Are you planning to go a heritage tour? How about taking a virtual tour? Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT- Hyderabad) has created a virtual reality experience for an oral historical narrative of Begum Hayat Bakshi.
This 360-degree VR animation film trailer has been done on Begum Hayat Bakshi, who is considered to be one of the most influential women rulers of Medieval Deccan. She contributed to three generations of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. A trailer titled, 'Ma Saheba - The queen of Hyderabad', explores 360-degree VR animation as the latest technology of film.
The technology enables viewers to visit the majestic tombs of the Qutb Shahi from the comfort of their own location, interacting with the landscape as if they are physically there almost. The installation aims at raising awareness about the intricate history of Hyderabad.
"The objective is to create visual model of monuments in India. This is the first attempt in this series and a fusion of art and technology."
The Department of Design at IIT Hyderabad conducted high-resolution scan of the tomb complex. Using the VR headset at the airport, one would be able to experience the architectural magnificence of the tombs, which include that of the founder of Hyderabad, Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah.
Speaking about this initiative, Prof. Deepak John Mathew, Head, Department of Design, IIT Hyderabad, said, “the objective is to create visual model of monuments in India. This is the first attempt in this series and a fusion of art and technology.”
An advantage of VR is its 360-degree immersive experience. Using the technology in immersion, researchers have developed a virtual exploratory landscape which lets the user experience the historical monuments of Qutb Shahi tombs. The use of virtual reality-based technology to preserve and explore history is a method that provides results with almost lifelike experiences.
The VR demonstrations will be available for the public on 11th and 12th October 2019 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, as part of the Hyderabad Design Week celebrations.
India Science Wire