concept3D Launches Xplorer Virtual Tour for 360 Experiences

Texas A&M University will be one of the first to offer a virtual tour.

concept3D, a specialist in building immersive online experiences that utilise 3D modeling, interactive maps and virtual tour software, today unveiled Xplorer Virtual Tour.

Xplorer Virtual Tour combines 360-degree panorama images and 360-degree video to create an experience that’ll allow users explore universities, resorts, convention centers and more. Supporting both a 360-degree mode and a virtual reality (VR) mode for use with a mobile headsets, Xplorer Virtual Tour enables orientation within an in-window map showing a users location and direction. The map also allows them to jump to and explore other locations.

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Whilst on a tour an on-screen text overlay features information about each location, as well as two integrated menus for navigation, zoom and virtual reality settings. For those after a more guided experience there’s an option for audio narration functionality so tour participants can listen and learn throughout their virtual journey.

“The Xplorer Virtual Tour experience is second only to being there, and it’s powerful to see how Texas A&M is taking advantage of the system to give online visitors a fun and realistic campus experience,” said concept3D CEO, Gordon Boyes.

Xplorer Virtual Tour is offered as both a stand-alone virtual tour system and an add-on to concept3D’s CampusBird and atlas3D interactive map and virtual tour platforms.

Texas A&M University will be one of the first to offer an Xplorer Virtual Tour, and launched the system with an interactive, VR experience at SXSW.

“Paired with our CampusBird Map, the Xplorer Virtual Tour puts you right into the action and provides the ability to explore and get a feel for the Texas A&M campus in a way that gets visitors and prospective students really excited about what we offer as a university,” said Michael Green, Senior Graphic Designer, Texas A&M University. “Aside from prospective students, I can see current students, faculty and staff, parents and especially former students loving how they can get immersed in Aggieland from wherever they are. Xplorer is a really fun and compelling way to see Texas A&M up close, in virtual reality, and at your own pace.”

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