Re: Realistic exterior views
- Disregarding the required processing power for a moment, would it be possible to somehow 'nest' several VR images, so you would get several concentric layers (onion skins)?
If it were possible to slightly offset their individual origins you would get a subtle shift when panning around. Of course partial transparency masks would be necessary to see the outer layers. Hmmm, sounds like a task not many contemporary home-office PCs would be up to....
But still, nested VR-layers would give some nice possibilities I think.
--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "erik leeman" wrote:
> I think one of the reasons it doesn't 'work' is that the exterior
> distorts with the interior when panning, like it was glued to it.
> The brain somehow expects this to look different and 'breaks the
> spell' so to speak. That's why I was thinking of ways to introduce
> some kind of parallax between foreground and background.
> But how to implement that?
- Hi Jann,
Indeed mixed-light colour balance issues can really ruin interior panos with (or even without) outside views, but that was not the problem I was addressing in my posting.
In real life our heads and eyes do not turn in a 'no parallax point' when we look around us, therefore everything we see seems to be moving in relation to everything else in view due to parallax. Of course our brain very cleverly 'repaints' this imaging chaos, so we are not too aware of this effect.
But at the same time we do (unconsciously) use it to judge depth, especially for distant objects. This also works if you look with just one eye.
In VR imaging we do our very best to eliminate parallax, there's no way around it for obvious reasons. But eliminating parallax has a serious drawback that becomes very apparent when you try to capture a room with a view. Of course stereo panos would solve everything, but we are not there yet, so a 'make do' solution would, for the time being, be very welcome. That was why I was thinking about creating separate layers etc. to simulate parallax. All to repair the 'exterior view pasted on the window' effect.
Any suggestions on how to re-introduce depth parallax in a 360x180 degree panorama would be very welcome indeed!
(www.erikleeman.com - www.flickr.com/photos/erik-nl/)
--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "jann_lipka" wrote:
> I would like to add my 5 cent regarding exteriour views.
> Much better way to achieve correct balance would be to light the
> room you are shooting images in . ( with flash )
> ( doing that is not easy with 360 .... )
> This is pre Photoshop way of doing interiours,
> if you are shooting just available light there will always be
> something wrong with the image .
> Even in the best examples here for example light reflections in the
> floor look way too bright for the view etc .