You can walk around a room in VR with a 3D model shot in just 10 seconds by Adapa360 Finch, a 360 drone. Or if you prefer, explore the 3D model without a VR headset.
In the past couple of years, we have seen a sudden increase in “invisible” 360 drones — drones that can capture a 360 photo or video, while also being so slim that they appear invisible in the 360 video. The result is a 360 photo or video that looks like it was captured by an invisible flying camera.
In this sample, the Finch flew just a straight line for around 10 or 20 seconds, capturing a 360 video. Frames were extracted from the 360 video and used to create a 3D model using photogrammetry software. In this case, the model had 186,000 triangles.
If you have an Oculus Quest, you can walk around the 3D model by clicking here on your VR headset’s browser (such as the Oculus Browser), then clicking on the Google Cardboard icon on the bottom right. If you don’t have a VR headset, you can still explore the 3D model below. Use the cursor keys to move around, and hold down shift while moving the cursor keys to navigate, or hold down Ctrl while moving the cursor keys to adjust the zoom. If you are viewing on a phone, you can swipe with two fingers on the screen to “walk” around or even crouch.