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adriaanvandam
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product panorama

by adriaanvandam » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:02 pm

A client wants to have a panorama of a van from outside a van.

So he want to see the van outside from different angels. Just like a smal product where you can look around from different corners.
How do I manage this? And can I stitch this in Autopano? Has someone an example?

Thanks! Adriaan.

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Re: product panorama

by mediavets » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:11 pm

adriaanvandam wrote:A client wants to have a panorama of a van from outside a van.

So he want to see the van outside from different angels. Just like a smal product where you can look around from different corners.
How do I manage this?

Not easy, see:
http://www.panoguide.com/forums/qna/7479/

And can I stitch this in Autopano?

No - see:
http://ggnome.com/object2vr

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Re: product panorama

by HansKeesom » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:40 pm

The hardest things is going around the van. You need a big circle preferable on a larg empty space so the background can be out of focus.
Place your camera on at least 36 places on this circle pointing example to the center of the circle.

Some large ad firms have a platform for this that can rotate

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Re: product panorama

by adriaanvandam » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:57 pm

Okey great, thanks for the information. Its not an easy thing :-).

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Re: product panorama

by klausesser » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:52 pm

HansKeesom wrote:The hardest things is going around the van. You need a big circle preferable on a larg empty space so the background can be out of focus.
Place your camera on at least 36 places on this circle pointing example to the center of the circle.

Some large ad firms have a platform for this that can rotate



36 positions are far too few. I shot a small sports-scar this way using 250 positions - you need a lot more for a van, because the circle has to be rather big for achieving smooth moving.
36 position will make it look like a flip-book resp. time-lapse.

But the real problem is: you need an absolutely constant distance - seen from the center of the car. With a van that´s almost impossible.

So the only real useful way is to place the van on a turntable and aiming the camera straight to it´s center.

I´ll look to find my car-object pano and will show it here.

Klaus

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Re: product panorama

by HansKeesom » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:55 pm

The moment you can place the van on a turntable, yes by all means do more then 36 ;-) But moving the camer 250 times seemed a bit too much to me ;-)

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Re: product panorama

by klausesser » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:02 pm

HansKeesom wrote:The moment you can place the van on a turntable, yes by all means do more then 36 ;-) But moving the camer 250 times seemed a bit too much to me ;-)



Sounds more complicated than it is: you need to draw a circle by holding a straightened string fixed in the center and masure and mark the steps.
Then you take a good tripod, place the foreward-looking foot onto the mark on each position with the camera fixed and aimed as exactly as possible to
the center of the car. This way you get an almost constant distance and angle.

This all takes some hours of course. Another problem: the background moves when you turn the car around on screen . . . :cool:

So we ended up doing it again in a specialized studio - they had a turntable floating with the ground-level. Only a very fine line was visible and could get retouched.
The turntable´s motor was in sync with the camera - it stopped moving on each position and fired the camera.

Needles to say that this kind of studios are somewhat expensive - our shooting took one day and alone the studio was about 3000.-€ + tax.

http://www.izmostudio.eu/about-us/studio-rental/
http://www.core77.com/blog/photography/ ... _21672.asp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIAzv3iAaxE
http://360platform.com/products-detail. ... 349&id=300

Klaus


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