Re: [PanoToolsNG] New Stitcher from Microsoft: ICE
- 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