The Vancouver Compost Demonstration Garden
Virtual Reality Panorama
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A QuickTime VR Panorama
Created by John Corry
You'll need QuickTime from Apple to play the VR, which you can download from here (keep in mind that it is 6.8MB in size). The installation is simple, and will install a quicktime plugin into your favorite web browsing application.
To move about in the above QuickTime image, click and hold down your mouse and than drag it either left or right. You will see a 360 degree view of our garden.
- To zoom in, click and hold down the icon with the plus sign.
- To zoom out, click and hold down on the icon with the negative sign.
- To save the image on your harddrive, hold down the down-arrow at the right bottom corner of the image and select "Save as QuickTime Movie". This will enable you to view the VR image in a larger size than can be seen on-line.
This VR was created using a Kaidan head, a Manfrotto "Gruppo" tripod and an EpsonPC 600 digital camera. Sixteen 1024 x 768 images (portrait) were taken, then downloaded to an Apple 7300 desktop using Epson's Image Expert software, and compressed and made into a VR using Apple's VR Authoring Studio. The initial 1.5 megabyte VR Panorama file was compressed using Sorenson's codec.
We shot the panorama in the garden in May, 1998. We hope to shoot again at other times of the year and show different seasons.
In the panorama you can see:
- a City of Vancouver worm bin perched atop a wood and wire backyard bin,
- one of us on the Compost Hotline through the greenhouse door,
- various rodent-resistant metal bins,
- wood piled high which will become our compost toilet building,
- blackberries along the fence,
- a tumbler composter that doesn't work,
- comfrey in bloom,
- and our coldframe.
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