During my semester as a research assistant at the HCI lab at Wellesley, I was given a task of creating a virtual reality tour of a certain place on Wellesley Campus for the science fair.
I picked Tower Court - a spacious green courtyard that is surrounded by three beautiful dorm buildings.
I created a 3D model of this space in Unity3D, took high resolution photographs of the dorm buildings, cleaned them up, edited the perspective, and texture mapped them on the building blocks.
For the purpose of the demo, I integrated Oculus Rift with my Unity application so that the visitors could be fully immersed in the environment and could view it by simply turning their head. I also added a "player" object into the scene, so that the visitors could explore the space by simply using arrow keys to walk around.