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SPi-V demo gallery

Welcome to the new SPi-V demo gallery!

The demos on this page showcase the features of the licensable version of the SPi-V engine. Everything you see in the first section of demos is specified in SPi-V XML files; the panoramic scenes with enhanced effects, interactivity and user interfaces, as well as many other cool features. Like the fullscreen gallery, the demos will fill your browser window, but display will remain very smooth thanks to SPi-V hardware acceleration.

To view these panoramas you will need the Macromedia Shockwave plugin and a recent video card (32 Mb Video RAM required).

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Foggy grasslands
Morning comes in a wet and foggy grassland. See the subtle licks of fog.
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Adaptive Dynamic Range
Two 3rd party Adaptive Dynamic Range scenes. Panoramic images courtesy Mark D. Fink and Greg Downing.
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Timelapse
Watch as an hovercraft arrives at the Isle of Wight terminal.
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Focal Blur
Added realism in a panoramic scene by limiting the depth of field of the virtual camera.
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Gallery metamorphosis
Watch as this gallery goes through a metamorphosis as you look around.
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Dune tour
Two node tour showcasing a toolbar and branding elements. Notice the smooth transparencies.
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Hirshhorn Tour
A more elaborate tour consisting of 7 nodes, a floorplan with compasses, etc. The works.
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Guided zoom
The viewer automatically zooms in and out to show either detail or atmosphere.

Extensions

The SPi-V engine was designed to offer the best experience and set of features for panoramic imaging, but the SPi-V engine can be extended beyond this core functionality.

These extensions are often one-offs, specifically tailored for certain content. Some of the features will trickle into the core of SPi-V as it develops to future versions.

 

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Space Needle, Seattle
Hovering outside Seattle's main landmark. Combines a panoramic background with realtime 3d graphics.
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Splitscreen view from the Euromast, Rotterdam
A combination of two panoramic images taken in summer and winter time.
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Cubic reprojection
This extension projects the interactive panorama back onto six cubic faces, in realtime.
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Cylindrical reprojection
This extension projects the interactive panorama back onto a unrolled cylinder, in realtime.

Legacy demos

The following demos are part of the legacy of SPi-V; these are some of the original demos that started SPi-V as it is now. They contain some features that are not yet available in the current licensable version of SPi-V (such as animated elements and 3d objects). Most of these features will trickle into the new SPi-V as it develops to future versions. If you are interested in using these features now, contact us.

The legacy demos open in a popup window.

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Chit chat
This lady just keeps on talking... (no audio)
The fully alpha channeled avatar is a 15 second loop. She is composited in realtime on an alternating panoramic background.
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Boardwalk exhaust in Washington DC
It's not just in the movies, there really is smoke coming from underground in the US.
Features characteristic animated billowing smoke.
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Jeremy Allaire lectures on MX
This demo includes excerpts of Jeremy Allaire's presentation of the MX series of products. We would like to thank Macromedia for their permission to use the video stream.
Note: broadband internet connection required (150 Kbit or faster)