June 17th, 2003, 10:26 AM
I have come across this web page(real estate agency) which demonstrates virtual tours of properties. One such demonstration is seen here: Virtual Tour The job is undertaken by a company at http://www.surroundpix.com.au/
I am curious to know how this Virtual tours are created. Anyone has experience in this department ? I beleive the surrondpix people says it should work on all systems... so it would be interesting to find out how this works.
After some searching around with my internet temporary folder I have extracted some code and done some url editing to make the virtual tour work Locally on my browser(have to be connected to the net).
Could someone shed some light on this topic.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<object classid="clsid:928626A3-6B98-11CF-90B4-00AA00A4011F" type="application/x-oleobject" id=vr codebase="http://carpoint.msn.com/components/ocx/Survid/MSSurVid.cab#Version=1,2,0,10" width="486" height="285">
<param name="Image" value="http://imageserver.surroundpix.com.au/agents/305/property/26945/vr/1.jpg">
<param name="ZoomInit" value="0.92">
<param name="ZoomMin" value="1">
<param name="ZoomMax" value="6">
P.S. sorry for the long horizontal scroll
June 17th, 2003, 01:50 PM
well, its a java applet (which curiously means it won't work on my computer - no java)
As for the programs that make such applets - just run a search on Java 3d tour and you should come up with a few options:
Another alternative is VRML or Quicktime VR but they all require plugins - that said java is a plugin these days so take your pick.
June 17th, 2003, 02:42 PM
I am pretty sure its not a java applet as I would have found a class file in my temporary internet folders. Also when you view the Virtual tour in the above link it asks whether to install a plugin from MSN CarPointSurround Video Control. Only if you click yes you can view the virtual tour. I'll have a look at the link and see whats there.