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Subject: Re: FLASH: OT: Virtual tours
From: Robbert - Jan
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 17:58:51 +0100

A very simple solution would be QuicktimeVR worlds just made with a standard
You don't need special camera's for this.
what you need is a standard to place your camera stable. A piece of paper
with a circle drawn on it. split this circle in 12 pieces, draw lines for
all these pieces. Plae the camera on top of it. and make a foto rotate the
camera to the next line (from the pieces) and do this twelve times. You now
have a panorama view from a room.
Get yourself a copy of a quicktimeVR editor (we did this ones in the studio
but I can.t remember the name of the program we used).
Edit you room, you also have the ability to create hotspots to be placed on
doors etc. so you can walk through a house or building. Make panorama
pictures of all the rooms and you've got your virtual tour.
Without the use of expensive camera's

I suggest you do this only on estates that are really worth the time for
doing this :)

----- Original Message -----
> Sorry for the OT.
> I am doing a site for a friends Estate Agents business, and I've suggested
> that she thinks about having a section for 'Virtual Tours'. Does anyone
> what the simplest and most cost effective way would be to do this? What
> software to use etc. She doesn't have a very large budget for this.
> Second, anyone have experience of digital camcorders? What my friend wants
> to know is: will she need a digital camcorder for the virtual tours, and a
> digital camera for the stills, or can you get good quality stills from the
> digital camcorder negating the need to buy both?

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