VTour is the latest release from RealViz. The new application combines technology from the company's Stitcher panorama-creation software and ImageModeler 3D photo mapping package to allow the creation of virtual tours built around photoreal 3D environments, according to the company.

Tours are built from digital photographs or 360-degree panoramas. These are then turned into 3D scenes including both interior and outdoor urban scenes, using polygonal photo-textured primitives. The results can be exported as a set walkthrough, or as interactive scenes in ShockWave or Virtools Web Player format.

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Realviz says that VTour could also be used alongside the StoryViz pre-viz application to add photoreal backdrops to 3D storyboards.
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VTour costs €500 (around £280). It