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How to create a cylindrical panorama?

by kosmomedia2004 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:42 pm

Hello together,

I want to create a cylindrical panorama from six photos I have taken, but the result is terrible.

The photos I have taken with a Wallimax 8mm Fisheye sony alpha 77. Which setting I have to choose in autopano giga?

Since now I used these ones:


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by klausesser » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:45 pm

kosmomedia2004 wrote:I want to create a cylindrical panorama from six photos I have taken, but the result is terrible.

For getting help maybe it would be clever to show the result here . . ;):cool:

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by a a gruntpuddock » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:46 pm

It would be better if you could post the photos (or a link to them) so that we can try to stitch them.
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by kosmomedia2004 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:54 pm

For your information: the picture will not be toured with pano tour pro. It´s for a client who wants these specifications:

Virtual Tours.
Cylindrical virtual tour files are ideal.
Ideal Image Size: Minimum of 7000 pixels wide x 1750 pixels high.
Ideal Aspect Ratio: 4:1 height to width ratio.
Ideal File Types: Cylindrical JPEG or MOV

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by mediavets » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:03 pm

You may find these links to imformation about image projections useful:

http://www.autopano.net/wiki-en/action/view/Understanding_Projecting_Modes

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/image-projections.htm

Here is your image cropped using a 4:1 aspect ratio.

Is this what you (and your client) expect and require?


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by mediavets » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:06 pm

kosmomedia2004 wrote:For your information: the picture will not be toured with pano tour pro. It´s for a client who wants these specifications:

Virtual Tours.
Cylindrical virtual tour files are ideal.
Ideal Image Size: Minimum of 7000 pixels wide x 1750 pixels high.
Ideal Aspect Ratio: 4:1 height to width ratio.

Ideal File Types: Cylindrical JPEG or MOV

I presume your client actually meant a width to height ratio of 4:1?
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by kosmomedia2004 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:42 pm

I presume your client actually meant a width to height ratio of 4:1?

Yes he did!


Is this what you (and your client) expect and require?

The ratio of 4:1 is ok, but the result is not what I expect. When I import that for example into krpano and create a tour, then the result is not good. The horizontal lines are very curved, even the vertical lines at the right and the left of the image.

At the end it should look like this:

http://vfmleonardo.com/360-virtual-tours

He is using this player, but I can not download it, to test it. http://flashpanoramas.com/player/

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by mediavets » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:07 pm

kosmomedia2004 wrote:The ratio of 4:1 is ok, but the result is not what I expect. When I import that for example into krpano and create a tour, then the result is not good. The horizontal lines are very curved, even the vertical lines at the right and the left of the image.

See my screenshot below - vertical lines look straight enough to me - if you have define the pano FOV correctly; even though Panotour and Panotour Pro do not support images with a cylindrical projection as input.

At the end it should look like this:

http://vfmleonardo.com/360-virtual-tours

He is using this player, but I can not download it, to test it. http://flashpanoramas.com/player/

AFAIK there is no trial version of this software.

If your client is using the Flash Panorama Player (for which there is as yet only a Flash version, no version for iDevices or non-Flash Android platforms) then he's probably using Flashificator (a GUI front end for that player) to build his tours:

http://flashificator.com/

Is your client compalining about the pano images you have provide him that meet his spec.?


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by klausesser » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:49 pm

kosmomedia2004 wrote:At the end it should look like this:
http://vfmleonardo.com/360-virtual-tours

Besides this looks terribly retouched and is of very low resolution - a cylindric pano these days seems somewhat outdated i mean.

So the best way (in my eyes) would be to build it as a sphere and - if your client still want it - restrict the vertical angle in the xml
to show it like a cylinder.
Then you can display it on iDevices too.

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by mediavets » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:52 am

klausesser wrote:
kosmomedia2004 wrote:At the end it should look like this:
http://vfmleonardo.com/360-virtual-tours

Besides this looks terribly retouched and is of very low resolution - a cylindric pano these days seems somewhat outdated i mean.

So the best way (in my eyes) would be to build it as a sphere and - if your client still want it - restrict the vertical angle in the xml
to show it like a cylinder.

I agree but if his client doesn't understand this nor want spherical panos ....

Then you can display it on iDevices too.

best, Klaus

His client is creating the tours....his client uses Flash Panorama Player, which at present is only available in a Flash version.
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by klausesser » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:47 am

mediavets wrote:I agree but if his client doesn't understand this nor want spherical panos ....

Well - maybe the client simply doesn´t know there is an alternative . . .

mediavets wrote:His client is creating the tours....his client uses Flash Panorama Player, which at present is only available in a Flash version.

Well - maybe the client simply doesn´t know there is an alternative . . .

;):cool:

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