All around the world in 360 degrees

Taking a giant leap forward from the quote-unquote ‘traditional’ quicktime virtual-reality offerings—boxes that were like at most two inches wide, these tiny spaces that offered a vague sense of control in that you could pan around 360°—Fullscreen QTVR has some imagery that is quite frankly amazing. Everything from the top of Mt. Everest to the streets of Paris to sarcophagal tombs to, e.g., the $1-million-whatever Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. Which, if you’re in to that sort of thing, are pretty interesting. Some of them even offer sound.

(via CSM: “QTVR takes a giant leap forward” by Jim Reagan [April 21, 2004])