We have done a great deal of work here in the lab on photographic
VR technologies, and we still feel that the Apple VR panorama and
object technolgies are very powerful. So here is a gallery concept
demonstrator which might help you to think about applications of
Here we present a view of the stairwell outside the KMi lab as
a QuickTime Cubic VR. In concept,
you can make up a virtual gallery out of pretty much any scene that
makes sense to the user's eye. So in this scene we have virtually
hung a selection of pictures produced by the kids at Heronsgate
Middle School in Milton Keynes on the walls of the stairwell. In
our virtual gallery you can pan around and zoom in - much as in
a regular VR, (either use the controls we have added to the movie,
or just drag over it). However, in a cubic scene you can go all
the way up-and-down. Furthermore, this example contains multiple
movies, controls, rollovers and links to external web pages.
Click on the image below to check it out...
The "now old-fashioned" cylindrical VRs became a robust
object and panorama technology some years ago. So much so, in fact
that we showed the local kids how to produce a
school tour of linked panoramas back in 1998. It is low data-rate,
designed for the modem-web, but we think they still look good. Actually,
if you are on a modem you might like to try these first! Designed
for low-data, they are small and fast loading - whilst our big gallery
above will build very slowly (note that this can be quite interesting
in effect, as the cube is very visible during this build!)
You will need Apple
Quicktime 5 or better to view this movie. Please note - you do NOT
need the Pro version of QuickTime.
To check your installation is configured
If Quicktime does not Auto-Install
then you may need to download the internet installer from
the button below.
users behind the firewall should click here
to install QuickTime,and select 'Run from current location'
when prompted - if in doubt talk to your IT facilitator.
Standalone Installer available