What is a Virtual Tour?
A virtual tour (or panoramic tour) is a simulation of an existing location, usually composed of panoramic images, a sequence of hyperlinked still or video images, and/or virtual models of the real location. As opposed to actual tourism, a virtual tour is typically accessed on a personal computer.
What is the process?
Our method of creation is to stitch photographs taken from the same point in space but of varying pitch and yaw in order to create a panoramic image which, when rendered using our software, allows the end user to pan and zoom at will.
Who uses Virtual Tours?
Virtual tours are used extensively for universities and in the real estate industry. Virtual Tours can allow a user to view an environment whilst on-line. Currently a variety of industries use such technology to help market their services and product. Over the last few years the quality, usability and accessibility of virtual tours has improved considerably, with some websites allowing the user to navigate the tours by clicking on maps or integrated floor plans.
Applications for Virtual Tours:
- Architecture, architectural history and building sites
- Visualization of real estate and interactive tours
- Campus Tours
- Galleries, museums and conventions
- Objects of tourism and touristic portals
- Interactive 360° travel reports
- Sport centers and state parks
- National parks and landscapes
- Events and interactive group pictures
- Documentation of expeditions and archeological sites
- 360° documentation of film sets
- Art and science
Be sure to visit our Animation Portfolio to view some examples of our work.