See the big picture, in EXQUISITE detail
Creative & Interactive Services, Gigapixel
Photography, and Virtual Tours
TVM Graphics creates stunning, ultra-high resolution Gigapixel images, 360-degree panoramas, and virtual tours
for industry, retail, tourism, culture & heritage, entertainment and science. These
rich, powerful visual tools help to engage visitors and deliver
powerful, memorable online experiences - a key aspect of digital
Gigapixel imaging is a set of cutting-edge technologies for capturing ultra-high resolution, 360-degree panoramic images, and then viewing and interacting with those images on the web. Developed in part by NASA and Carnegie-Mellon University for the Mars rover program, 'Gigapixel' is a set of related technologies that encompass digital photography, robotics, advanced software, and the
One of the most unique aspects of
Gigapixel images is the ability to take in an entire scene,
while being able to navigate around and zoom in to the
finest detail without any loss of image quality;
How It Works
A Gigapixel image is actually a mosaic of hundreds or even thousands of photographs, 'stitched' together
into a single, seamless image. The figure below shows the hundreds of images that compose our example (266 individual images in this case). You can learn more about the complete process here.
We use a
(called a motion control) system, originally developed by NASA and
Carnagie-Mellon University Robotics Lab for the
NASA Mars Rover
The robot ensures that each
image is precisely aligned and that the whole scene is
captured in perfect detail. You can learn more about our
robotics system and techniques here.
can be embedded on your web site, hosted on another
viewer site (like
360cities), or can be printed in very large formats - they
can even be viewed on mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, and
Windows phones and tablets!
Gigapixel Virtual Tours
High-resolution panoramas can be linked together into a seamless virtual tour, similar to Google Street Views, but with much more detail and resolution.
Virtual Reality Tours (VR Tours) allow
website visitors to navigate effortlessly around in a virtual
environment that recreates physical spaces in amazing detail.
Intuitive, easy-to-use navigation and
stunning image quality makes VR Tours ideal for virtual tourism,
showrooms, University campus maps & tours, galleries and
museums, shopping malls, and hundereds of other
VR Tours can be viewed on iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone and
other mobile devices, and can be location-aware. Tours can
be fully guided or navigated at will by the user, and can be
augmented with ambient audio, music, and integrated video.
You can learn more about our Virtual Tours and see