VIRTUAL REALITY SOLUTION FOR THE JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW 2011 | Virtual Reality
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VIRTUAL REALITY SOLUTION FOR THE JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW 2011

The Johannesburg International Motor Show was a biennial Motor Show held every October in Johannesburg South Africa at the NASREC Johannesburg Expo Center. The Johannesburg International Motor Show was the biggest Auto Show in South Africa and attracted +/- 250,000 people to the show when it is was running.

Today the show is no more, and have been replaced by the Festival of Speed which are now held at the Kyalami Racing track.

Perfect Example of how Virtual Reality is a Time Machine

The Johannesburg Motor Show is no-more and now belongs to the historical archives of the South African motor industry. The good news is that we created a complete virtual tour of the motor show in 2011. This virtual tour allows you to go back into time, and walk through the Johannesburg International Motor show if you were actually there.

For me it is specially interesting to see how old the cars is today, everyone was going on about at the time. I cannot wait to see how awesome this tour would be in 20 years or 50 years from now when these cars are true classics!

To view the Virtual Tour click on the logo above to start the virtual tour. Next pick one of the automotive manufactures in the next screen and click on it. To move through the virtual reality tours click on the hotspots!

For historical purposes this is the original virtual tour that we created in 2011. Today 7 years later our Virtual Reality technology is much more advanced. Have a look at the “Ancient Emperor Guesthouse Virtual Tour” to see just how much we have advanced in the last couple of years!

PANORAMA IMAGES FROM THE VIRTUAL TOUR

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Traditionally Virtual Tours were created by taking panorama images of the environment.  The old-way of creating panorama images were to take a camera and place it on a tripod. The photographer would then turn the camera in 360 Degrees on the tripot taking a photo +/- every 10 degrees depending on the lens type being used on the camera. Afterwards the photographer would then “Tape” these photos together, or in more modern times use stitching software to digitally combine these photographs to create a panorama image.

This is how we shot the Virtual Tour originally

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For every panorama we took we had to take +/- 7 photographs at every 51 degrees. You can just imagine how many photographs we had to take to create the virtual tour there is more than 100 panoramas in the virtual tour we created.

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