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Omniview Releases Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater CD-ROM

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Omniview Releases Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater CD-ROM

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Omniview, Inc. has announced the release of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, a new CD-ROM featuring a virtual tour of the noted architect's Fallingwater house in Bear Run, Pennsylvania. The house was constructed in 1936 and is open to the public in a park-like setting.

According to the company, Fallingwater exemplifies the possibilities inherent in PhotoBubble images, a new photographic technology that is both immersive and interactive. PhotoBubble images are created by taking opposing photographs with a standard fisheye lens and joining them via computer image remapping. The result is a spherical image with a 360degree view from a given vantage point. Viewers can travel through a series of linked PhotoBubble images that virtually places them in the environment. The CDROM features more than 30 spherical PhotoBubble images of the Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece with a comprehensive, extensively researched narration.

"PhotoBubble images let desktop viewers examine this architecture at their own rate," said Wayne Prichard, vice president of marketing for Omniview. "From the cantilevered design to the recessed lighting to the natural boulder in the floor, the 360degree [perspective] enables views of every corner, every angle, every element of the home. …

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