I’m frequently asked to create architectural and real estate virtual tours . These are a very interesting form of architectural photography. I’ve been generating these virtual tours for the Virginia real estate industry since the mid 90’s. My proprietary process for creating virtual tours is complicated, but it yields a very high quality virtual tour. Each VR tour image starts with 25 fisheye exposures which are processed through a series of 5 programs to generate a single virtual tour image. Once merged and stitched, the resulting 360 degree panoramic image can be displayed in a number of ways: Quicktime VR, IPIX, Flash and Java are the most popular. IPIX virtual tours are used by many real estate companies. Below is a Quicktime VR version of the above flat image. This image is from a Virginia virtual tour of a model home done recently for a Virginia home builder.
February 1, 2010