We have created tours for some of the biggest names in their respective industries – brands such as Liverpool FC, Tommy Hilfiger, Sunseeker Yachts, Corinthia Hotels and The Roman Baths – yet there’s one stand out market which enjoys more visits than all others by some margin: Independent Schools.
Our virtual tours are based upon a 100% accurate 3D model that gets created through a 3D scanning process that uses Infrared. The main body of King William’s College was scanned in around 4 hours, with one of my colleagues carrying out separate scans of areas that were separate to the main building, such as the Chapel, DT Block, Boarding Areas and the Sports Hall.
4K hi-res 360 degree images are captured during the scanning process and overlaid on top of the model to arrive at a stunning 3D virtual tour. Having this level of hi-quality imagery leads to a bonus by-product in that you can download any image from any angle or area of a tour – perfect for marketing brochures or a website, and all without spending anything on a separate photographer!
Showcasing the school’s boarding areas and common rooms was a big emphasis for the marketing team at KWC. Vitally important as the teaching and learning environments are, the “behind the scenes” areas need featuring to allow overseas pupils to begin to get excited about how they will be spending their time away from the classroom.
Interactive content can be embedded within our tours. This can be as simple as some text to explain a bit more about an area or object, but it can also take the online visitor to your website, a hosted image, a YouTube video or even a tour of another part of the building! This is really valuable for a big site that comprises multiple buildings that are not joined.
Giving pupils access to a virtual tour ahead of them beginning at a school serves as a virtual induction. They can navigate the corridors and stairways etc.. to familiarise themselves, putting them at ease and removing a little of that first day fear that we’ve all experienced in moving to a new school.
We may be unable to leave our homes at the moment, but that’s no reason to stop exploring! Have a look at 10 of our favourite cultural and heritage sites as if you were there in person, through hi-impact’s virtual tours.