I am experimenting with a Photosynth presentation for exploring a picture, combining an auto animation and interactive modes. The idea is that a pano animation runs continuously, tempting visitors by displaying various highlights, to explore points of interest. The idea is that as soon as a visitor touches the mouse, control is transferred to the user, and when the user stops his interaction the automatic animation resumes.
I placed a test presentation at:
It is composed of three Photosynth windows, each showing the same pano picture (of the port of Chania in Crete), but with different highlights and different tempos. Upon loading the page all three synths start to run (it may take a few seconds). Visitors can interact with any window, and when they leave, the animation resumes.
Continuing in the next page.