AAS WorldWide Telescope “tours” are scripted, multimedia experiences that guide the viewer through WWT’s simulated universe. Imagine a PowerPoint presentation that overlays the standard text blocks, links, and interactive elements on top of astronomical imagery in two, three, or even four dimensions.

This guide covers relatively advanced topics on the subject of tour authoring. To learn how to play back existing tours and how to create basic tours, consult the Guided Tours section of the User Manual.

Sophisticated tours often create compelling visual effects by adding one or more specialized graphical “layers” to the WWT engine. Consult the Layer Guide to learn how to create custom layers and the Data Guide to learn about the data formats that can be imported into WWT, as well as the tools that will help you perform any necessary format conversions.