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Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Panini 0.63 update available

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  • Ken Warner
    That s probably the problem. Not the first... Here s what it says: OpenGL 1.5.3 Vendor NVIDIA Video GeFors2 GTS/AGP/SSE Limits texPwr2, texMax 2048, cubeMax
    Message 1 of 13 , Jun 4, 2009
      That's probably the problem. Not the first...

      Here's what it says:

      OpenGL 1.5.3
      Vendor NVIDIA
      Video GeFors2 GTS/AGP/SSE
      Limits texPwr2, texMax 2048, cubeMax 512


      Harry van der Wolf wrote:
      > Hi Ken,
      >
      > Your nice picture displays fine and snappy as well on Mac.
      >
      > I assume the opengl version on Windows 200 is just too old. Can you verify
      > your version.
      > You can check that from the menu: Panini -> About Panini.
      >
      > Harry
      >
      >
      >
      > 2009/6/4 Ken Warner <kwarner000@...>
      >
      >>
      >>Tom,
      >>
      >>Sorry -- no joy here.
      >>
      >>Could be anything from old video card to DirectX incompatability.
      >>
      >>I certain that with a newer computer, it runs just fine. Used
      >>to run fast on my machine. Who knows???
      >>
      >>Ken
      >>
      >>
      >>tksharpless wrote:
      >>
      >>>Hi Ken
      >>>
      >>>Nice picture!
      >>>
      >>>And Panini 0.63 (installed from the current download) displays it
      >>
      >>snappily on my machine; so I suspect your problem is local. Have you tried
      >>rebooting?
      >>
      >>>Regards, Tom
      >>>
      >>>--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com <PanoToolsNG%40yahoogroups.com>, Ken
      >>
      >>Warner <kwarner000@...> wrote:
      >>
      >>>>Tom,
      >>>>
      >>>>It runs now but it's so slow it's unusable. And that's a real surprise
      >>>>because your earlier versions had excellent performance. It's even
      >>>>slower than my Java viewer.
      >>>>
      >>>>http://pancyl.com/TwinLakesRain.htm
      >>>>
      >>>>Here's the image. Try it yourself.
      >>>>
      >>>>http://pancyl.com/images/TwinLakesRain.jpg
      >>>>
      >>>>I suspect it's because I input an equirectangular image an you are
      >>
      >>texture
      >>
      >>>>mapping the whole image onto one texture. I say this because the edges
      >>
      >>are
      >>
      >>>>somewhat blurry which is a tell tail sign of texture mapping.
      >>>>
      >>>>Or I don't really know.
      >>>>
      >>>>Ken
      >>>>
      >>>>tksharpless wrote:
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>>>OK, you can now download a panini-0.63.94-win32.exe that contains all
      >>
      >>the needed dlls.
      >>
      >>>>>Apologies to anyone who had trouble with the initial post -- hopefully
      >>
      >>not too many as it was up for less than an hour.
      >>
      >>>>>Thanks for the quick test, Ken :)
      >>>>>
      >>>>>--Tom
      >>>>>
      >>>>>--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com <PanoToolsNG%40yahoogroups.com>, Ken
      >>
      >>Warner <kwarner000@> wrote:
      >>
      >>>>>
      >>>>>>When I tried to run it, I get a modal dialog box that says:
      >>>>>>"The dynamic link library mingwm10.dll could not be found in the
      >>
      >>specified path."
      >>
      >>>>>>Windows 2000 SP4 -- as always -- it's my fault for having an old
      >>
      >>computer...
      >>
      >>>>>>tksharpless wrote:
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>>>Panini version 0.63.94 is available for download at
      >>>>>>>http://sourceforge.net/projects/pvqt/. As usual there is a Win32
      >>>>>>>self installer and a source tree zip that builds on any platform.
      >>>>>>>The Mac universal binary installer may be delayed a few days as it
      >>>>>>>is (once again) proving tricky to package, however it is very easy
      >>>>>>>to build Panini itself on a Mac that has Qt (4.2 - 4.5) and XCode
      >>>>>>>installed. Full instructions are in panini-build.txt.
      >>>>>>>
      >>>>>>>This release fixes or works around two serious bugs related to cubic
      >>>>>>>images, one of which only affected Mac systems.
      >>>>>>>
      >>>>>>>The first was a major memory leak due to my not deleting old cube face
      >>
      >>>>>>>images. This affected all platforms and could make Panini crash after
      >>>>>>>dispaying a few large cubic QTVRs.
      >>>>>>>
      >>>>>>>The other is apparently a bug in Apple's implementation of cubic
      >>
      >>texture
      >>
      >>>>>>>mapping, that causes garbled display, or outright system crashes, when
      >>
      >>a
      >>
      >>>>>>>cubic texture exceeds a certain size. This has been seen on a variety
      >>>>>>>of OS X systems, on both PPC and Intel hardware, and with other apps.
      >>>>>>>The critical size varies from system to system, but is always smaller
      >>>>>>>than the maximum feasible size reported by OpenGL.
      >>>>>>>
      >>>>>>>The workaround is a limit on cubic texture size, applied only on Macs,
      >>
      >>>>>>>that is adjustable via a new dialog. It is a persistent setting, so
      >>
      >>you
      >>
      >>>>>>>only need to adjust it once -- if at all, the default will probably
      >>
      >>work
      >>
      >>>>>>>on most Macs, and does not restrict resolution of saved views too
      >>
      >>badly.
      >>
      >>>>>>>The only new functionality is that Panini also remembers window
      >>
      >>position
      >>
      >>>>>>>and size between runs.
      >>>>>>>
      >>>>>>>0.63 will probably be the last release of Panini in its present form.
      >>>>>>>Version 1.0, which I hope to release next fall, will offer far more
      >>>>>>>control of the viewing projection, based on user's indications of
      >>>>>>>important perspective elements.
      >>>>>>>
      >>>>>>>Enjoy! -- Tom
      >>>>>>>
      >>>>>>>
      >>>>>>>
      >>>>>>>
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>
      >>
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