[whatwg] Proposal for HTML5: Virtual Tours

Rik Cabanier cabanier at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 12:53:49 PDT 2012

The underlying flash implementation doesn't have any specific code for
tours either. Flash offers an interface that allows quick swapping of
bitmaps. Canvas offers similar features so a developers should be able to
implement the same interactive interface and reuse many of the same
programming concepts.

Try this site:  http://www.google.com/nexus/#/galaxy/specs

Adobe Systems

On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 9:14 AM, Jesús Ruiz García
<jesusruiz2007 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello again to all the group whatwg.
> I have a second proposal, which like the first, I do not know if it can be
> useful for inclusion in HTML5.
> This time, I want to speak to you of the virtual tours, used by museums,
> clinics, libraries, hotels and a long list of websites.
> So far, all the more powerful virtual tours I've seen, are made in Flash.
> Usually, these tours are created with the following applications:
> *Easypano Virtual Tour Software*, *3DVista*, *Flashificator*, *Autopano
> Tour
> * and some others.
> An example of Easypano virtual tour:
> http://www.vitaldent.com/nuestras_clinicas.jsp
> Other examples using 3DVista:
> http://www.3dvista.com/virtual-tours-samples.htm
> I've been reviewing whether some library is being developed to support the
> creation of these applications on HTML5. I found a project called
> Pannellum, which uses WebGL:
> http://www.mpetroff.net/archives/2012/05/28/introducing-pannellum/
> For now though it works properly on Chrome, but isn't powerful or
> beautiful, as are the tours developed with Flash applications.
> My proposal is to give more support to this type of works. We could create
> a new tag called "tour" or something similar. If video and audio have own
> tag, also a tour could be differentiated from the other elements of the
> website.
> As I always say in my posts, I apologize if this has already been
> discussed, or this isn't HTML5 philosophy.
> A greeting, thanks and pardon for my english.
> *Jesús Ruiz*
> jesusruiz at php.net
> jesusruiz2007 at gmail.com

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