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Tonight for your viewing pleasure

A virtual trip to the Sistine Chapel.


Update go here http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html Villanova Villanova students and faculty from the University’s communication and computing science departments spent five nights in a closed Sistine Chapel, taking several thousand digital photographs with an advanced motorized camera rig and then digitally stitched together, color-corrected, and post-processed the images to create a cubic panorama file that presents the Chapel in a three-dimensional projection. Learn more here. Visitors can zoom in for high-resolution views of the interior of the Chapel. The tour can be viewed over Internet connections with a variety of bandwidths. It does take a bit of time to initially load. It took Michelangelo 4 years to paint the 12,000 square foot ceiling, not to mention the years spent by the other masters Raphael, Bernini and Botticelli (and of course their assistants). So five nights to film and who knows how many weeks to render, is…