Re: [PanoToolsNG] New Stitcher from Microsoft: ICE
- I tried it on a large partial pano with a 300mm lens.
Yes It was fast. Yes it blended the images together nicely and removed
But it failed to successfully add all images that made up the sky and
just left holes and offered no way to manually add those images it
missed. I found it a little too simple.
It just happened to be the project I was working on at the time. I did
not bother testing with other lenses.
jwatters @ photocreations . ca
Roger Howard wrote:
> I won't comment on the politics of using Microsoft products... but however
> you feel about MS, I think we should always be open to at least learning
> what works (and what doesn't) from other products. ICE is fast, has so far
> been very accurate in stitching for me, and is about as straightforward
> and uncluttered as it could be. I got results instantly; the hardware
> accelerated viewing/alignment tool works great; it basically "just worked"
> as I expected it to; and it's free.
- On Fri, October 3, 2008 10:45 am, Jim Watters wrote:
> I tried it on a large partial pano with a 300mm lens.I haven't tried it on anything that had wide open skies... I did have a
> Yes It was fast. Yes it blended the images together nicely and removed
> light falloff.
> But it failed to successfully add all images that made up the sky and
> just left holes and offered no way to manually add those images it
> missed. I found it a little too simple.
set of low-rez screenshots from a game (I work in a gaming company now)
which couldn't be fully stitched by PTGUI's control point generator
(specifically, images of a ground surface without much detail other than
typical ground textures), but which ICE handled fine.
Anyhow, I love seeing the state of the art advancing - it's great to see
research coming out of big companies again, since Apple appears to be
completely disinterested in VR (and generally, in far-reaching R&D which
they once invested lots in). Even if we don't use the products, ultimately
just the infusion of new ideas, demonstrations of neat concepts, are good