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Hide tripod in 360 panorama

by charal3 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:47 am

Hi everyone,

I'd like to know how to hide the tripod in 360 panorama.
How result like this are made : http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/542038 ... 113245.png

Thanks you

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Re: Hide tripod in 360 panorama

by Destiny » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:00 am

Hi.. Its fairly easy to fix the nadir in most cases using Photoshop..

Here is a Video Tutorial on this... http://www.destinyvirtualtours.com/Fixi ... print.html

Nadirs with repetitive pattern carpets can be easily edited.. But if the pattern is not repetitive, it can be hard.. In that case, you will be better off capturing random images, then processing only the nadir images in APG, which will flatten the images into one flat image so you can use it to patch the nadir.. You can do a patch the nadir in APG but I find Photoshop is a better option.. Work with TIFs until the end..

Here are a few examples of a fixed nadir, using the same process as the video..

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Re: Hide tripod in 360 panorama

by gkaefer » Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:55 pm

kolor also presents a method to handle nadir patching:
http://www.kolor.com/wiki-en/action/view/Patching_the_nadir

I usually do following....
place a coin exact on bottom under your tripod pole.
take the pano as normal.
than moving the tripod away, making a handheld image from about the height of the pano setup to make the bottom image with the coin in center. in most cases I can use this handheld image (I often do erase most outer part of this images (except of the center part with the nadir & coin area... ersaing & replacing with transparent layer)
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Re: Hide tripod in 360 panorama

by rubenscardia » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:32 pm

Hi fellow,
I use to do something different, after follow those previously tips, of course, because I use to shoot my pictures with an circle fisheye without nadir correction hardware.
1. I use to shoot the images with the tripod legs almost closed, to see nothing of them.
2.I Choose put my gear in a place that the floor is too easy to clone.
3. I stitch my panoramas without concern about the nadir.
4. I use the panotour to open the panorama and than export faces cubes.
5. I use the floor cub to clone the image.
6. Use the panotour to import the cubes, and finally export the entire and corrected panorama.

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Re: Hide tripod in 360 panorama

by bazz » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:48 pm

I'm quite new to this but I found an easy way to remove the tripod. I take the nadir shot twice; once by just lowering the camera angle to point downward and then, I take the 2nd nadir shot after I spin the camera through 180 degrees. So by now I would have two nadir shots that are alnost mirror images of each other. then I adjust the camera upwards by 30 degrees. I carefully drag the tripod backwards, in a straight line until all legs are out of the original nadir shot area. Then I lock camera and pano head in place before tilting the tripod forward. Using the back leg of the tripod against furniture or my leg, I take another 'nadir' shot above the area of the original two. So far, on a non-repetitive rug pattern and carpet, I have been able to patch the original nadir such that the tripod disappears. Only adjustment needed has been:
select area from last nadir shot.
copy and paste into original nadir shot as a new layer.
adjust that layer using the perspective tool and perhaps brightness or contrast.

my so far worst case scenario has been to use two patches from the clear nadir shot so that rug edge pattern blends. total edit time, 4 mins. hth

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Re: Hide tripod in 360 panorama

by Stellaban » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:07 am

You may do a patch the nadir in APG however I locate Photoshop is a better choice. Paintings with TIFs till the cease.. making a handheld image from about the height of the pano setup to make the lowest photo with the coin in the center. Paintings with TIFs till the cease.. making a handheld image from about the height of the pano setup to make the lowest photo with the coin in the center.

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Re: Hide tripod in 360 panorama

by bazz » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:43 pm

taking a handheld photo of the nadir with a coin in the middle is more difficult in low light conditions though, due to shutter speed being slower and the consequent camera shake. It might be useful, to take a handheld shot as well as the others I suggest so you have the option when building your images for stitching. Tilting the tripod and making several patches for the main nadir shot (with the tripod in it), takes me about 10-15 mins in Gimp, to do a tripod-free nadir. If I attempt to use just one patch, it can be a real faff to get a patterned floor to blend even with the use of the perspective tool. multiple patches helps me make the patching invisible.


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