one of my local clients is requesting an ipix style 360 panoramic virtual tour on their website. i currently don't have the equipment/software to create these and am looking for some insight on where to obtain the right equipment/software to facilitate these virtual tours. i would also like to know the best way to go about finding a local company who could come in and take the pictures, create the virtual tour file so that i can load it onto my server.
thanks for the quick reply - i had already been to the ipix website but didn't find the directory of ipix Dealers and i had trouble finding any prices for their equipment. but this time i was able to find it. the trick is that from their home page if you click on the main ipix infomedia button, it is is just product info (no prices)
but if you go click the text link below that (InfoMedia Online Store) it shows the pricing.
OK now that i have the info i need for ipix, i am interested in exploring other options. I just want to know all of my options and make an educated decision. I know one other option is Quicktime VR, but i am not too sure beyond that.
i guess what i am looking for now is some kind of review site that has in depth reviews of all the major players in the "virtual tour" game. I don't know if such a site or resource exists but if anyone Knows of one, please let me know.
This should get your started, if it's software you're looking to review. We've just recently entered the market ourselves, and the guides were pretty helpful. We like EasyPano for all of the virtual tour production needs, no per-image fees like ipix. They have a pretty decent forum over there if you have questions, too.