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Real Estate Virtual Tour in Southport, NC

by wshackne » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:56 pm

We were hired a few months back to handle all of the interactive marketing for Southport Way, a new community in Southport, NC with strong historical roots. We put together two linked tours for them. One of these focuses on the town and the other on the actual development.

The primary site is at http://www.southportway.com
Southport Way Tour: http://www.southportway.com/portals/12/tour/virtualtour.html
Historic Southport Tour: http://www.southportway.com/portals/12/southport-tour/virtualtour.html

From a technical perspective, both tours work on iPad, Android, and desktop. Both use the gyro plugin for iOS and the Historic Southport tour makes use of the krpano map plugin. All panos shot with a Canon T1i, Sigma 8mm Fisheye, and Nodal Ninja mount. We're Google phorographers as well, so we've moved to their standard equipment. More info at http://www.proclaiminteractive.com/photography/.

If anyone have any feedback I would appreciate it! We are always trying to improve.

Thanks all!

Spence Hackney
Proclaim Interactive
http://www.proclaiminteractive.com

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by klausesser » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:28 pm

wshackne wrote:If anyone have any feedback I would appreciate it! We are always trying to improve.

Well . . . is that a joke demonstrating that the world is round? ;)

best, Klaus
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by wshackne » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:34 pm

Klaus, I hate to say it, but I don't quite get your last post.

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by UK Pano » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:04 am

I think Klaus is referring to the prominent curve of the opening tour - hence "world is round". i would also look to improve this by masking out the tripod shadow either via an alpha channel mask in photoshop or APGs own masking tool.


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by klausesser » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:47 am

UK Pano wrote:I think Klaus is referring to the prominent curve of the opening tour - hence "world is round". i would also look to improve this by masking out the tripod shadow either via an alpha channel mask in photoshop or APGs own masking tool.

Hey Spence!

You didn´t stitch/render precisely 2:1. So the equirectangular image which you put into PTP is heavily distorted.

You need to use 2:1 to have verticals vertical and horizontals horizontal ;)

See here: www.360impressions.de/kbogen413

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by wshackne » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:21 pm

OK, I think I found out what was going on. Have a look at http://www.southportway.com/portals/12/southport-tour/virtualtour.html and see you think it looks better.

We had adjusted the "Input Field of View" by changing the Vertical to 180 to get the Nadir patch to show up. Once we reverted this it looked OK. I do have a few specific questions though:

1) Is there anyone to "batch" setting have APT revert these Input Field of View values back to the default calculated value?

2) When I edit an image and use the "Spot Healing" brush in PhotoShop to remove the tripod, APT can't calculate the Vertical Offset in the Input Filed of View and I get red exclamation marks beside it.

3) Is there any way to get the Nadir patch to show without changing the vertical field of view to 180? We are coming from another software package that would allow to to use a patch to fill the area we didn't shoot so you end up with full panos. We are adding this Nadir patch under Project Properties > Extras > Logo > Nadir Logo

Thanks so much for all the help. I really do appreciate it.

Spence

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by klausesser » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:38 am

wshackne wrote:OK, I think I found out what was going on. Have a look at http://www.southportway.com/portals/12/southport-tour/virtualtour.html and see you think it looks better.

Hey Spence!

Very well done! One more thing ;): I suggest to get rid of the somewhat heavy CAs/purple fringes using Lightroom or Phptoshop or a
good RAW-converter (given you used RAW - which i would advise cleary).

best, Klaus
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by wshackne » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:34 pm

Thanks Klaus,

I am looking for those purple fringes at http://www.southportway.com/portals/12/southport-tour/virtualtour.html and can't really see anything (and I don't know what CA's are). Can you give me a bit more info? Perhaps a quick screen capture or a link to a tour that doesn't have these? I am really looking to dial or workflow in here and appreciate the feedback.

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by vklaffehn » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:25 pm

Hi!
I think, Klaus meant those pink borders, see my screenshot.
And I think it would be a good idea to limit the zoom to 100%, so you cant zoom in so much that you see single interpolated pixels.

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Volker Klaffehn

P.s.:CA means Chromatic Aberration

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatic_aberration


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by klausesser » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:18 pm

wshackne wrote:Thanks Klaus,

I am looking for those purple fringes at http://www.southportway.com/portals/12/southport-tour/virtualtour.html and can't really see anything (and I don't know what CA's are). Can you give me a bit more info? Perhaps a quick screen capture or a link to a tour that doesn't have these? I am really looking to dial or workflow in here and appreciate the feedback.

Hi!


Volker pointed it out. It´s easy to compensate in Lightroom resp. Photohop. Use the lens-correction tools.

I definitely suggest to use RAW!

And i fully agree to Volker: limit the zoom to 100% - in the PTP-editor you can set that: "limit zoom to image resolution".
http://www.autopano.net/wiki-en/action/view/Panotour_Pro_-_Panorama_Properties_-_View

When zoom to more than 100% you just enlarge pixels - and that becomes very ugly very quick :cool:

best, Klaus
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by wshackne » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:37 pm

Thanks...that was REALLY helpful and worked like a champ. THANK YOU!


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