Iceland 2013 Highlights

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In June, the Garden Gnome Software team traveled to Iceland for this year’s IVRPA conference. It was, as it is every year, a great time to catch up with old friends and colleagues and learn what’s happening in the world of VR.

Iceland 2013

Iceland 2013

Some people showed their latest work, including Aaron Spence, who has been working with the Catlin Seaview Survey team, to create underwater VRs for coral reef research. 360 degree video had large presence this year. But the nice surprise was from Antonio Victor Garcia-Serrano and his brilliant way of creating 360 videos using the tools we already have; a DSLR, a tripod, a panohead and Photoshop.

We also had our own bit of news to announce:

HTML5 Multiresolution
photo: (c) Gavin Farrell

Yes, folks, if you haven’t heard the news yet, Pano2VR 4.5, which will support multi-resolution (deep zoom) has been announced, although we haven’t yet released it. We just need to get a few more kinks out and then it’ll be ready for the public.

If you are an Object2VR user, it might interest you that our latest beta also supports HTML5 multiresolution. We encourage you to play!

And finally, a conference just isn’t a conference without poles:

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We are all now back into our regular grooves and are already looking forward to the next conference in Las Vegas!