Click Here Design
has updated CubicConnector, the application that links cubic format QuickTime VR (QTVR) panoramas into virtual tours that can be exported as multinode movies or HTML-based single node movies, to version 2.0.
“The software is Mac-only, and this release draws heavily on QuickTime’s treasure chest to fully exploit the potential for making QuickTime VR-based virtual tours,” Michael Bradshaw, manager of Click Here Design, told MacCentral.
CubicConnector 2.0 — which runs on Mac OS X (10.2 and higher) and Mac OS 9.1 (and higher) — allows QuickTime VR tour makers to add maps to their virtual tour, sound that plays when a viewer enters a node, directional sound that gets louder when you’re facing a certain part of the panorama, and auto-rotation options. The ability to add maps to a virtual tour is based on QuickTime “Sprites”; this means that they’ll play wherever QuickTime movies can. Version 2.0 also adds support for polygonal hotspots that can span the edges of cube faces and options to add movie info annotations and full-screen playback.
CubicConnector 2.0 costs US$79. Registered users of version 1.0 can upgrade for $45.