Virtual Tours FAQ

What is a 360˚ panoramic image?
What is a Virtual Tour?
What is a walkthrough?
What is a hotspot?
What is a floorplan or map?
What sound do you use?
How will you deliver the tour?
How should I prepare to my shoot?
How long does the photo shoot take?
When is it going to be ready?
How much does it cost?
How do I pay for my Virtual Tour?
Do I need extra software to play it?
Will you host my tours?



What is a 360˚ panoramic image?

A 360˚ panoramic image is a cylindrical or spherical photograph. It is displayed on a computer screen as single virtual photograph, however, it is produced from a set of several carefully positioned and shot photographs stitched-together with invisible seams (if done well). It is virtual in the sense that it does not exist as a tangible or physical object: it can only be seen on a computer screen.

What is a Virtual Tour?

A virtual tour gives you the experience of moving through a sequence of 360˚ panoramic images. Navigation is achieved by clicking on graphical hotspots.

What is a walkthrough?

A walkthrough in a virtual tour gives a visitor a possibility of moving from one 360 degree panorama to another. This is done through hotspots…

What is a hotspot?

Hotspots are graphical hyperlinks or buttons floating over the top of interactive panoramic images. They can be clicked on to go to a new location in the virtual tour. Therefore they are a means of navigation.

What is a Floorplan?

Some of more complicated virtual tours can gain a lot from inserting a floorplan or map - it allows the user to know exaclty where in the building or area the 360 picture is taken.

What sound do you use?

We use classical music from our library, which is royalty free. For our voiceover services we have a selection of Irish and British speakers.

How will you deliver my tour?

All our tours can be hosted on our servers for first 3 months for free (Platinum Option hosting is life time free), we can also send you source files so your developer can put it on your server.

How should I prepare to my shoot?

Make your place to look the best it can. Make it the way you would like the world to see it. We will be sending you a list with preparation tips before the shooting day.

How long does the photo shoot take?

A typical virtual tour of 5 360 degree panoramas in one location will take usually about half a day.

When is it going to be ready?

High Quality Virtual Tours take some time to process. Our turnaround time for post processing is 7 days, but we can arrange this time to be shortened, talk to us – we are flexible.

How much does it cost?

Our high quality full screen virtual tours can start at as little as €360. We have prepared 3 price plans for a virtual tours – see our pricing page for more information.

How do I pay for my Virtual Tour?

Our initial consultation is free of charge. We will require 30% deposit to confirm your order. You will be invoiced once the Virtual Tour has been completed and we will need the payment 14 days after the tour is completed.

Do I need extra software to play it?

All 360 degree images created by us use Flash technology. 2009 survey conductedfor Adobe.com shows that 99% of internet users have flash installed on their computers, this means that the chance of someone having problem with playing your virtual tour is really minimal.

Will you host my tours?

We offer lifetime free hosting for our Platinum priced virtual tour, with our Gold and Silver tours you will get 3 months of hosting free. You can also host tours on your server, please let us know whichever you prefer.

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"360VR Virtual Tours offer an exceptional service. The tour they did for the 2009 Fáilte Ireland Dublin Horse Show was innovative, professional, delivered efficiently and far exceeded our expectations"

JP MONTGOMERY /RDS Dublin/

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