Frequently Asked Questions
A 360° Virtual Tour is a display of interactive panoramic images that feature an existing scene/room or location, giving web site visitors a 360 degree view, and the best sense of being there. Virtual Tours can allow a user to view an environment whilst on-line. Our panoramic images are made using advanced photographic techniques and are exported in a special way so making them easy to view/host & maintain on my clients’ websites. A virtual tour may also be called a Panoramic Tour, 360 Degree VR Tour, 3D Virtual Tour, 360 Photography, 360 Panoramic View, 360 Degree Presentation, 360 Tour.
Panoramic is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment and software, that captures images with elongated fields of view. Panoramic images use a wide aspect ratio that provides an unobstructed view of an area, most typically a landscape, covering more than the human eye can naturally see.
HDR, or ‘High Dynamic Range’ compositing is the process of layering photos of the same subject at different exposures to achieve the best lighting conditions for each part of your image. A photo panorama consists of multiple photos stitched together using a computer program, allowing super-wide angles of view for the viewer to take in more of the environment. Combining these techniques create photos that are not only beautiful, but packed with information for both the photo editor and the final viewer.
The first step required to create a virtual tour is to capture the virtual tour images. Virtual tour images are created by capturing from 4-9 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. The second step required to create a virtual tour is to process and then retouch your stitched image. Once the stitching together and retouching of separate images done, the final step is encompassing a 360 degree circle or a spherical view using a virtual tour software.
Hotspots are clickable areas within the vr tour that create a very cool way to display deeper information on any environment, and allow for the viewer to move to another location by simply clicking on them.
Each virtual tour comes with a standard skin navigation, but extra features such as hotspots, floor plan, information panel, Google map can be added up on request.
Virtual tour, is an effective method for the presentation of hotels, restaurants, clubs, schools, spas, pubs, commercial properties and other public and touristic places on web. Virtual tours are also popular and highly effective in the commercial property industry, where a realistic 3D view of a home or property can be presented to interested purchasers.
Your website is your “shop window”. Having a 360 Virtual tour on your website is the perfect tool of today’s internet marketing increasing your level of service and gain a competitive edge.
Myself and my partners aim is to provide an outstanding, fast, reliable, high quality service at realistic rates, based on the specific requirements of our customers. I offer a wide range of interactive HDR 360 degree virtual tours, 3D object virtual tours, panorama photography and professional web design incorporating a rich variety of features in order to produce a personalised, high quality presentation that works specifically for your business. In a current financial climate is really difficult to come up with a competitive pricing, that is why I always try to agree on a price to fit our clients budget.
No, you do not need to have a website for your virtual tour, but if you need one, we can build it for you as well. Your vr tour(s) will be hosted on one of our servers for free of charge, and a link will be provided once the project finished. You can use this link for your marketing by either emailing or get them embedded into other websites.
Virtual Tours are typically processed within 72 hours of being photographed, but the timescale also depends on the complexity of the project, any additional design and the number of scenes/rooms.
Yes, you can! As you probably know Apple does not support Flash on their devices. Which means, you cannot view Flash content on your Apple gadget such as Flash Virtual Tours. But we have got the solution. for more information please check out Our html5 virtual tours section.