Posted by: Bert and Tania | February 26, 2010

97 Mexapixel Himalayan Virtual Reality

Remember when we started megamooning we did a trek in Nepal? Well I was so struck by the view from the highest point, Gokyo Ri, that I thought I’d make a virtual reality simulation of it so you can get a better grasp of how incredible it was. It’s a bit late because we’ve only just got our laptops (thanks to my parents, Tim and not much thanks to Fedex).

I stitched together lots of photos and make three virtual reality tours. You can zoom in quite a long way and see quite a lot of detail and I hope it gives you some feeling of what it was like to be at the top (and with no risk of altitude sickness).

I’ve put three movies in a compressed ZIP file for you (136Mb). You can download this file by pasting this link into your browser:

http://www.beagleybrown.com/downloads/gokyo_ri_virtual_reality.zip

To see these marvels, you need to have Quicktime 7 installed (Quicktime 10 doesn’t work). Inside the ZIP file there is a file which will install Quicktime 7 on your PC if you don’t already have it. I think MAC users should already have it as it’s an Apple program.

Once you’ve opened the files in Quicktime, you can click on the picture and move the mouse around to move your view. You can also zoom in and out using the shift and control keys. Test: can you see what Tania’s reading in the lakeside view?

The google satellite image of the area we trekked in is pretty cool too – attached.

If you can’t unzip the file, try these links:
http://www.beagleybrown.com/downloads/view_from_half_way_up_gokyo_ri.mov
http://www.beagleybrown.com/downloads/view_from_top_of_gokyo_ri.mov
http://www.beagleybrown.com/downloads/view_from_lakeside.mov

Email me if it doesn’t work.

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Responses

  1. Very cool, Bert. It looks just like the Quantocks but with more prayer flag things.

    • Thanks Gwynbo. In the one from the top you can see the town Gokyo where we stayed (to the left of the lakes). That puts the rest of it in perspective sizewise. It was all very big.

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