I hope the information of this section will allow you to start creating panoramic images and spherical Quicktime VRs of your own. Or maybe better understand the processes involved. If you want to add or correct something, or just submit a question, use the contact form.
Written by Eric Rougier
|Opening CubicConverter||Loading the image previously rendered in PTMac||Saving the side containing nadir with the "hole.|
|Opening Photoshop||Loading the Nadir with the hole from CubicConverter and the picture of Nadir made during the shooting|| Assembling, placing and modeling the two images with the Warp module
Edit -> Transform -> Warp
|Fine placing and cutting||Correction of the density of the added central part. Note: You can set this correction in "grayscale" not to be influenced by colors||Color enhancement of the added central part|
|Editing of details and backup||Replacing the side containing nadir with the hole in CubicConverter||Final conversion in CubicConverter and saving as a Quicktime file and an image (TIFF, JPEG format...)|
Once saved, the final spherical image can be corrected, edited, enhanced according to your needs and your creativity. The max. duration for the nadir patching is 10 mnts. Special thanks to Matthew/360Precision, Pierre/Adobe, Stéphane/Realviz, Gilles, Michel, Jean,... and all members of the PhotoPanorama forum for their assistance and informations.
Another instance made the same way (without any link to Paris, but fun and pretty technical :-). Note that the mirror on nadir has not been shot from the "nodal point", in order to avoid the camera to be reflected. Original idea: Marco Luethi : Panorama, QUicktime VR fullscreen (1.5 MB)
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