Web Camera Embedded in Panorama


This is really cool, for those of you out there that have web camera’s. Basically click the image below to view a 360 degree panorama from Piccadilly Circus, you will then be asked by flash player if you want to ‘allow’ or ‘deny’ VR Web Design to use your webcam, click ‘allow’ and hey presto you should appear on the advertising billboard at London’s famous landmark ‘Piccadilly Circus’.

camera screen Web Camera Embedded in Panorama

This is an example of embedding a webcam into a panorama

Please note its not the best panorama I’ve taken, it was a bit of a rush photoshop job as I was quite excited about the webcam, also picture of me is er… not the best I can look icon smile Web Camera Embedded in Panorama

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5 Comments

  1. Greg
    Posted July 19, 2009 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    Great trick Tom! looks really good.

  2. Posted July 27, 2009 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    Wow, thanks Greg, glad you liked it :)

  3. Posted July 27, 2009 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    I am so very happy to have found you. These tips are going to be so helpful. I can’t thank you enough.

  4. Posted February 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    I would like how to make this effect to put a video inside my panoramas. What software do you use to animate the panoramas? I am using pano2vr.
    Thanks a lot and I would appreciate any advice you can gime me.

  5. Posted February 23, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    Hi Augusto,

    The example above was made using flash panorama player, but you should be able to do it with any player. You just need to have a plugin/component that you can embed into your panorama via XML, that will access the users webcam. I dont know any of hand (the example above was made with a plugin that ships with FPP), so you will have to google to find some http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&=&q=flash+webcam+plugin&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=#sclient=psy&hl=en&source=hp&q=flash+webcam+component&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.1,or.&fp=b5fc6a07c812d0bf alternatively just use FPP, hope this helps ?

    Best wishes,

    tom

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