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Manual Stiching of panorama sets

by Umran » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:09 am

Hi All,

I need to manually stitch together or automate two sets of panorama's in the same manner, I am trying to create two identical panorama's based off two images sets that are essentially identical(one is a colour map the other a zdepth image) however upon stitching the panorama's are very different and I can't superimpose them.

I really hope someone can help as I need this for my PhD research, can provide credit if the problem is solved!

I've attached the images sets below in case anyone wants to try it


http://www.filedropper.com/set1
http://www.filedropper.com/set2_1

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Re: Manual Stiching of panorama sets

by Cliquetsy » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:17 pm

What were your pictures taken in? Did you render them yourself?

One thing you could do, if you want them to be stitched identically, would be stitch the first one properly, then save the project. Duplicate the project (.pano), close APP/APG then move the source images to a different folder. When you open the duplicate, it will ask you to link to the folder containing the files. Rename your second set to correspond to the first, and link to the 2nd set folder and APP will use them instead.

However, your images contain some parallax, the field of view your pictures isn't very good for properly stitching. Is this a scene you've created yourself or screenshots from a game?
What do you need the pictures for?

If you just need the final images stitched, consider using the info here to help you : viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24042 You'll need KrPano or Panotour Pro to put cubefaces back together again though but you'll get a better result, and the content won't matter for putting back together.

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Re: Manual Stiching of panorama sets

by Panoram1x » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:24 pm

Perhaps what you need is something like this?
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Re: Manual Stiching of panorama sets

by Umran » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:59 pm

Firstly thank you both for the speedly replies!

@Cliquetsy No they are from CryEngine 2(Crysis Warhead) What I want to do is to create stereoscopic panoramas

Panoram1x: yes that's it! What did you use, Could you tell me your steps so I can replicate this, I am looking to automate this so I can run two sets of images and end up with two images like the above, that's great thank you!! Will credit you of course!

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Re: Manual Stiching of panorama sets  [SOLVED]

by Panoram1x » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:16 pm

Hello Umran,
My system has been as follows:
1 - Equalize the number of digits of the image names, so the order of the images will be correct
2 - Open the images in in Autopano
3 - Before you initiate detection, create stacks by two images, leaving the color map image as the main image
4 - Detect only links between the reference level images (color map) and "rigid links" for each stack (do not know how Autopano call this in English)
5 - After the detection, add control points between the images they need (7/9 and 9/11)
6 - Optimize new control points, center (yaw) ...and crop the image if appropriate
7 - Render each layer as a separate file (or in a photoshop layered file)
8 - Et voila!
If necessary I can show you my screenshots
I am at your disposal for any further explanations

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Re: Manual Stiching of panorama sets

by AlexandreJ » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:49 pm

Panoram1x : perfect workflow.

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Re: Manual Stiching of panorama sets

by Panoram1x » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:37 pm

Thanks Alexandre.
...But...
I forgot to explain a step in my workflow!
Between steps 5 and 6: Color settings!
There are two ways to do this in this case
Option A: Disable optimization
Option B: Optimize by layer (My favorite)
(In the case of choosing option B is obvious that is necessary to ensure we have two layers, one with color maps and another with masks)

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Re: Manual Stiching of panorama sets

by Umran » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:16 pm

Panoram1x yes screenshots would be very useful I've tried following your guide but I'm afraid I'm relatively new to Autopano so need a little help!

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Re: Manual Stiching of panorama sets

by Panoram1x » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:18 am

Hello
Now more detailed

01 - Equalize the number of digits of the image names, so the order of the images will be correct

02 - Open the images in in Autopano

03 - Before the detection, create stacks by two images, leaving the color map image as the main image (Right click on the group) (Screenshots 01 and 02)

04 - Detect links only between the reference images (color map) and rigid links for each stack (Screenshot 03)

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Re: Manual Stiching of panorama sets

by Panoram1x » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:22 am

05 - Start detection

06 - Once we have the Panoramic, add control points between the images they need. In this case between 7/9 and 11/1 (Screenshots 04, 05, 06, 07 and 08)

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Re: Manual Stiching of panorama sets

by Panoram1x » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:25 am

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Re: Manual Stiching of panorama sets

by Panoram1x » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:27 am

07 - Optimize new control points, center (yaw) ...and crop the image if appropriate (Screenshot 09)

08 - In the Layer Editor create a new layer for the images "z". (Select all them right click and "move to a new layer") (Screenshot 10)

09 - Go to Color settings. Hide the layer of the images "z" (uncheck) and put the color anchor (yellow) for the coloured images in the brightest image (always this works better for me) and play with the settings for other images (Screenshot 11)
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Re: Manual Stiching of panorama sets

by Panoram1x » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:32 am

10 - Invert the selection for visible layer (Make visible only masks, check/uncheck) (Screenshot 12) and:

Option A: Put all the anchors in yellow (Reference Picture) to do not modify them
Option B: Do the same what you did for the color layer
Finalize making visible booth layers

11 - Render one file for each layer (or a layered photosop psd file) (Picture 13)

12 - Et Voilà!

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I hope I have not miss any step and to have been sufficiently detailed
If in doubt ... ask!! is the quickest way to learn

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Re: Manual Stiching of panorama sets

by Umran » Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:27 pm

Thank you again!!!


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