to Learning to Make Panoramas and Object Movies
QuickTime VR Authoring Studio software allows you to quickly and
easily create 3-D panoramas and object movies from almost any type
of photograph. Both can be fully interactive through the use of
"hotspots" to link the user to other types of multimedia within
or outside the current web site.
with a digital camera or a point and shot, film-based camera,
the photos can be quickly "stitched" together to create an incredible
3-D panoramic movie.
panorama was made using a set of 16 still photographs which were
taken in a 360 degree sequence and then "stitched" together using
the "Panorama Stitcher" in the Apple QuickTime VR Authoring Studio.
plug-in is required and comes bundled with newer browser software.
If you are using an older version of a browser software, download
the newest version of the plug-in from QuickTime's
download page for no charge.
your cursor in the middle of the panorama and hold your mouse
button down. Dragging the mouse to the left or the right allows
you to pan through the entire panorama and back to the starting
point. Moving the cursor up or down allows you to pan towards
the top or bottom of the panorama.
you may zoom in or out to examine any one point in detail. This
can be done by placing your cursor on the plus key to zoom in
or the minus key to zoom out and holding down the mouse button.
So how are
object movies different from panoramas? One is in the way the
photographs are taken. For panoramas, the camera is rotated and
a picture is shot at each stop or location. With object movies,
the object which is being photographed is moved either by hand
or on a turntable type mechanism and a picture is shot each time
the turntable is stopped. This gives the 3-dimensional
feeling when viewing an object. As you look at and interact with
an object you feel as if you are actually manipulating and viewing
the object from each angle.
QuickTime VR Authoring Studio software also has the capabilities
to construct scenes.
panoramas and object movies to create a scene.
An example of a scene can be found on the Storage
section of the Digital Cameras module. This scene combines
a panorama, object movies and links or hot spots which lead
to web pages that contain additional information. Use the
back button on your browser window to return to this page
after viewing the sample scene.