Portfolio - Virtual Reality Tours

Showcasing: | Ascension Island Virtual Tour | Ascension Island Accommodation |

Enabling Virtual Reality (VR) on your site enables the user to view a 360° scene or object (e.g. room, golf course, sculpture, car or product). Using this immersive technology, the user is put in control of how they move around the scene or move an object.

There are two types of VR that we create utilising our own state of the art photographic equipment and VR software.

  1. Panoramic Virtual Reality: Using mouse movements, you can view a panoramic image horizontally and vertically as well as zooming in and out.
    Examples: Living Room - QTVR (153kb) or Java Applet (105kb)

  2. Object Virtual Reality: Using mouse movements, you can manipulate an object along any axis, tilting it to gain a view from any direction.
    Examples: Rotating WWII Gun - QTVR (216kb) or JavaScript (104kb)

Resulting VR images can be rendered on web pages using two methods:

  1. QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) (Description) which gives somewhat better image rendering but requires the QuickTime plug-in to be installed on the browser's computer.
  2. Embedded Java Applet (Description) or Embedded JavaScript (Description) - Can be slower than QTVR but does not require any plug-in.

1. Virtual Tour of Ascension Island

Details:
This is part of the Administrator of Ascension Island's site. The tour comprises an interactive map of the island with clickable 'hotspots', where the Internet user can click on an area of the map and "virtually" visit the area he/she clicks on.

There are twenty-six individual QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) tours of the island on this site which can be panned around 360 degrees as well as zoomed in and out.
Technical:
Each tour is in the QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) format and have been created by us utilising our own state of the art photographic equipment and image stitching software.
 

1. Hotel, Budget Accommodation & Self Catering Bungalows

Details:
Ascension Island Tourist Services own and run almost all the available accommodation on Ascension Island. This site showcases the various types of accommodation that the island has to offer and offers thirty-one interactive 360 degree QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) tours in high and low resolution format.
Technical:
Each tour is in the QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) format. A simple to use JavaScript form calculates flight and accommodation charges.