|Welcome to a Virtual Reality Tour of our school, Ethical Culture, one of the three schools of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School. The building has six floors, a basement and a sub-basement We have chosen eight rooms of interest in our school to create virtual reality panaromas so you can take virtual tours of the rooms. When you move your mouse over the picture of our school a photo of the room appear below the main menu. When you click on the floor, it will take you to the page of the room. You can view the room as though you were standing in the center of the room. Have a fun time browsing around our school!
Read about how we created the virtual reality tour.
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I'm sure you want to know how we made these amazing virtual reality panorams of the room to make a tour of room seem real. Well, here's your chance to find out how! All you need is a digital camera, a tripod, a tripod head, a computer, Virtual Reality authoring software , and a patient photographer. Each member of the team chose a room to create a virtual reality panorama. Some of us chose two rooms. Below is a summarized list of steps we took
Computer: Apple Imac with 96 mb memory
Digita; Camera: FujiFilm Digital Cameras MX 2700 and FinePix 4900 Zoom
Tripod : Vanguard
Photographic Panaromic Tripod Head: Kaidan Photographic VR Tripod head Model KiWi +
Since each of us created a virtual reality panorama we have lots to say about the process. Here are our opinions on the best, and the worst parts of making a VR panorama.
Our words of wisdom to others who want to create virtual reality panorams:
Lan: Be careful when doing the simplest task such as clicking and turning the camera or you'll soon find out that it is the most difficult step in the whole process. Imagine returning to the site when you can only have access the next week to retake the photographs, or when you have to walk 6 flights of stairs to get back there.
Nick : Make sure when you are stitching your VR that you choose the right type of VR. A common mistake is choosing a panaroma VR instead of an object VR or vice versa.
Sherry: The hardest part for me is making sure the camera is in the right spot at the right time. Make sure that while you are taking photographs that there's nobody else in the room, or no body parts in the way of the camera!
Henry: Doing a VR is much harder, and easier, than it seems. All you have to do is take pictures, and stitch them together with a computer program. But if you take two pictures with different spacing between them, then the entire VR is ruined. The smallest seeming mistake could be a big one!
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