vr tour
February 9, 2004 7:22 AM   Subscribe

vr tour [note: flash]
posted by crunchland (13 comments total)
VR != still panoramic photo with movable viewing window.
posted by dmd at 7:36 AM on February 9, 2004

Yeah, that was kind of disappointing, crunchland. This technology was exciting five or six years ago, but come on, let's go somewhere. There's a demo of hotel tours that at least has more of a VR-type interface where you can go from room-to-room, but even that's kind of clunky. Maybe our standards are too high. But I'd love to "tour" the Pyramids in more than vector.

On the other hand, the Flash interface is nice. I enjoyed the scrolling.
posted by soyjoy at 8:49 AM on February 9, 2004

crunchland, you rule.
posted by shoepal at 8:50 AM on February 9, 2004

Five passengers set sail that day for a VR tour! (A VR tour...)
posted by RylandDotNet at 9:10 AM on February 9, 2004

It's not like I named the site myself... "vr tour" was the site owner's description, not mine. But the level of jaded, ho-hum-ism around here can be downright discouraging sometimes.

What kind of fantasy world do you live in? I said it was "flash," not some sort of matrix-style red pill or anything. You should know that flash can only do so much.
posted by crunchland at 9:32 AM on February 9, 2004

Well, I liked it. Thanks, crunchland.
posted by languagehat at 9:56 AM on February 9, 2004

At last, they have the technology to give me motion sickness while sitting at my desk.
posted by Outlawyr at 10:24 AM on February 9, 2004

The site has an interesting mix of pano+flash+travel-photo and is worthy of note.

dmd what exactly is VR, got any links for us? 0 FPPs.. hrmm
posted by stbalbach at 12:00 PM on February 9, 2004

Jesus, crunchland, I said the Flash interface was nice! What more do ya want!??
posted by soyjoy at 12:09 PM on February 9, 2004

so this puts the lander where exactly?
posted by folktrash at 1:40 PM on February 9, 2004

I liked it crunchland. Very attractive interface. Nice photography as well, hope they add more.

stbalbach - by 'VR', i think he means a panoramic photo with a bit of distortion to give the effect of perspective. Or maybe he was just trolling...

Anyway like this (if you've got quicktime installed):
Better than the flash version but still sucky.
posted by derbs at 2:23 PM on February 9, 2004

See, here's the problem. If I'd only read that first, I wouldn't have had such high expectations.

Or if only I hadn't seen any of crunchland's previous Flash posts...
posted by soyjoy at 2:24 PM on February 9, 2004

New Year's Eve in NYC
posted by Fofer at 9:04 PM on February 9, 2004

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