July 14, 2016 at 7:56 am #9860
james NeissForum Member
I use Pano2VR to create single virtual tours. Is there a way to distribute them in an email like embedded in a PDF. I’m looking for a stand alone way to distribute without web hosting.
http://downtown360.comJuly 14, 2016 at 5:21 pm #9862
Sam RohnIVRPA Director Member webmaster
sending large multi-file archives like a HTML5 360° virtual tour through email is not a good idea, it would require the recipient to download an entire archive before viewing (vs progressive download viewing in web browser), and tour would probably have to be zipped before sending which would create other problems as well (not many email clients accept unzipped directories as attachments), especially on mobile devices (no zip support), and many desktop devices will also not be able to view a local web archive (even if you did email it) without special configuration to bypass security restrictions on that local computer, as html or other web files received in email could be malicious in some way
you could send a single swf type flash pano via email, but flash itself is considered a legacy technology for 360° panorama tours at this point, and flash is not supported on any mobile device, and is disabled by default in firefox and chrome on desktop due to security issues, and random swf files sent via email might be flagged as suspicious or possibly malicious by recipients spam filters etc, flash is dead for a few years now, and HTML5 is the industry standard for 360° virtual tours nowadays
in short, you are far beter off getting a proper web hosting plan or using a pano hosting site such as 360cities or round.me and sending a link to your tour via email, not trying to send the entire tour and all required files itself in an email message ;)
samJuly 15, 2016 at 1:35 pm #9869
james NeissForum Member
Thanks Sam… get out of making pano’s for a few years and the world changes around one. :-)
http://downtown360.comOctober 26, 2016 at 10:32 am #10988
Eduard MaraisForum Member
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