orignal article posted here: https://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/360-degree-VR-360-degree-virtual-reality
360-degree VR (360-degree virtual reality) is an audiovisual simulation of an altered, augmented or substituted environment that surrounds the user, allowing them to look around them in all directions, just as they can in real life.
360-degree VR can be used for many purposes other than entertainment. The virtual reality technology can be used in most kinds of training that involve a physical environment, including pilot and driver training (as well as actual piloting or driving), surgery, and undersea and space exploration via remote-control robots.
There are a number of types of 360-degree VR, including live and previously captured video or real-time, real-time rendered 3D games, and pre-rendered computer graphics imagery (CGI).
Events captured to video from the real world require a number of cameras to record the surrounding environment. While this kind of VR can be rigged by multiple individuals using numerous like cameras, it takes two cameras per view to create depth and a lot of tricky post-processing and editing. 360-degree VR products include NextVR's $18,000, six thousand pixel, six-camera purpose-made device, which records three views from a center point. The 2015 MTV video music awards were broadcast through that method.
CGI-based VR games and computer hardware have been capable of supporting VR for years and visual quality is always increasing, to the point that the need to pre-render graphics is questionable. This is an important improvement because having to pre-render graphics limits the interactivity of the simulated world. Nevertheless, for the highest visual fidelity and realistic lighting, the same computer hardware can produce a better, more complex image when given more time to work on a frame of animation. However, to produce pre-rendered CGI, the time required is multiplied by the number of views required to render a scene.
Although the hardware to create 360-degree VR has existed for years, the technology for the user experience hasn’t until recently. A decent user experience can be created using multiple projectors but this is an expensive, bulky, power hungry and hot way to experience VR. Currently available 360-degree VR consumer systems include Oculus Rift, Morpheus, HoloLens and Vive & Gear.
Orginal article: https://www.eyerevolution.co.uk/virtual_tour_articles/property-virtual-tours/
Property Virtual ToursProperty Marketing & Virtual ToursEye Revolution undertake 360 virtual tours for clients in a wide variety of industries. One of the industries in which we have undertaken thousands of tours over the years is the property industry – including commercial property and residential property.
Eye Revolution specialise in high-end virtual tours, and we have found that the 360 tours we offer makes them ideal for the most exclusive properties, or for properties where a show home is used to market a property development to potential buyers.
There are three major advantages to using a property virtual tour to market a commercial or residential property.
Firstly, the property is showcased to its best advantage, with viewers able to look 360 degrees around each room and get a full picture of the property. Because we shoot at such a high resolution, the viewer is able to zoom in and see the smaller details that really matter when you’re buying a property or renting a property; the fixtures and fittings; original features like fireplaces and cornices; and the kitchen equipment.
Stills photography can be great for showing these smaller details, but only a property virtual tour can show them in context.
Secondly, the property 360 tour enables the vendor – whether that’s a private seller, a property developer, or a show apartment marketing team – to reduce ‘wasted’ viewings with potential buyers who haven’t been able to see from the information they have that the property isn’t right for them. A property virtual tour allows the viewer to check the property out thoroughly before committing to a full ‘bricks and mortar’ viewing.
The third advantage is that the viewers that have already seen the virtual tour are more likely prospects for the property – as they already have a clear idea of exactly what the property is like.
Often the property virtual tour is not just about showcasing the rooms – we have undertaken property tours for clients where it has been vital to showcase the exterior space, whether that’s gardens, terraces or balconies.
If the property has a stunning outdoor space, then a property 360 tour allows the potential buyer to place themselves right there in the scene. Click the link to view a property virtual tour with London skyline views.
It’s not just about 360 rooms. Eye Revolution can create customised interfaces for your property 360 tours. These can provide additional features which add value to the property virtual tours – giving the user a more interactive and cohesive experience. A better on-site experience will keep visitors on your site for longer – increasing your opportunity for sales conversion. These additional features could include the following: