I create high quality 360 degree
interactive images of most anything so you can display those images
on your web site.
movies provide users the
opportunity to learn more about your product -- the shape, the
material and the size.
See all three
Viewers can manipulate the viewing angle by clicking their mouse on the image
and dragging it left or right.
questions asked about
help my clients communicate, educate, and sell
more effectively to their customers with
What are the
over conventional still photography?
Quite simply the
I believe that
the writing is on the wall for conventional photography. While my
studio can still produce still images for advertising and industry,
clients are increasingly turning to VR imaging to produce exciting
and interactive images for web sites and multimedia presentations.
"A picture is worth a thousand words" as they save a lot of
unnecessary explanation. By adding a third dimension, customers can
interact with your product more, encouraging them to buy.
VRI photography is a powerful medium, which allows objects and
scenes to be viewed on computers, as though they are in 3D. The
viewer can rotate objects or turn their viewpoint within scenes in
real time as seen at the top of the page.
These are perfect for learning
more about the object from a marketing, informational, training, or
How large /
small can an object be in a
As long as I can
physically hold, rotate in my hand and focus on an object I can make a movie of
it. I have the facilities available to hold objects down to an
inch and up to the size of 20 square inches.
I am always
after a challenge though! I am working on the technology to
rotate a fire truck just like the movies above.
Can you have
sound in our movies?
Yes you can. Basic
'.wav' files can be added to
movies to provide detailed voice
commentary or just background sound/music.
NOTE: If you use commercial
music on your VRI
movies make sure you have copyright clearance and can provide me a
copy of the documentation for this!!
How does the
cost of an Object
movie vary with the number of
"Most of the
cost of an object
movie is made up of
1) The time to
set the object up in the required axis of rotation;
2) The time of taking each
of the photographs required;
3) The time to individually
cut and trim each frame
The costs is
mostly down to the number of photographs required and hence the
number of frames. To produce a top quality image the photographs
have to be taken in a specially designed studio and individually
cut out before being used. The more frames the smoother the movie
flows. Generally most objects require 36 frames to make a very
How long does it
take to produce an Object
It can take many
hours to produce
object movies, depending on how complicated the
movement is and the number of photographs required.
object movies capture 36 frames and stitch the images to create
the files with click and
drag mouse control! I have the
facilities and equipment to produce about 500 still photos, and 4
object movies a month.
While I pride myself on producing
some of the best
object movies in the
Midwest, I realize that clients have different requirements. Most of
my very high end object movies are digitally cutout, frame by frame,
in my studio - to produce a crisp (typically white) background.
While this produces a nice finish to the final movies, it is also
extremely time-consuming and therefore adds to the cost of the movie. These are shot on a modified rig
and many time have to be shot over and over again to get the correct
rotation per frame. The time is reflected in the total cost of the
final movie. These movies are a sensible option for clients wishing
to use quantities of 3D imaging for on-line catalogues - e.g.
ceramics giftware or engineering components.
Put simply, NO!
I charge only $5.00 per frame (still) plus $70.00 studio setup.
A typical 36 frame movie will run
$250.00 and can be ready within 2 weeks.
It is less than standard commercial photography. Naturally, larger
corporate clients tend to go for more expensive and complex 3D
images; in the same way one would expect them to use higher quality
photography in advertising and sales literature. However,
VRI, as seen above, can still be of high quality and
is relatively inexpensive and can be used in a number of ways - for
example in sales meetings, trade shows, web sites etc. - so you can
get a "lot of bang for your buck"!