In the panorama version of Photosynth the highlights define a programmable animation path which is run by clicking the Play/Pause button. I would like to have an Auto button that will play this animation just as the Play/Pause button, but will have the following feature: The animation will run continuously until the mouse is moved. Moving the mouse will pause the animation without clicking the pause button, transferring control to the user. If a period of, say, 30 seconds passes without moving the mouse, the animation resumes and continues to run until the mouse is moved again.
This auto-animation option is required for running Photosynth pano applications in a public place, such as an exhibition hall or a sales parlor, letting visitors either watch the animation passively or interact with it. When a visitor stops interacting the animation resumes.
Is such a feature possible?