Sokullu Mosque - 3D Virtual Tour
Sokullu Mosque 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 Sokullu Mosque, 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 Sokullu Mosque were done in the years 2006 and 2011. Shooting equipment was Nikon D70 and D7000 digital camera, 10.5 mm fisheye lens, remote control, panoramic tripod head and a tripod. For Sokullu Mosque 169+ 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.
The lates panorama features wat is called “embedded detail” - some sections of the mosque are photographed with an extra zoom lens to produce highly detailed pictures when zoomed in. Especially the peaces of the Black Stone from the Holy Kaabah can be viewed with high detailed.