Release information and news about CityPlanner

Set Point of interest icon altitude and window dimensions

Now it’s possible to set the altitude of points of interests and also custom width and height for POI popup windows. You’ll find it in the editing options for Points of interests, see images below for details.

This fixes the issue with positioning placemarks on top of uploaded 3D-buildings as seen in the screenshot. Now you can set the altitude manually to make sure the placemarks show up above the 3D-model.

Custom width/height enables you to control the presentation of the information. Maybe you have images in 4:3 aspect ratio or a youtube movie that you want to embed. With custom width/height, you can set the window size to match your content.

Note, these settings only show up in the WebGL view, and not in the java project view or the java editor.

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Embed videos and web pages in points of interests

Did you know it is possible to embed web content in the WebGL project view points of interest popup window?

Here’s how to embed a Youtube video:

  1. Open up the editor and create a layer
  2. Create a point of interest and click Show Sourcevideo-embed-1
  3. Go to the Youtube video page click Share and then Embed. Copy the embed code, it should look similar to: 
    <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/jw1AlUwQ_ug” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
  4. Paste the copied embed code in to the edit box in the editor.video-embed-2
  5.  You might want to adjust the width and height of the point of interest popup window to match the video. Click the Size tab to do so.video-embed-3

 

Done!  Here’s how it looks:

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You can do the same for any web content by embedding an iframe with a URL to the content you want to embed.

Portals – Publish several projects into one view

Portals are a new type of project that is now available in CityPlanner. With Portals, you can publish several projects into one view as long as the projects share the same background. The portal projects can be shared with a team by inviting team members, published online with Publish2Web or synced and downloaded to a CityPlanner Offline installation. It even works plugin and app free on iOS and Android.

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Here’s how a Portal looks with a few published projects:

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Portal view (Overview)

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Project view

To create a new Portal, login to CityPlanner. On top of the Projects list, you’ll find a Create Portal button.

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Create new Portal

Select which Scenery (background) and projects you want to include into your Portal. You can add more projects into the Portal later if you wish.

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Create new Portal – Settings

When created, a Portal is edited just like any other project. You can set the start view, add view points and a description. You do that in the Editor.

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Create new Portal – Editor

For the Projects that are included into the Portal, you should remember to set the position and image for the Project Icon in the portal view. You do so with the Editor for each project, the settings are available under the Project Settings, Portal settings section. Click to choose position and upload a PNG if you don’t want to use the default icon.

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Project settings – Icon placement and image

From a Project’s publish page, you can also publish directly to a Portal that you have access to. Here’s how that looks:

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Publish to a Portal

CityPlanner Offline downloads portals and all linked projects using the Sync application. When logging in with the Sync application, you’ll be able to select which portals you want to download and run Offline.

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Download and run Portals with CityPlanner Offline