Feldkirch 360: a nice gigapixel image created with Autopano Giga + KrPano


Friday 25 September 2009
Feldkirch360 was a project to obtain academic degree. KOLOR supported me, so that I was able to create this panorama photos with Autopano Giga 2. Therefor I want to thank the people of KOLOR because without it´s software it would not been so easy to create this tour in such a quality.
Feldkirch360 allows both tourists and interested citizens another view into the city of Feldkirch which is in western Austria.
The virtual sightseeing walk into the major dark-age city gets started with a GigaPano – a photo with a resolution of over one GigaPixel. This makes it possible not only to see a large-format panorama overview of the city, but also to zoom into the picture to see every small detail of Feldkirch.
With arrows or with the displayed map visitors can navigate to one of over 50 viewpoints within the historic city of Feldkirch and thereby rotate the image 360 degrees into all directions.
In order that the realistic effect of the virtual walk increases, ambient noise as well as specific sounds has been embedded with a special 3D-Surround-technique.
Interested visitors can display info-boxes about historic buildings and because of the diversity of the city it´s possible to switch into the crowd of the Saturday-morning-market or discover the city at night. Other small features, like a real-time-clock at the church , are included too.
www.Feldkirch360.at

Feldkirch360

Marc Walser created this big image of Feldkirch, a small town in Austria. This image is not only interesting because of its artistic aspect, but also because it shows a useful application of high-resolution photography. Autopano Giga 2 and KrPano were used, and the image combines gigapixel photography and embedded virtual tours.

It was a student project for Marc Walser. Here is a résumé of his work:

“Feldkirch360 was a project to obtain my academic degree. Kolor supported me, so that I could create this panoramic photo with Autopano Giga 2. I want to thank the people of Kolor because without their software it wouldn’t have been easy to create this tour in such a quality.
Feldkirch360 allows both tourists and interested citizens to dive into the city of Feldkirch (western Austria).

The virtual tourist walk into this major middle-ages city gets started with a GigaPano – a photo with a resolution of over one GigaPixel. This makes possible not only to see a large-format panorama of the city, but also to zoom into the picture and see small details of Feldkirch.

Clicking on the arrows or on the map allows visitors to enter one of the 50 viewpoints of the historic city of Feldkirch and thereby rotate the 360-degree images in all directions.

In order to increase the realistic effect of the virtual walk, ambient noise as well as specific sounds have been embedded with a special 3D-Surround technique.

Interested visitors can display info-boxes about historic buildings, and even switch the views to be part of the crowd of the Saturday morning market or discover the city at night. Other nice features, like a real-time-clock on the church , are included too.”

We thank Marc for sharing this amazing project and wish him other successful projects in the future.

Visit the website: http://www.Feldkirch360.at


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2 Responses to “Feldkirch 360: a nice gigapixel image created with Autopano Giga + KrPano”

  1. Software Says:

    Congratulations! You have just won a new feed reader :) .. really cool blog, Mike.


  2. Bill Morrisroe Says:

    Beautiful project! Marc Walser has done a tremendously good job on this. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The information with historic notes in both German and English was a nice touch, as is the clock balls ringing. After hearing the ambient sound tracks, I’m considering adding that feature to some of my own future virtual tours. It really made the experience more immersive. Congratulations to young Mr. Walser on his achievement!

    Best regards,
    Bill Morrisroe


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