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This is part II of Tutorial "Creating Multi-Nodes Panoramas in Flash Format", i will detail out how to publish the Panorama (created in Part I tutorial) to the Web (via DropBox) and share it to public. In case you have not read the part I, you can click the Part I to refer.

 

Working with DropBox

 

You want to make DropBox to act like a Web Server, to serve the html/flash for your panorama to the public. Let's create a DropBox account first.

 

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

Artlantis Creating Multi-Nodes Panoramas in Flash Format | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

2. There are several ways to transfer files to DropBox, i choose to install DropBox Program on my MacBook and use DropBox Program to transfer my local panorama files stored in myhouse folder to DropBox. So, go to http://www.dropbox.com and choose Download DropBox. You imagine DropBox Program is like your FTP Client for you to upload file to Web Server, but it actually do more than that.

 

Artlantis Creating Multi-Nodes Panoramas in Flash Format | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

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

 

Artlantis Creating Multi-Nodes Panoramas in Flash Format | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

Let's carry out the transfer of your panorama files to DropBox.

 

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

 

Artlantis Creating Multi-Nodes Panoramas in Flash Format | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

Note: DropBox folder is opened.

 

4. Copy the Myhouse folder at your desktop.

 

Artlantis Creating Multi-Nodes Panoramas in Flash Format | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

...and paste into Public Folder of your DropBox folder.

 

Note: Public Folder in DropBox is a special folder that can be accessed by Anonymous, ie. Anybody. So, be careful, not to share out your important files.

 

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Note: Monitor the DropBox icon at the MacBook's status bar. Below icon means the DropBox is still in the middle of transferring.

 

Artlantis Creating Multi-Nodes Panoramas in Flash Format | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

Note: Below icon means the transfer is complete, and ready to be accessed.

 

Artlantis Creating Multi-Nodes Panoramas in Flash Format | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

Viewing the Panorama at DropBox Server

 

It is time to copy the URL of the myhouse.html and preview the URL using Web Browser.

 

5. In the DropBox folder, expand the myhouse folder. Right-click the myhouse.html file to display shortcut menu. Then, choose DropBox > Copy Public Link.

 

Artlantis Creating Multi-Nodes Panoramas in Flash Format | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

6. In the URL address bar of Firefox web browser, paste to view the myhouse.html.

 

Note: The panorama is displayed in the Firefox. If you study the html code, it actually call swf files in Player folder and jpg files in Asset folder.

 

Artlantis Creating Multi-Nodes Panoramas in Flash Format | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

Done! We finally come to the end of this tutorial. Thanks for viewing the content. If there is any mistake or unclear things, do drop me the comment.

 

For the Android Mobile users, as far as i know, there is no iVisit 3D Mobile App at Android Market. But, this is not really an issue, Android supports Flash, you can just use Built-In Web Browser of your Android Mobile to view the html/flash. I rather prefer this because you can play as many panoramas as you like, whereas iVisit 3D Lite Mobile App (for iphone and iPad) is limited to 1 panorama per day. But, iVisit 3D Lite is good enought for me as the role of the Artlantis's Trainer.

 

Thanks again to Artlantis for producing this great feature iVisit 3D Panorama. I hope more people can learn and enjoy the feature.

 

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