Hi ladies and gents! My name is Patrick Niddrie, and I’m the creator of this here website. I began my foray into making virtual tours in 2008, when I was putting together a bunch of panoramas that I took while traveling around Australia and Asia. After stitching those panoramas together, it dawned on me that I could actually create virtual tours!
Trying to learn how to make my first virtual tour proved to be a daunting task, because there was no “go-to” resource explaining everything I needed to know. I did a lot of experimentation and spent tons of time honing this craft while running my company, True View Images. As I learned more, I did virtual tours for major Universities, hotels, B&B’s and real estate agents.
I checked back a few years later to see if there was a place on the web where one could learn how to make a virtual tour from start to finish – and I found that there wasn’t! Remembering what it was like to have to learn from a hodgepodge of tutorials, I decided to create Make Virtual Tours in order to help the folks that were in my position when I first started. The result is this very website! My goal for the site is to share all of the knowledge that I’ve gained about how to make the best virtual tours possible – from start to finish.
I love hearing from you, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask on twitter!