Digital Model of the Royal Exhibition Building (Melbourne, Australia)Initial release: November 2004
Stereoscopic cylindrical panoramic
Viewing of stereoscopic panoramic images presents a stronger depth cue and immersive experience than non stereoscopic panoramic viewing. It does however require specialised projection hardware.
QuickTime VR is the standard way to present panoramic images to internet based users. Free players are available for Mac OS-X and Wintel machines.
These contain all the visual information from a point in space and can thus be used to create any other projection, for example: perspective (QT VR) and fisheye (panodome).
Interactive dome projection
These projections are required for dome projection, for example: small personal domes (Visionstation) or large audience based domes (planetarium).