Thank you for a very full and helfpful answer, David.
On Sat, 02 May 2009 04:16:46 +0900, David Sykes <killspammers2@...
> Roger D. Williams wrote:
>> I seem to remember something said about taking many photos on the way
>> around the 360 degrees and using only a narrow, central, "slice"
> The paper was by Shmuel Peleg et al, the method was commercialised for
> creating lenticular prints, the method was incorporated into StereoPhoto
> Maker (SPM) and descibed by myself here :-
I found that most instructive, and I can now visualize what is going on
and how images from a camera rotating about a point BEHIND its NPP can
generate stereo pictures. That's clever!
> Using a Canon A620 in 640x480 movie mode and rotated by a disco ball
> motor, I was able to create the stereo panorama shown at the top of this
> page :-
Since DSLRs are now being given HD movie functions the panoramas produced
in this way will soon be good enough for general web display, with the
possibility for still greater improvements in the future.
> You can download as a ZIP file and use SPM to view with whatever method
> (including shutter glasses) you like.
me (I view cross eyed).
> Unlike any other stereo capture method, you can alter the camera spacing
> after the event !
> You do that by taking the strips at a different distance from the centre.
Can this all be automated, I wonder? It looks as if it should be possible,
although probably beyond me without some intensive study to bring me up