High-res Dome Viewer?
- Those of you familiar with the free application Dome Tester (
http://bit.ly/dometester) know it's useful for producing quick 'dome view'
projections like these: http://bit.ly/domeviewer
Yet a screen grab of such projections is very low-res, particularity for
Can anyone possibly recommend a similar dome viewer application (or any
graphics application) that will allow exporting of such 'dome views' in
Thanks in advance
Mario / Thinktank Planetarium & Dome Club
- Hi Mario,
I think the easiest way to go would be to use a 3d application (c4d, Blender, maya, 3d studio, etc) to place the fulldome frame you'd like to preview onto a 3d hemisphere (assuming I understand your intent here correctly), and render out a projection from whatever angle you'd like, at whatever resolution you need for your purpose.
If you don't already have such an application, then Blender's a good option, since it's free...although I don't use it, and so cannot give you a recipe for doing this. I suspect the idea is similar regardless of the software tool used, although the steps will vary.
University of Colorado Boulder