Looking for some Christmas decoration inspiration? Then check out the Google released 360 degrees White House video walking you through all the splendour and down-to-earth glamour of the White House Christmas decorations
Perhaps not all, as the video will only take you through some rooms and corridors. But for the vast majority of people who’ve never set foot into the White House, this is a pretty big deal. Especially considering that the video can be watched using Google cardboard and experiencing the tour in virtual reality.
It sounds even more interesting, right? A virtual reality tour of the lavishly Christmas decorated East Garden Room, the East Colonnade, the Vermeil Room, the White House Library and the China Room. Sure, it’s all neatly packed in just five minutes, but it’s really worth a kick-back session in preparation for the festive celebrities to come.
If you have Google Cardboard virtual reality set, all the better. Otherwise, dragging the video around will offer a pretty spectacular view nonetheless. Google released 360 degrees White House video will walk you through corridors and rooms like you’ve never seen them before. As with every conventional tour, a narrator will keep you company and describe every tinsel, every bit, every garland.
The 360 degrees White House video was created with the help of Google’s Jump rings. Made up of 16 camera modules displayed in circular formation, the Google Jump ring was gladly joined by GoPro, co-designer on the project. A mighty costly project at that, with the budget reaching a whooping 15,000 dollars.
So, whether you choose to tour the White House Christmas decorations on your phone, Android or iOS, any other mobile device or desktop, the 360 degrees video is worth a viewing. Be careful though. Without the VR headset, the images are blurry and not too telling. With the release of the video, Google announced that a Google Expedition version is also available. Teachers, equip your students’ groups with Cardboard virtual reality set and enjoy the ride.
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