World's first 3D Urbex website with downloadable panoramic views?

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Hi folks,

Hope you can help with something I'd love to be able to make available to visitors to my site..

My website is all about Urban Exploration (visits to endangered buildings in the UK) and I have recently found out that the program I used to generate some of the panoramic shots can also be used to view the locations in 3d as though the viewer were actually there turning his or her head. I've found a link to a live version of the program for the 3D viewer, but what I would like to be able to do is to make a series of panoramas for each of the locations we have visited available for visitors to my website to download and view as a set in 3D.

I know that there is an option to provide files for download - is there a tutorial for how this works, please? Is it also possible to upload (and make available for download) .ISO burnable CD Rom disc images as some of the panoramic image files are quite big and a set would be typically around 70 to 100 mB. Downloading each jpeg file in a set would take forever, as there is around 2gB of images on the site to date, roughly 40% of which are panoramic views. Would it also be possible to zip or compress the ISO files for download to speed the process up at all?

I appreciate that this is quite ambitious and a lot to ask & answer, but if it is at all possible, it would allow me (and YOLA) to provide something that no other Urban Exploration website on the planet can offer, which is tremendously exciting.

A huge thankyou in advance for your help and support!

With all good wishes,

Lawrence :o)
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Lawrence Russell

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Hello Lawrence,

I am going to try my best to assist but please do forgive me if I'm not quite fully understanding what you are wanting to do.

If you are a Yola Silver user, you can upload files up to 100MB to your File Manager. With these uploads, you can add individual files or zipped files. Your visitors can download these files using the File Widget.

However, while you can upload zipped files, we cannot compress the files for you. So, you will need to do this yourself.

If you find that even after compressing your files, it's still too big to upload, you can consider uploading to a file hosting service and then link to your file to download.

I do hope that helps. Perhaps others may be able to comment and give suggestions as well.