What's In A Tour?
Updated: Apr 22, 2022
This week student Digital Imaging Consultants from Washington College's VARDIS [Virtual/Augmented Reality Digital Imaging Studio @ Miller Library] worked to create a new virtual tour for our collaboration with the Waterman's Museum in Rock Hall, MD.
We are often asked about the process of creating a virtual tour and the technologies involved. We've created a new webpage on this site that outlines the answers to these questions. You can find that page here.
While most of our work is centered on working with our museum and community partners to develop digital content through our partnership, the technological aspects of this work look like this:
Taking 360 Photos
We use a Ricoh Theta V 360 camera operated through a smartphone app to take 360 photos. We use a microphone stand with a threaded adapter as a tripod which is easier to edit out in post-production.
We use Adobe Photoshop to edit the 360 photos. We use this to remove the tripod from the photo as well as adjust the saturation and shadows/highlights in the photo.
A Tour Takes Shape
We then load objects into ThingLink, the platform which we use to create the virtual tours. ThingLink allows for a variety of media buttons to be placed within the 360 photos to create an interactive experience.
Stay tuned for more updates!