Photographic based virtual reality is fast becoming one of the most exciting areas of the digital imaging world. No helmets, no gloves; no longer even an interactive panorama tool, the new techniques create fully immersive experiences where the viewer can look up and down as well as sideways whilst playing with virtual objects.
This book provides a visual introduction that is both easy to read and understand. The ideas and techniques draw on those used by industry professionals and are presented in a step by step form, allowing readers to gradually develop VR skills. Practice images and demonstration versions of the software used in the book can be downloaded from the companion website.
The author reviews and discusses a range of hardware and software options, providing VR imaging solutions for budget conscious amateurs and professionals alike. Comprehensive technique overviews are provided for the capture, creation and display of Standard and cubic panoramas, object movies and Video VR. If you are interested in this subject, this is the book you cannot do without.
Philip Andrews is a photographer, lecturer, author and website designer with an international profile. A former teacher of photography and imaging, he now writes books and articles from his base in Australia, and has created/designed several websites.
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