Creating a virtual tour.
How to create a virtual tour or panoramic photo.
the 360 virtual tour.
The first step required to create a virtual tour is to capture the virtual tour images. Virtual tour images are created by capturing from 6-18 images from the center point of view of the scene. This is done by placing a specially equipped digital or film camera on a panoramic tripod head at the center point of the scene and rotating the camera after the image is captured. Generally 50% overlap is sufficent for stitching together the virtual tour.
Software: Stitching the virtual tour together and retouching.
The second step required to create a virtual tour is to process and then retouch your stitched image. You must have appropiate virtual tour software for doing this step. There are many companies that provide software for creating virtual tours. Some leaders vendors you can find on this site. Virtual tour software comes in a variety configurations from automated to complex, from free to expensive. Depending on your needs and quality your results can vary dramatically.
Check out some of the virtual tours created for on travel guides created by Destination360. You can see a Pompeii virtual tour, New York City Virtual Tour. Another site to see is Fullscreen360 which showcases helicopter tours in Na Pali, Ancient ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico, and the beautiful island of Santorini in Greece.
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