If you refer the tutorial titled "Creating Multi-Nodes Panoramas in Flash Format", you can see that the Artlantis is able to create iVisit 3D Panorama in Flash Format. Unfortunately, Flash is not supported on iOS Technology, so you can't view the iVisit 3D panorama in flash format on the iPhone and iPad.

 

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Artlantis/iVisit 3D Company is very kind to provide another tool called iVisit 3D Builder that can convert the panorama flash format into pno format.

 

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This pno file can only be viewed by iOS Mobile App called iVisit 3D mobile App. iVisit 3D mobile app comes with 2 versions, iVisit 3D Lite (free) and iVisit 3D (commercial, USD19.99), downloadable at App Store. Lite Version has a limitation to view only one panorama in one day.

 

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In this tutorial, i will continue from the work from Tutorial "Creating Multi-Nodes Panoramas in Flash Format", and detail out the steps to:

 

  • Convert the panorama into pno file using iVisit3D Builder
  • Create DropBox Account or box.net Account(you can choose either dropbox or box.net)
  • Upload pno file to DropBox or box.net
  • Download the iVisit 3D Lite into my iPhone and iPad
  • Use iVisit3D Lite to access pno file stored at dropbox or box.net

 

Convert the panorama into pno file using iVisit3D Builder

 

1. Double-click to launch the iVisit3D Builder.

 

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Note: A small box is shown on screen.

 

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2. Drag the myhouse folder at your desktop to the small box.

 

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Note: You can see the processing is going on.

 

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Note: Once the processing is finished, notice that a file called myhouse.pno is created side by side with myhouse folder.

 

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Create dropbox Account or box.net Account (you can choose either dropbox or box.net)

 

If you already have DropBox account, you can skip this step.

 

3. Go to http://www.dropbox.com and create an account.

 

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If you already have DropBox program installed at your machine, you can skip this step.

 

4. There are several ways to transfer files to DropBox, i choose to install DropBox Program on my MacBook and use DropBox Program to transfer the myhouse.pno file to DropBox. So, go to http://www.dropbox.com and choose Download DropBox.

 

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Note: Once installed, you can see the DropBox icon at your Status Bar of Macbook.

 

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Upload pno file to dropbox or box.net

 

Let's carry out the transfer of your myhouse.pno file to DropBox.

 

5. Click the DropBox icon to display the menu, and then choose Open DropBox Folder.

 

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6. In the DropBox Folder, create a folder called iVisit 3D. Please make sure you use this folder name, else iVisit 3D mobile App cannot recognize the pno file's location. Once the folder is created, copy and paste the myhouse.pno into iVisit 3D folder.

 

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Download the iVisit 3D Lite into my iPhone and iPad

 

7. On your iPhone, go to App Store and search "iVisit 3D". Install iVisit 3D Lite.

 

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8. Once the iVisit 3D Lite installed, tap iVisit 3D Lite icon to launch the app.

 

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Note: Area A is the pno-typed panorama that already downloaded to your iphone. Area B is to describe the size of the pno, how many nodes inside the pno, the file name of the pno.

 

If you are first time using iVisit 3D, you shall have blank on Area A and B.

 

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Use iVisit3D Lite to access pno file stored at dropbox or box.net

 

pno that you put at DropBox is not immediately available to your iVisit 3D Lite App of your iphone. You still need to download it from DropBox. Here are the steps.

 

9. Tap the Download icon (bottom left of the earlier screen).

 

Note: A Alert Sheet slides in from bottom.

 

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10. Choose Import from DropBox.

 

Note: Great! You finally can see a page showing the pno file inside the iVisit 3D folder of your DropBox.

 

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11. Key in the Dropbox's login information, i.e. your email and password (at step 3).

 

12. Click the Download icon.

 

Note: Once downloaded, the pno-type panorama is shown in the screen at the Area A i mentioned earlier. Tap to access it. You will get a warning telling you that you need to confirm to take this panorama as the day of your panorama.

 

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13. Click Yes to confirm.

 

Note: Panorama is viewed in horizontal position of the iPhone.

 

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Note: This is the floor plan when floor plan icon is clicked.

 

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Done! Finally!

 

Click Part II to see some of the screenshots and explanation for iPad.

 

 

Written by Liang Ee Hang | LinkedIn
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