Click and drag to give it a spin. Zoom in and out
Zoom with shift and control keys

QTVR all around - Gooseberry jellyfish

I call the basic movie signal or peeling the grape. Joel Smith added the auto-rotation. He sees it as a Gooseberry jellyfish, to which he also added directional water sounds.

Here is his description:

The gooseberry jellyfish is about the size of a holly berry, perhaps a bit larger. It swims straight up about a foot and a half, then drops in a slow spiral, trailing the most amazing gossamer tail of tentacles behind it. Looks like a tiny net, which it is. The whole thing sits for a couple minutes, collecting tiny critters for dinner, then it slowly reels in the net. It's amazing to watch. I saw some at the Monterey Bay Aquarium under ultraviolet light, which lit them up like neon. I imagined that if the gooseberry looked up into it's net as it dscended, your pano must be what it would have looked like.

Zooming, panning, and tilting around many images is relatively passive. That is, the goal is to see the image as a representation of the "real" experience. It is "realistic" art. I'm involved with the potential of immersive imaging to be more interactive. Look at interactive immersive imaging as an abstract or non-representational or presentational art. The simple image has no "real" existence. I find it an exhilerating visual experience to tilt and pan and zoom around. In fact, the experience is dependent on your creativity and exploration of the possibilites.

The more interactive you are, the more you'll get out of it. I like to zoom out, so more of the waves are visible, then get it spinning fast and release. I know it must have a repeating pattern, but it fools me into seeing variations.

Comments from email by others: "Note that the revolution rate is dependent on how fast you're panning when you release the mouse button. I really like this one. It's just fun to play with. Try making it full-screen, pan down to the bottom, get that critter spinning and let it loose! Whee! I just wish to add a little rebound to allow it to go over horizontal on centering, a vertical wobble if you will. I've been playing with it like a little kid."

See QTVR all around. QTVR cylinders (movies that spin around the horizon) are on the earlier immersive interactive imaging page. See it for links to related topics.

You need get Flash Flash and get QT 4 QuickTime 4 to see the Flash animation button and the QTVR movie. But you need QuickTime 5 to see the top and bottom of the QTVR movie.

See immersive imaging for help, info, and all other immersive imaging, including QuickTime movies, at Wholeo Online.

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