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    360 Degree Panorama - Enfuse

    heres a 360 degree panorama i put together from a series of bracketed exposures using ptgui & bracketeer, a mac gui for enfuse -

    360 Degree Panorama - Enfuse

    you can view the interactive flash vr here - http://www.nylocations.com/360-panor...n-planetarium/

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    Re: 360 Degree Panorama - Enfuse

    Seen many before but love looking at vr 360's.

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    Re: 360 Degree Panorama - Enfuse

    Stunning!

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    Re: 360 Degree Panorama - Enfuse

    the interactive VR is off the hook. Great stuff

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    Re: 360 Degree Panorama - Enfuse

    thanks guys !

    wish the car hadn't been there, it was a bit of an experiment bracketing all those shots as the sun set, but i was happy w/ the result -

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    Re: 360 Degree Panorama - Enfuse

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Rohn View Post
    wish the car hadn't been there
    Well, you are just gonna have to park further away, or round a corner, next time Sam

    No, seriously, these are magnificent 'shots', I can see how these must be a great asset in your work, not to mention a treat for us.

    I don't think I've seen any this good; the spherical coverage, no obvious joins or ghosts, etc.
    Even the car in this one, I don't feel detracts too much; it adds a foreground interest that even people who don't know the area, or the VR views, can assimilate with. I spent a while looking at the street lights and how this produced the car and tree shadows.

    I know there are lots more on your site(s) we can peruse, but do post the occasional one here to remind us.

    How many man-hours does it take (shooting and PP) to get to this level of perfection?
    And, if you don't mind revealing, what sort of camera, lens and number of shots did it take to produce the one above?

    Thanks for sharing, Dave

    (and yes, that was my warped sense of humour at the head of the post)

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    Re: 360 Degree Panorama - Enfuse

    thanks dave -

    heres another, non hdr pano -

    360 Degree Panorama - Enfuse

    360 flash vr of this panorama here - http://www.nylocations.com/360-panor...oly-sepulchre/

    sean's night photography has been a big inspiration to me, and the tuts on this site have been very helpful as well -

    lately, i've been shooting panos with a nikon D300 + nikkor 10.5mm fisheye, and using a nodal ninja 5 panohead

    the planetarium pano was a total of 9 frames (6 around, + 1 up & 2 down) x 9 exposures = 81 (!) images total that took about 10 min to capture, then about 40 min to batch enfuse, then maybe 15 min to stitch, 20 min to render, then maybe another 20-40 min for final photoshopping, fixing the nadir (removing tripod from down view), etc - maybe 1 hour of me actually doing stuff, more time watching progress bars...

    thats assuming a pano w/ no major alignment errors, moving objects/people, etc, and assuming you are not rendering larger than about 10000x5000 pixels, as the documents can then take forever to open, change, save, etc, and a bit of experience in all of the above

    the church pano in this post was shot w/ a nikon D70 & 10.5mm fisheye, no bracketing, that took much less time than the planetarium, 6mp x 9 images vs 12mp x 81 images

    there is a constant back and forth between newer computer, software, which are usually a bit faster than the last one, and your new cameras higher resolution, which eats up all that speed, making your brand new computer and feel slower right away

    software, i used to use realviz stitcher, but recently switched to ptgui for stitching, much better results, support, faster, etc

    hugin is an excellent freeware stitching app thats worth a look too

    there are plenty of excellent equirectangular panoramas on line, plenty better than mine, here are a few good sites -

    http://viewat.org
    http://www.vrmag.org
    http://www.360icon.com
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/equirectangular/

    and forums

    http://www.panoguide.com/forums/
    http://www.tawbaware.com/forum2/
    http://www.nodalninja.com/forum/
    http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/PanoToolsNG/

    thanks again !

    sam

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    Last edited by Sam Rohn; 13th October 2008 at 08:06 AM.

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