Hagia Sophia - 3D Virtual Tour
Hagia Sophia virtual tours can be started by clicking the preview window or by downloading the stand-alone versions. Just drag the mouse to the direction you want to look. Use the scroll wheel to zoom at the details. Press F9 to get a list of the 3D sites you downloaded (residing in the same directory). To install the listed sites as a screensaver press F5. Our advise is to install all the sites, including Hagia Sophia, as a screensaver. When the screensaver starts, a random site is chosen and shown around automatically (this gives the impression of looking at a documentary in HD quality). To see the usage of other keys press F1. Press Ecs to exit.
Panorama shootings for Hagia Sophia were done in the years 2006, 2007 and 2010. Shooting equipment was Nikon D70, D80 and D90 digital camera, 10.5 mm fisheye lens, remote control, panoramic tripod head and a tripod. For Hagia Sophia 480+ pictures were taken. The pictures that are taken for different angles are later combined using a computer to form a full 360 degree panoramic view, surrounding the viewer both horizontally and vertically.