The second in our series exploring high definition (1280×720) panoramas expands the concept to explore ‘worlds within worlds’. Embedding panoramas in a x/y/z space allows movies to be created where the camera automatically pans around a scene. Panoramas are traditionally interactive, thus all our output via this blog is available in Quicktime Virtual Reality. However, if you are going to display panoramas in a stand alone location, such as the front of an office or marketing suite, a movie is more suitable and thus the requirement to move panoramas into a 3D package.
If you expand this concept and embed panoramas within panoramas you can create ‘worlds within worlds’, as illustrated in the movie above. This allows a series of panoramas to be embedded within a ‘holding’ scene and presents a looping movie suitable for large displays.
The YouTube movie is for rapid visualisation only, the High Definition version can be downloaded here (94Mb High Definition wmv format).