There has been an increased interest of using head mounted displays (HMD) like the Oculus Rift to immerse the user into virtual reality (VR). For the immersion into VR to be complete, 3D is needed. I will be discussing various aspects of 3D panoramic images and video, the hardware setup I am using, the process I am using to get my final result, various methods of viewing 3D, the difference between what I have achieved and the ideal result. I will also present some possibilities.
We know of several attendees that will have some great work in their backpack but will not be able to give us a full length presentation. As it would be a pity to miss on these works IVRPA has decided to give more opportunities for quick presentations. Also we know that there are some interesting and helpful software tricks that not everyone is aware of, and this will be a forum to share ones wisdom or learn from the others.
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Denis Gadbois‘ Presentation on Fine art photography will cover photography created in accordance with the vision of the artist as photographer. Focusing on artistic production that use panoramic photography, this presentation will cover a wide range of art photography that use panorama production techniques. I intend to create a correlation between art and 360 photography. Moreover, I will introduce notions of “interpreting experience” which should allow the photographer, through its content, to offer interpretations of the meaning surrounding him/her with a particular vision belonging either to an art practice or a design approach. This artistic expression can take the form of little planets but also can include virtual or real planted materials, subject matter. We also look at the photo essay as a technique to generate content for panorama.
IVRPA is delighted to announce that our partner Google is sponsoring a BIG welcome reception on the evening of Monday 26th with free food and drinks from 8 pm at the Tropicana pool area.
The event will be accompanied by an exhibition of the attendees work on several large HD screens and in print.
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Panoramic imagery will soon become the norm of how businesses present themselves to potential and existing customers. With this in mind, Google wants to help all small, medium size and large business get their business online with 360 degree virtual tours.
Google Maps Business View allows businesses to enhance their presence across Google with a premium quality, 360 degree virtual tour powered by Street View technology.
In this talk, Soufi Esmaeilzadeh will describe the program, explain how panoramic photographers can become certified Google partners authorized to sell Business View to local businesses in their area, and share case studies of how existing photographers in the program have built successful businesses using the platform.
2014 saw a big step forward in the world of virtual tour creation with the release of Panotour Pro 2.0 from Kolor. HTML5 has become a standard feature, with virtual tours compatible with any modern device (smartphones, tablets, computers).
The goal of this new version is to offer more features, more customization while keeping the application easy to use, without the need of programming.
The Livepano plugin offers a new experience within the virtual tours, by displaying video zones above the 360° photographic content.
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Aleksandr Reznik is a long time member of the 360° VR panoramic photography community, and recently he has became known to a larger group of people with his great patience and skills as he assisted to finish some work of our Facebook-friends with great results.
In this workshop Aleksandr will show several techniques he uses for his work at professionalpanorama.com. This includes:
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Kazutaka Uchida, CTO of Kadinche, Japan, will explain the PanoPlaza platform and how it is used in different key applications.
Kadinche is operating a cloud based panorama virtual shop hosting and authoring tool called PanoPlaza. PanoPlaza is mainly used by shops, retails, and car dealers in Japan & USA. We would like to share how the latest panorama virtual shops look like with features such as design template, keyword search, and news ticker.
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