Topic: Weblinks built into a Synth

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chris.alexander (Over 1 year ago)
I am putting together a Photosynth for a library and wanted to test the limits of the technology. Aside for the obvious wow factor, is there a way I can add links in a Photosynth (i.e. taking the tour a patron sees the circulation desk and I embed a link that takes to a webpage with info on our loaning policies)? 
Also is there a way to reverse the process and have a link from a page to a particular section of the synth (i.e a patron find a book in the online catalog and is going to the stacks to get the book the synth could provide directions from one area of the library to another)?
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
The reverse scenario is possible (linking from anywhere to a specific place in the synth). Any time that you use the 'Share' link (the envelope icon to the right of any synth), the link you are getting has the camera's exact current position inside the synth added to the synth's address.

As for having links appear based on where you are in the synth, there's no functionality there yet, however the Stargate Universe TV show did something like what you describe with their synths on their own custom made site.

You can see what they did by visiting this link (watch the text to the side of the synth change as you visit different highlights):
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
I'm not sure how technically inclined you are, but if you know your way around Javascript, I'm sure you'll find this to be useful:
michaeldenis (Over 1 year ago)
Neato about the "share" feature.  The Javascript site is also noteworthy.  Good stuff, Nathanael.
chris.alexander (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks for the info.