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Apr 2017

How to install Node in Windows 10

Category: Node | Tags: node windows

Node.js, or just Node as it’s commonly called, is an open source command line tool for JavaScript. Its main use is for developing applications which run JavaScript both on the client, as well as on server side.

Every Node installation comes with Node Package Manager (NPM) tool by default, which allows installing modules very easily via an online repository. According to their website, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world.

Node can be installed in a local computer too so I wrote a quick guide to install it in Windows 10.

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08
Mar 2017
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How to install Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10

Category: Windows | Tags: bash linux

There are many options out there to make bash available on Windows: Git for Windows, Cygwin or a Virtual Box to name a few. After trying most of them, I finally have found the best way to get all the UNIX command line tools at the tips of my fingers. It’s called Bash on Ubuntu on Windows and I promise, once you get this up and running you’ll never look back. I wrote a step by step guide explaining how to install it in just 5 minutes.

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18
Nov 2016
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Unity and Android Studio setup for VR development

Category: VR | Tags: Setup AndroidStudio Unity

In this post I explain how to install and configure two of the most popular programs to develop VR applications: Android Studio and Unity 3D. I also includ several links to free tutorials to get started with VR development.

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13
Oct 2016
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Hotspots rendering in Krpano - Infographic

Category: Krpano | Tags: webgl css3d infographic

Currently Krpano uses WebGL and CSS 3D Transforms to render hotspots. One day it will be able to render all hotspots only in WebGL, but until then you can use the following infographic to find which rendering will be assigned by default.

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06
Oct 2016
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What’s new in Krpano 1.19-pr8

Category: Krpano | Tags: whats-new

We didn’t have to wait long for a new version to be released. Only 21 days to be exact. This one comes with a new tool to test virtual tours locally, a new cool option in Krpano Protect Tool and several fixes for iOS, Google Maps plugin and vtourskin.xml

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04
Oct 2016
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How to hide all hotspots in Krpano

Category: Krpano | Tags: hotspots

Hotspots are very useful to navigate between panoramas. But they can be very obtrusive some times if the virtual tour has many of them. In this case it’s good to incorporate a button to let the users toggle all hotspots.

In this post you’ll learn more about the for loop and the switch action.

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03
Oct 2016

Xorg breaks after updating guest additions

Category: Virtualbox | Tags: guest-additions xorg

Today I started my VirtualBox and felt terrified when the desktop didn’t load. This is one of the scariest scenarios I find using Linux because every time I need to fix Xorg it takes me a few hours to figure out what’s broken and then fix it.

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13
Sep 2016
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What’s new in Krpano 1.19-pr7

Category: Krpano | Tags: whats-new

Apple releases today the new iOS 10. But 5 days ago, Klaus already released a new version of Krpano to support it. How cool is that? It wasn’t easy though. He spent days diving deep into browsers’ source code in order to fix what Apple could fix in this new version.

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08
Sep 2016
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Using Python to tweet when there’s a new version of Krpano

Category: Python | Tags: tweeter script tweepy

Every krpano user knows that Klaus is a very proficient developer and he releases a new version of Krpano very often. There are two options to know if a new build has been released. You could follow @klausreinfeld in Twitter or you could visit Krpano’s download page.
Unfortunately Klaus sometimes forgets to tweet about it and I don’t check Krpano’s website everyday.
That’s why I wrote a script to automatically tweet when a new version of Krpano comes on the scene This is how I did it.

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Aug 2016
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How to embed fonts in Krpano (HTML5 viewer)

Category: Krpano | Tags: textfield fonts

The great majority of virtual tours will end up embedded into a website, so it’s very important that when you add some text in Krpano, you try to make it match the style of that webpage. If the virtual tour is using the HTML5 viewer, then adding a custom font is extremely easy if you know how to do it.

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