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11-13-2001, 09:13 PM
Ok, i'm sure that some of you have seen this but does anyone have any info on how they get the QTVR and the flash to speak with one another. Especially the bouncing balls reacting to the clicks in the QTVR.

This seems really cool but I (as usual) have no idea how they do it.


11-14-2001, 04:48 AM
but this is what i see (dont know if possible with quicktime).
have swf say for the foyer with a qt movie loaded on level0, on level1 you have basically an image map so if the mouse xy coords cross certain location on movie popup a little arrow or info icon and tell the corresponding dot on the map to start bouncing, and if a clip then just fire the animation and load sequence... problem is i don't think you can have qt in flash in that fashion.
does that make any sense?

11-14-2001, 05:44 PM
sort of...i'm assuming that there might be a level of command that you can produce with quicktime pro. maybe to javascript and then to flash? also i've never seen anybody use custom cursors...wait yea i have, Myst, duh. anyway it seems that the two - the flash and the quicktime are communicating in both directions, maybe not...

11-15-2001, 04:30 AM
Hey there - That's pretty slick isnt it?!

I had a pretty good look around the site and had a play with the URL after dugging through the HTML code - For what it is worth, here is my theory:
I dont think they are being quite as complex as what you suggested. I think the little panoramas that the yellow balls jump into are all done in Flash along with the main interface and then if you click the QTVR icon on the top right THEN it loads a QTVR in a new window.

If you control click on either one they will tell you what the player being used is. The little ones show up with the Flash Player controls and the Big QTVR ones show up the QTVR controls. What do you think?

11-15-2001, 03:22 PM
ya, kinda pissed me off that i read vilehelms post from work, cause then i went and wasted about an hour(of work time) strolling around the sydney opera house. -way slick-

11-15-2001, 04:50 PM
Hey guys... just testing. disregard please.

09-23-2003, 08:28 PM
Does anyone know of any tutorials that show how to do this?

Colin Campbell
09-23-2003, 08:46 PM
I got a 404... I wanna see it! :(

Anyway, could someone please clarify what QTVR is? I'm not up-to-date with you kids and your techno mumbo jumbo. :p

09-24-2003, 02:53 AM
Try this link (http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/h/t_virtual_tour_fs1.html). I think it goes to the same place.


09-24-2003, 12:44 PM
on level1 you have basically an image map so if the mouse xy coords cross certain location on movie popup a little arrow

You can have hotspots in qtvr, which then call other VR's when clicked and could possibly pass information to the MC. I don't know for sure. I can't wait till I get through with this current project cause this is what I will be moving onto, but I think I can do a better VR with flash and quicktime rather than with QuickTime alone. I've done several hundred VR's with quicktime and found the resolution to be bad and the compression to be worse. Since my company deals with high profile art, it is important that we have an acceptable level of resolution so users can actually see what they are looking at when they zoom in. The vr's listed here disabled the ability to zoom so resolution is less of a problem of course. Theirs are around 300k mine were around 700k..

Here is apples quicktime vr authoring program


And this looks like a good resource for qtvr tutorials.


But like I said I think you can do a better VR with flash using a pano stitched by quicktime.

10-06-2003, 07:19 PM
That link didn't work for me. Is it the same virtual tour linked off http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com? Because that's a kickass site :)

10-06-2003, 10:21 PM
Holy bloody hell. @.@

That is some crazyness. :o