Wow, it works! Actually, that's not what has me impressed. After a
little help from Joost, *I* got it to work! My first attempt was a mess,
but apparently I was TOO careful in placing control points between all
of the images and the viewpoint one. I shot a test with a Sigma 14mm on
my Pinnacle VR - three rows of 8 images plus one viewpoint image for a
total of 25 shots. For the viewpoint, all I had to do was move the
tripod about three or four feet backwards, since the lens was already
pitched down 60 degrees for the bottom row of images. That allowed me to
get a clear shot of the nadir without having to change anything else.
WAY COOL JOOST!
On Behalf Of Joost Nieuwenhuijse
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 3:09 AM
Subject: [PanoToolsNG] Viewpoint correction in PTGui Pro
A new feature in the latest beta version of PTGui Pro is viewpoint
correction, which allows to add a nadir image taken from a different
viewpoint. This makes it easier to shoot the nadir, and allows to
completely remove the camera shadow from the panorama.
I presented it at the PanoTools meeting in Luzern, and have now created
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