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More Information About 360° VR Images and Video

We're now shooting Google Cardboard-compatible 360° VR still photos and video. If you're not sure what all that means, then this page is for you.

What is Google Cardboard?

Wikipedia says: "Google Cardboard is a virtual reality (VR) platform developed by Google for use with a head mount for a smartphone. Named for its fold-out cardboard viewer, the platform is intended as a low-cost system to encourage interest and development in VR applications. Users can either build their own viewer from simple, low-cost components using specifications published by Google, or purchase a pre-manufactured one. The viewer is used by placing a smartphone into the back of it and viewing through the lenses in the front." More...

 

How Do I View HAFU's VR Photos?

There are three different ways in which you can view the 360° photos that we provide here on our website (and which can sometimes be found on our Facebook page as well):

Desktop Computer: When you're viewing the image in a standard web browser window use your mouse to scroll around and up and down. Just click and drag -- it's easy.

Smartphone View: If you view any of the pages on our website on your iOS or Android smartphone, then the VR images should appear to move as you move your phone around in space. You can move your phone from left to right, and up and down in order to see the 360° view of the image. Press the 'full screen' icon in the right hand corner of the image to see it in fullscreen mode on your phone.

Cardboard (Stereoscopic) Viewer: When viewing these pages on your smartphone and you start to look at one of the 360° images, you should see the small Google Cardboard icon in the bottom right of the image. Press this and the screen is immediately split into two separate stereoscopic halves. You can now pop your device into a Google Cardboard viewer, and get the full immersive 360° experience.

 

How Do I View HAFU's VR Videos?

We will soon have some full 360° videos here on this site, but if you want to see all the ones we've published, check out the 360 Playlist on out free online video channel.

As with the VR photos, there are three different ways in which you can view the 360° videos that we provide on our website :

Desktop Computer: When you're viewing the movie in a standard web browser window use your mouse to scroll around and up and down. Just click and drag -- it's easy.

Please be aware that at this time, the Safari web browser on the Macintosh does NOT support the (correct) playback of VR movies -- that's whether you're trying to watch them on this site, or on YouTube. In this case please use either Google Chrome or Firefox.

Smartphone View: If you view any of the VR movies on our website on your iOS or Android smartphone, then they should appear to move as you move your phone around in space. You can move your phone from left to right, and up and down in order to see the 360° view of the footage. Press the 'full screen' icon in the right hand corner of the image to see it in fullscreen mode on your phone.

Cardboard (Stereoscopic) Viewer: When viewing these pages on your smartphone and you start to look at one of the 360° images, you should see the small Google Cardboard icon in the bottom right of the image. Press this and the screen is immediately split into two separate stereoscopic halves. You can now pop your device into a Google Cardboard viewer, and get the full immersive 360° experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The main 'dining room' of the former RNZAF Station Omaka barracks in Blenheim, New Zealand.

The image above is a Google Cardboard compatible 360°photograph. Use your mouse to scroll around inside the image, or open this page on your iOS or Android smart phone and view the image either as a panoramic image that you can scroll around, or as a fully immersive experience using a Cardboard-compatible VR headset.


 

Driving along the Kaikoura Coast, on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island.

Note that due to technical limitations this movie will not play back correctly if you are using the Safari web browser on MacOS. Please use Chrome or Firefox instead.

The movie above is a Google Cardboard compatible 360°video. Use your mouse to scroll around inside the movie, or open this page on your iOS or Android smart phone and view the image either as a panoramic image that you can scroll around, or as a fully immersive experience using a Cardboard-compatible VR headset.

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