Virtual Tour FAQ’s

What is a virtual tour ?

A virtual tour is a series of 360 degree panoramas simulated to display interactively on a screen, where the viewer feels he/she are in the photograph and can navigate around it, experiencing the locations as if they’re actually there.

Who uses virtual tours ?

Hotels and restaurants in particular have benefited from virtual tours in recent years due to being able to visually demonstrate their facility much better. This reassures potential diners/guests and leads to an increase in bookings. Virtual tours have traditionally been used for the housing market or travel industry. However due to popularity on the internet, the true benefits of virtual tours are being realised from photojournalism to construction jobs, before and after virtual tours.

Why should I have a virtual tour ?

You should have a virtual tour so that your customers can have as a realistic experience as possible from the comfort of there own home. Market research demonstrates increasingly savvy computer users now expect a virtual tour when they go onto a website. Virtual tours are proven to engage your web visitors for longer meaning more time to view your products and facilities.

How do I display a virtual tour ?

A virtual tour can easily be displayed and styled to suit your existing website without any extra cost or hassle.

How do I order a virtual tour ?

Just call 07795262271 or email us with your project plan. We will talk you through your options and where possible arrange a short meeting to discuss your virtual tour and show our portfolio of special effects. A quote is then prepared and a shoot date confirmed. Then leave the rest to us. We are expert programmers so you can expect a quick turnaround and have your virtual tour, normally within a week of the shoot date.

What are your payment terms ?

We except all major cards, cash or cheque. We request payment within 30 days of delivery of the virtual tour, and only request when the client is 100% happy icon smile Virtual Tour FAQs We can also arrange a staged licensed payment, so you can pay as your bookings increase !

How much does a virtual tour cost ?

Not much, from as little as £200 for 2 rooms to significantly more for more involved shoots and bigger programming and web design requirements. Let us know your ideas, budget, and requirements ! We are prepared to be a lot more competitive price wise than any other virtual tour provider !

How long does it take to photograph a virtual tour ?

Each 360 degree panorama is remarkably quick to photograph. Typically VR Web Design shoot 24 images for each panorama and often have be quick to avoid people from appearing several times in the same panorama. However Tom Mills is a professional award winning photographer who will be happy to advise on the amount of time needed for a really special shot.

How should I prepare locations before the shoot ?

Its a special shot intended to show off how delightful a location is. Therefore have a fresh look at your location and see if their are any particular features you would like to exhibit. Please Advise also if you would like models or require a building release form, which VR Web Design are happily arrange.

What plug-in should I use to display my virtual tour ?

Choose between flash, java, direct x, active x, or shockwave.

How long does it take to program a virtual tour ?

This depends on the content being added to the tour, i.e. maps, compass, animations, etc. However we are very good programmers and pride ourselves on our quick turnaround. So it is safe to expect the virtual tour to be programmed between 1 and 5 days.

What features can I have in a virtual tour ?

There are many features that can be included in a virtual tour. We encourage our clients to be imaginative as we create unique bespoke virtual tours that set us apart from other virtual tour companies. Our strengths are in virtual tour programming so we like to flex our muscles whereever possible. Features that can be included in your virtual tour are: text, logos, hotspots, 3D hotspots, splash screen, navigation bar, images, maps, Google map, compass, music, animation, weather effects, auto camera direction, and film.

How do you deliver the virtual tour ?

Send it by mail or email, or we can upload directly to your website. The Tour can be easily embedded on to your website page, and can be styled to fit seamlessly.

What happens if I do not have a website ?

Then we can make one for you. What ever your requirements VR web design can build a quality website, maintain it, and even host it for you. We are not only designers, but also developers ! Which means from start to finish we can comfortably handle any project to include all photography, logo and theme design, blogging, web copy, programming, hosting, and marketing. We are experts in search engine optimisation and will be with you every step of the way to ensure you receive high search engine rankings.

What areas do you cover ?

UK and Worldwide coverage.

Why should I use VR Web Design ?

Simply because we offer more for less than any other virtual tour provider. Please ask us for details.

Can I use the 360 degree panoramic images ?

Yes ! Great question. The panoramic images not only look great on a virtual tour, but look very good when displayed with your marketing literature, be it on a flyer, business card, or long postcard, you can clearly demonstrate the space and decor your business has to offer. 360 Degree panoramas can also be used to make stunning stereographic images and displayed on the wall as a fine art print, or printed on to geometric shapes and even lampshades !