Thanks, Jim. Sounds interesting... wonder how well it works. Does the
original paper give examples? I'm not familiar with Hugin or PTStitcher,
so I can't follow the details of your explanation but it certainly
sounds as if it could be a lot simpler than taking 75 pictures all
round in the way that Wim suggested.
On Fri, 01 May 2009 22:23:42 +0900, Jim Watters
> Roger D. Williams wrote:
>> I seem to remember something said about taking many photos on the way
>> around the 360 degrees and using only a narrow, central, "slice" of
>> each to make stitching more successful.
> There is a paper out there that describes rotating a single camera OFF
> the NPP. Taking two strips one from the left side of the frame and one
> from the left side of the frame. Stitching these two strips together to
> create the two views.
> The optimizing could be done with control points down the center of the
> images on distant objects.
> Two panoramas stitched with different selections one to only use the
> left strip and one to use the right strip.
> Use Hugin or PTStitcher to stitch and use the S at the end of the O line.
> # S100,600,100,800 Selection(l,r,t,b), Only pixels inside the
> rectangle will be used for conversion.
> # Original image size is used for all image
> # (e.g. field-of-view) refer to the original image.
> # Selection can be outside image dimension.
> If using PTGui add a crop just before stitching. Do not optimize! Show
> script and modify the C to a S.