Before the sad demise of Adobe Atmosphere, a Virtual Environment system which had a lots of potential, we created a Virtual London world. The world was hosted on the London Grid for Learning and aimed at providing information on the city direct to classrooms with teachers notes etc. A clip of the ‘photo gallery’ section of the world can be seen below.
The movie clearly demonstrates how such software can be used to construct worlds which aid the learning and teaching process. Sadly Adobe announced the closure of Atmosphere on the launch day of our project which was not to be honest all that well timed.
To date there has not been another system that allows one to import 3D models, although Pelican Crossing is one we are watching closely.