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QuickTime VR

QuickTime VR is a component of Apple's QuickTime, and the core technology (including the compression codecs) used for QuickTime VR is the same as that used in QuickTime movies. I tackle QuickTime VR separately from QuickTime in this book because the techniques for creating QuickTime VR movies are very different from those used for creating animations and video. Also, QuickTime VR is generally pressed into service for far different reasons.

QuickTime VR is used to create panoramas of both interior and exterior spaces, as well as object movies that resemble three-dimensional objects floating in space. Panoramas are ideal for depicting the interiors of buildings or rooms, or the view from a mountaintop or castle tower. QuickTime VR objects resemble objects that can be turned on-screen on any axis, like a globe of the Earth mounted on a stand but able to rotate to any point. These objects, which are ideal for showing off industrial designs and fanciful sculptures, have been used to display clothes on a model from every conceivable angle and, more popularly, to show off shiny new models of cars.


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