So far we’ve introduced this series and taken a look at the format of panoramic images both in A360 cloud rendering and in krpano. The next step – before publishing the code, which I’ll do at the beginning of next week – is to take a look at the XML format needed by the krpano viewer.
For simplicity, we’re going to have a single, top-level krpano scene that links to scenes created for the various stereo panos that we’ve downloaded and processed from A360 cloud rendering. This top-level scene is copied from a sample scene provided by krpano, but we’re going to customize its thumbnails and links to point to our newly created sub-scenes.
To get an idea of the scene format at its simplest, here’s a sample XML file that the tool has generated for the “Meeting room” scene:
<scene name=‘Meeting room‘>
<preview url=‘Meeting room-L.tiles/preview.jpg‘ />
<image stereo=‘true‘ stereolabels=‘L|R‘>
<cube url=‘Meeting room-%t.tiles/pano_%s.jpg‘ />
<cube url=‘Meeting room-%t.tiles/mobile_%s.jpg‘ devices=‘iOS‘ />
The understand what this means, let’s take a look at the files created by the tool…