FAQ - Virtual Tours

HALIFAX 360 VIRTUAL TOURS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A few questions explained regarding our interactive 360 Virtual Tours in Halifax

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To get started we will arrange a meeting with you (ideally at your tour location) to discuss what you need and what exactly needs to be showcased using our virtual tours. From this we will then provide you a free quotation for your consideration. If you decide to go ahead with your project we will arrange the best next convenient time for you, for a member of our team to come and take the photoshoot.
Our virtual tours are affordable and very reasonably priced. The exact price will depend on how many tours you require and the amount of time they will take to complete. At a rough guide however a single tour of one room can start from as little as £250+. Bigger packages of multiple tours, connected via a custom interface and site map, using a combination of visual effects such as video, sound and hotspots could be quoted from £800 - £2000. Multiple tour package deals can be arranged to save you even more.
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A virtual tour involves taking numerous photographs of a room/outside area and "stitching" them together to create a 360 degree view. It's as if you are stood there looking around yourself! They can be an extremely effective tool for showcasing to your customers your shop, office, hotel, product, landscaped area and much more...

Below is a quick quide to the process behind a Virtual Tour.

Phase 1 - Photoshoot
The first phrase is to take the photoshoot of the desired room or location. We use specialised professional equipment built purposely for the creation of Virtual Tours, ensuing we get the best possible results. This process can take from 30mins to a full day depending on the number of locations to shoot.

Phase 2 - Image Stitching
Once we have the images from the photoshoot to next stage is to stitch all the images together into one large 360 panorama image. This is done using specific image stitching software to get the best possible results. This process can take between 1hr to a full day depending on the complexity of the location image.

Phase 3 - Interface and Effects
Once the 360 panorama image is developed, we then transfer this image into a specialist virtual tour manipulation software. This allows us to not only create custom surrounding interfaces but add special elements such as music, voice overs, video, hotspots and maps, creating a fully interactive realistic virtual tour experience.

Phase 4 - Website Embedding & CD
Once the virtual tour is created, we then either host the tour on a separate designed web page (hosted on ours or the clients server) or fully embed the new tour in the clients existing website. We also provide all original images, and virtual tour files onto a CD for the clients reference.

Make the space look exactly how you want your audience to see it! Make sure unsightly items like bins, coats and paperwork are tucked away out of sight. Essentially just make sure the space looks clean and tidy.
This can depend on our work schedule at the time and how many tours you need. To shoot one tour can take anywhere between 30 minutes to a couple of hours. The complex part is when we stitch the images together which depending on the complexity of the room can take from just 30min up to a few hours. Typically, a single tour can be developed within 1-2days.
YES! We realise that more and more people use smart phones and tablets to surf the web nowadays, and therefore we make all of our virtual tours compatible with all devices with the use of HTML5.
In order to ensure your virtual tour stands out and showcases your desired area to the best of its ability, We can include many features such as videos, music, text, website links and information hot spots. We can also add design features such as Google maps location, Tour navigation sitemaps and custom interactive interfaces around the tour to match your company branding/ website.
This is the set of menus, buttons, links and clickable elements such as maps or floor plans that allow the viewer to move around a virtual tour from room to room, or location to location.
A clickable button or other on screen icon/text that allows the viewer to move from one viewpoint to another. For example a hotspot located over a doorway may move you to the next room when clicked, or a hotspot over a painting can open an information box explaining to the user all about the history of that selected painting.
All our Virtual Tour clients will receive as standard all the original images and tour files on a CD. We can then either provide your tours to play via a CD or on the forms of a web page. This web page can either be linked to your site via a web link or if we are able to gain access to the code of your website, we will incorporate the tour fully on to the internal website.
Feel free to contact us. We are always happy to answer any questions. ...See our Contact Page

Why not check out our 360 Virtual Tour sub-company I2reality...

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