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14 Mar 2002
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A highly realistic 3-D CGI virtual reality (VR) walk-through tour of Himeji Castle allows (online) visitors to explore parts of the famous castle that ordinary visitors rarely get to see. Hacosco Inc., a Tokyo-based VR service provider, has created a VR tour that simulates walking inside the castle up to the top floor of the main keep and takes visitors to sections usually closed to the public.


Photo credit: Hacosco Inc.

The VR project was created by a production team of nearly 10 members led by Hacosco Inc., a Tokyo-based VR service provider. The team used a drone, high-resolution cameras and a laser scanner in the autumn of last year to capture images of the castle from all angles over a period of about two weeks. After the images were put together, the members put the laser scanner to work to accurately measure the dimensions to recreate the castle more faithfully.

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