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January 29, 2019 at 1:13 pm in reply to: Best 360 Photography into Virtual Tour for Real Estate #19464
Matterport has just announced a partnership with Insta360 such that you can use the ONE X vs. their high end camera system.
Have Camera Will Travel!December 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm in reply to: Best 360 Photography into Virtual Tour for Real Estate #19139
I am back again as I thought I would upgrade 3DVista but that option was cost prohibitive. They wanted me to pay the full price (what I originally paid) to upgrade. They offered me the 40% off they are giving people who were using Kolor. So in other words, I am being asked to pay as much for an upgrade as those who never owned the product. I have never paid more than 5-10% of the retail price to do an upgrade and was flabbergasted I was being asked to pay “full price” for an upgrade. I am mentioning that here as people who are considering 3DVista might wish to consider a different product without a 100% upgrade fee.
If I am going to re-consider Pano2VR, is their standard version suitable for my needs? I have reviewed the comparison chart on their site, but since I am unfamiliar with the product, I wasn’t sure I understood what all of the limitations were. Perhaps I could try out the free trial version and I might get a better idea. Having an unbranded version might be the killer difference.
I found a discount at Nodal Ninja which makes buying Pano2VR almost the same as 3DVista wants for an upgrade.
Have Camera Will Travel!December 28, 2018 at 7:53 pm in reply to: Best 360 Photography into Virtual Tour for Real Estate #19137
Thank you very much for that additional information.
A big distinction is that I had a trial of PanoVR and I own 3DVista. I wrote Carlos to ask him if there is an upgrade price from my old to the new and am waiting for the response from the other side of the world.
Have Camera Will Travel!December 28, 2018 at 2:05 pm in reply to: Best 360 Photography into Virtual Tour for Real Estate #19133
Thanks to you too Jose. I actually stumbled upon Kolor while doing my research prior to my message here.
Their site said the product is no longer being sold so I am unable to buy it, even if it was the best. Further, the web site and documentation is still online, however the site says:
“For support on Kolor products, the documentation and the Kolor support forum will remain open in read-only mode for the time being.”
For those who have it and love it, that is great, but doesn’t seem like a path I should pursue.
ps: I lived in Panama for 2.5 years, I lived on the Texas/Mexico border for 11 years, took 3 years of HS Spanish, spent too many weekends in Juarez, and after living in Minnesota until 2012, I am back in a Spanish-speaking state, New Mexico. Does that mean I know Spanish…nope…but thanks…
Have Camera Will Travel!December 28, 2018 at 1:57 pm in reply to: Best 360 Photography into Virtual Tour for Real Estate #19131
You made a great point. It just happens I saw a YouTube video of the current 3DVista and it is totally different that what I was using. I used 3DVista from 2007 until 2014 and of course I should have realized the product would be entirely different now than in 2014. I did forget to mention that I used Pano2VR back in 2009 which I think I used only for nadir caps.
Regarding the free lunch, our minds work differently. Sometimes a program can be easily grasped while another program, maybe not so much.
Didn’t they say Einstein couldn’t tie his own shoes?
Have Camera Will Travel!December 27, 2018 at 10:56 pm in reply to: Best 360 Photography into Virtual Tour for Real Estate #19115
Hello one and all! I am new here and this is my first post. I have been shooting virtual tours since 2003 but have been inactive for awhile and am interested in some of my options for virtual tour making.
- I want to “own” my tours, i.e. I don’t want to have them cloud hosted. Companies come and go and charge you tomorrow for what was free today. I would prefer building the tours on a PC and hosting them on one of my sites.
Since I am getting more senile by the day, I hope the program is not too complicated.
Needs to be able to accommodate a large number of 360s. I have a project I shot that is about 50 360s spread over a two story museum plus on the grounds surrounding the museum. Could end up with as many as 60 360s when done.
I don’t know that I need any sophisticated features. I want to have two floorplans, possibly three. Would like to connect from 360 to 360 to “walk around” the floor plan and be able to go up and downstairs.
Most of my older tours were Flash, and we know what happened there. I am guessing the current favorite is HTML5?
Over the years I have used a variety or programs, the two most recent being 3DVista and Tourweaver. I thought 3Dvista was fairly easy to use, but limited (at least in my older version) and I never was able to wrap my head around Tourweaver and actually hired a guy to build tours with it for me.
I use PTGUI to make the panos. I have a PhotoShop macro for the nadir but it only makes a mirror ball. Would like something with more flexibility and easy to use. I mainly use a D7000 with a Nodal Ninja and a Sigma 8mm lens.
Thanks so much for helping an old guy out :)
Have Camera Will Travel!