Panorama files are the quickest and most data efficient way to create interactive tours. They work by wrapping a stretched image over a sphere and placing the virtual camera within it. The camera is then controlled by the movement of your mouse allowing you full 360 degree panning of the image in all axes. The subject of the image could be an interior space, a building exterior or just about anything that is built in three dimensions. Panorama presentations allow you to move from room to room by clicking on active parts of the image ie: doors or signposts. Although not as dynamic as Virtual Tour, this medium has the advantage of generating low file sizes making them ideal for web presentations. VR files can be computer generated for pre-construction jobs or photographic for existing environments.
Check out a simple computer generated VR Tour here. Use your ‘back’ button to return. Check out a photographic VR Tour here. Use your ‘back’ button to return. Contact us for a copy of our latest DVD which contains more VR panorama samples
Below is a sample QuickTime VR file. Hold your left mouse button over the image and drag to rotate the view. Note that you need Qucktime Viewer installed to view this file.