UPDATE 9/14/2011: UT has removed this code from their website. The software was basically a poor-man’s Google Streetview, with individual photos taken around the sculpture, rather than a panoramic in a QTVR-style viewer. Unfortunately, I don’t have the code or the images anymore. No big loss, since it was implemented as a Java Applet when these days it would be much more appropriate as a web app. One day I’ll revive (or perhaps it’s better to say, resurrect) this project. -Al
The virtual tour site is of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden in Austin, TX. We took several hundred photos of the garden (which came to about a gigabyte of images), but had to size them down for bandwidth considerations. The originals were lost in a disk crash.
Ideally, I’d like to recreate this software to be easy to use and allow people to visit other places in a more natural manner. I’m still working out the feature list and applications of this software.
http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/s2s/latest/sculpture1/src/DiscEx/applet.html – DiscEx: Discover, Explore (LINK NO LONGER WORKS)