Join Date: May 2002
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I did that type of display way back in 1998 on a commercial website to show off all sides of product. A group of UVA students had developed a process where they had a circular track for the camera and you put the product in the middle and took photos all around the track. They had developed software to then stitch the photos together and let you mouse over in any direction to show that side of the product. I always thought it was a really neat idea and overcame a lot of the difficulties on line buying presents since you can't inspect the product like in real life.
The major downside is the cost to implement vs. simply taking a single photo or grabbing a mfr. photo for a site.
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