The complex text is prepared in the built-in text editor and stored in a special type of date container inside the tour. It can be reused.
For complex text, simple formatting is used.
The size and color of the font is set in the css. The size and color of the font may be different for paragraphs, headings, links, etc. You can use 4 pre-made style sheets or create your own. Style sheets are saved in openstyles.xml When the style sheet is saved, it becomes available in the drop-down list.
The color and transparency of the text background, the color and width of the border, the shadow, and the roundage of the corners of the text field are determined by the style. You can use ready-made styles or create your own. Text styles are saved in openstyles.xml. When the style is saved, it becomes available in the drop-down list.
You can set the width of the simple text field in pixels. The width of the complex text hotspot can be set both in pixels and percentages.
You can assign distortion for text hotspots.

Polygonal hotspot.
Allows you to limit the panorama area as a hotspot.
To install polygonal hotspot click start hotspot. Double click on the screen to set the first point. Move the mouse and click to create the next point. Repeat the operation for all subsequent reference points. Press "finish create".
Select transparency.
Choose an action on click and tooltip. Save hotspot.

Flyout hotspot.
For the convenience of users, you can put any image as a hotspot in the panorama. Select its size, rotation and transparency. On the mouse click, this image will smoothly float to the center of the screen and return to the site with the second click. This is so-called "flyout hotspot".

Edit hotspot.
To edit a hotspot. Open the main panel to install hotspots. Or by putting a hotspot. (Save changes for previous hotspot, if need). Or by selecting the edit mode for hotspots in the top menu. Click the "select hotspot" button and click on the desired hotspot. Then in the editor, change the settings and save the changes.

Direct attribute edit.
Allows you to set directly the value of any possible xml attribute, even if it was not previously assigned to this hotspot.
Select hotspot. Select attribute from the list. Set the value and save it.

Delete hotspot.
Enter delete mode. Click on the hotspot and confirm its removal. Delete immediately any number of hotspots. When done, exit delete mode.

Available hotspot types: Map editor
Video editor
Menu editor
Gallery editor
Image editor
Html-page (info) editor
Extra skin
Social share plugin
Google Analitic plugin

Openstyles.xml
Some settings that are not available in editors may be changed in openstyle.xml.
This makes virtual tour completely customizable.
Available styles for:

Edit notes:
It is possible to edit tour.xml in any external editor. Save your changes and reload tour.
It is also possible to edit tour in Krpano Tools editor. Be careful with krpano version in this case.

VR notes:

  1. It is better to select vr-optimized droplet to create tour or add scenes, if you show tour only in vr mode. In other case use multires droplet (default).
  2. Only image and textfield-vr hotspots are available.
  3. All layers and other hotspot disappears in vr-mode.
  4. Only "load scene" available as hotspot action. All other actions does not work proper way.
  5. Test tour in external browser.

PanoVideo Creator

PanoVideo Creator is the WYSIWYG editor that allows to prepare 360 video (panovideo) files to show on different devices, combine video into virtual tours, create the user interface and add different types of interactions.
The editor is based on krpano viewer (use version 1.19.5 and higher) and PanoVideo Converter.
Creates video and static interface. Allows to edit video and static tours.

Free trial version with all functions. 10 days of free usage. Try it now and create tours.

PanoVideo Creator Pro

The main advantages:

PanoVideo Converter (free)

PanoVideo Converter is the free program aims to prepare panovideo, video and audio to publish in virtual tours.
Converter creates a set of files that provides the show of the virtual tour in all types of devices.

PanoVideo Converter is the set of instruments: