Re: DomeView: A tool to preview and project dome content
I just remembered this Mail. As a mac-only user I question myself if
it will be ported to mac. If you don't, would it be possible to grab
the signal from a video i/o like the Blackmagicdesign Intensity to
display it in a preview-dome? Just an idea.
Am 25.07.2008 um 20:56 schrieb Antonio Pedrosa:
> Navegar Foundation is proud to announce the release of DomeView, a
> real-time tool to preview and project dome content.
> DomeView enables the user to preview dome content using a flat
> computer screen, providing a clear view of a true dome environment,
> through its projection in a spherical surface. A 3D model can be
> imported, e.g. a planetarium, for a clear view of a true environment.
> The user can freely change its viewing position and look in different
> directions, both inside and outside the dome.
> DomeView is also a powerful tool to project content on a dome, using
> a single projector system, such as a Fisheye projector or a Spherical
> Mirror, performing all the distortions in real-time, making it an
> ideal tool for small and portable planetariums.
> DomeView handles several inputs simultaneously. It handles video and
> images of different types. It also handles content coming directly
> from third party programs, such as Adobe After Effects, Photoshop,
> Stellarium, Celestia, Webcam, among others.
> The software is available for Windows in two versions: DomeView for
> content preview only and DomeView Pro the full version, able to
> preview and project content.
> Main Features include:
> - Previewing in computer screen: Spherical and Cylindrical View,
> ability to import a 3D model, e.g., a planetarium, choose the viewing
> - Project on the dome: Fisheye, Standard and Spherical Mirror
> - Handles content arriving in real-time from other sources, Adobe
> After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Webcam, Celestia, Stellarium, etc.
> - Hyperdome ready (display from 0º to 360º).
> Please visit our website for further information,
This is my first post on this list,.. As a mac user myself I can
recommend Paul Bourke's web site as a must for this solution...
Im sure that Paul will elaborate,.. yet Paul not only has a few
products which do this- there is also a visual environment in OS X
called Quartz Composer. I am working in a team that is using this
tool for 3D Stereo visuals- and latter this year we are wanting to
develop a realtime planetarium show with interactive Dome mapped
This software enables you to "roll your own" solution- very simply.
Simple in a drag and drop sort of way. If you would like more info-
I would be happy to help- however do contact Paul, (who is very active
on this list).
You also mention that the tool would pull video from a blackmagic
card? I think that with the QuartzComposer solution- one could play
back and warp the dome footage- and also use this to 'pre-vis' on a 3D
Anyway,.. do contact Paul, as he has extensive experience in this