Since equirectangular images are more or less the standard source
image (from which cube faces are made) it's just a matter of projecting
the equirectangular image in a slightly different way than the gnomic
Such an elliptical projection (or egg shaped projection) is probably
in a book of map projections somewhere. If I knew what it was called,
one could probably find it in Snyder's Map Projections.
There's all kinds of projections in there....
Erik Krause wrote:
> Am 29.06.2011 00:49, schrieb Ken Warner:
>> Well, what if there was a more egg shaped projection. I don't know
>> what it would be called but it would diminish the nadir and zenith
>> and expand the equator. As if the pano was projected on an egg shapped
> What about a viewer which zooms in slightly if looking on the equator
> and zooms out if looking up or down. May be a feature request for Klaus
> (krpano) or Fiero (DevalVR). Could even be this is already possible with
> a bit of XML. No different file type would be needed this way.
> It's true BTW that our brain magnifies objects near the horizon. See
> f.e. a rising or setting full moon - which in fact and if measured has
> exactly the same size as if high in the sky...