I am currently working to design a flash virtual tour, but I know little about how the photographs are taken.
Ideally I'd like to be able to take a set of 6 shots from a single focal point, and be able to align them seamlessly into a cube form. The other solution is to take a special fisheye image, and stretch it dynamically in flash.
I've seen examples of both as virtual tours, and ones formatted as a rotating cube are more responsive and have a higher image quality. The airbus and Cruden Homes are definitely in the cube format, I'm not entirely certain which format the New York VT uses:
I have a set of questions, the first is the most important, the others may become separate questions if I don't get an answer here:
- How are those photos taken?
- Is there a specific mount that can be used?
- How long does it take to set up?
- How much post-processing is necessary on the images?