Flash Panorama Player 2.0 release candidate
Good news for panorama creators: next version of the player is almost done. I need to finish some last features and make all pre-arranged tests. Some tests will be public. Today we are testing a new behaviour and several concerned parameters.
(direct link: http://flashpanoramas.com/player/test/achtung/)
Main feature of the new player is a new behaviour (mouseBehaviour previously) with number 2 (behaviours 0 and 1 stay the same). It is nice and smooth. Further to this behaviour I created a new keyboard controller. It can handle several buttons simultaneously, so you can navigate now more intuitively, no problem to move panorama diagonally or by curve using zoom in or zoom out button at the same time. Finally it uses Shift/Control buttons for zoom by default!
As usual I’m trying to give panorama creators more possibilities for tweaking of the panorama engine. In addition to the behaviour parameter you are able to set:
sensitivity – change the sensitivity of the panorama to keyboard and mouse events (works with all behaviours),
friction – coefficient of deceleration for panorama motion,
threshold – the order of magnitude of the rotation speed when the panorama motion stops to calculate and the antialiasing switches on.
Also I supplemented the segments parameter to this test application in order to evaluate it’s influence on motion smoothness. I remind once again: the minimal value of this param gives the most quick and smooth panorama redrawing, the maximal value do the better quality of the sewing (no “waving” on the straight lines).
Additional small features you can notice in this example:
low-quality preview – this can be done with the previous version of the player as well, for the new version is even simpler to create.
graphical loader – I used a simple animated indicator as a panorama plugin; this is a very simple application, I’m going to create a collection of graphical loaders for choice, show or describe your favorite loader and I will create it as a separate plugin soon.
right-click menu items to open fullscreen – another simple plugin (somebody asked for this one on the forum), will be included in the next version package. Note, all keyboard shortcuts are disabled in fullscreen mode by Adobe for security reasons…
Another tests will be published soon.
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