One of the big applications I see for stereo panoramas, once the capture gets sorted out for all kinds of scenes, is as virtual sets for 3d movies (not just Hollywood 3d movies). Iclone, a machinima program is interesting for experimenting with this, as it has stereo outputs, and realtime stereo previewing possibilities. Here is a little test with a stereo image background from a stereo pano I did with it
and some stuff on the technicalities here:
I'd really like to get stereo video characters working -- like a 3d version of the great Halloween panorama
--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "panovrx" <panovrx@...> wrote:
> When I want to shoot street or action stereo panoramas this is the rig I am mostly using at the moment. I shoot with it on a monopod generally. The cameras are firing at 3.8fps in Continuous at Medium JPEG. They will shoot indefinitely, in sync, at this rate. I try to use at least 1/1000th for sharp shots.
> I get about 44 shots per revolution (about 12 seconds). This is enough shots if the rig is at least 2m from the nearest scene feature. Closer objects you need more shots. I usually let the cameras go around a couple of times and choose the less problematic 360 section later (cars etc).
> Peter M