50423Re: New Guy Getting Started
- Jul 2 4:24 PMYes, Erik is absolutelly right the stitched 3D panoramas are more difficult than the stitchless,
Before to do the stitchless 3D panos with two cameras, back in march 2008, I presented here
my idea to take 3D panoramas with a single camera and NodalNinja 3, at that time I was producing only the stitched kind of 3D panos.
--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Erik Krause <erik.krause@...> wrote:
> Am 02.07.2011 01:11, schrieb markgambier:
> > New to the group here and looking for some tips on getting started.
> > - Which stitchware do people recommend for a novice photographer/pano
> > maker? This is going to be a hobby, not a profession. But I don't
> > want to work with dated, low-level software that lacks some decent
> > capabilities and features either.
> If you are going to stitch spherical panoramas you are limited to a
> small number of programs: hugin, PTGui, autopano pro and Autodesk
> Stitcher are the main ones. I guess most members here use hugin and PTGui.
> > - What is the best number of photos to take and at what angle to make
> > a good 360 x 360 spherical pano?
> There is nothing like a 360°x360° spherical. 360° by 180° define a
> sphere completely. The number of images you need depends on the used
> lens and camera. The best tradeoff between number of images and final
> resolution you get with a fisheye lens which covers the full frame of
> your particular camera. This would be about 10mm focal length for a
> APS-C sized DSLR or about 15mm for a full frame DSLR. There are fisheye
> adapters for compact cameras as well.
> > - I want to shoot the inside of a 60' by 30'room with a 12' ceiling.
> > Do I just need to make sure there is plenty of overlap from side to
> > side and top to bottom for each picture?
> You need to use a well set up spherical panorama head (a pan-tilt head)
> in order to shoot all images from the same point (called the
> no-parallax-point). Otherwise you get parallax between adjacent images
> which will give you a hard time stitching the images or render the
> result even completely unusable.
> > - Is some stitchware better for spherical panos vs cylinder?
> There are numerous panorama stitchers but only the above mentioned are
> versatile enough to stitch all kinds of panoramas - including spherical.
> > Also, does anyone have any experience in 3D/anaglyph (red/cyan)
> > panos? I have a FujiFilm 3D Stereo W1 camera which is pretty much a
> > point and shoot and have seen 3D panos before. Think it would be fun
> > to make.
> 3D spherical panoramas are a challenge, at least the stitched variant
> (Dorin has developped a way to use them stitchless). Definitely nothing
> for the beginner. But once you have managed to get reasonable results
> with normal sphericals you can find much knowledge here. Especially Wim
> Koorneef has a lot of experience.
> As a starting point perhaps you have a look at: http://wiki.panotools.org/
> A nice collection of tutorials can be found on
> and specifically for PTGui on
> Have fun
> Erik Krause
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