Friday 25 September 2009
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 rÃ©sumÃ© 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.â€¨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