A&P Best "virtual tour"/360 for web software/hardware?

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  1. Hyperite

    Hyperite Vagina Junction OT Supporter

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    Sometimes when I'm out, I wish I could recreate the experience inside a building or at a park or event or something....and I might try my hand at real estate photography (probably a long way off). What are some good options for software to publish to the web? And are those spherical attachments that allow 1-shot panos any good? Or am I better off just spinning on the tripod :dunno:
     
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    I'd be interested in knowing too. Most of them are flash based. :dunno:
     
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    Hyperite Vagina Junction OT Supporter

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    Just downloaded "EasyPano"...pretty cool flash-based thing and you can put little radar dots on floorplans that spin with the picture :eek3: But holy HELL is it hard to use.
     
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    http://www.0-360.com/
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    :coold: Looked at a few different kinds of attachments like this... seems to be one of the better ones, but $600 for a little mirror :down:

    Comes in various thread sizes to attach to the lens, and 58mm would be perfect for the 18-55 kit lens AND fits the G9 :bigthumb:
     
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    they are not very good at all, but by far the quickest / easiest solution.
     
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    Hyperite Vagina Junction OT Supporter

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    ok, what's a very good solution?
     
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    just depends on your wallet... maybe something like this?
    http://www.panoscan.com/MK3/
    its motorised, can do on the fly HDR etc etc.. Im not sure but there are probably even better brands too :dunno:

    If you want to do it on the cheap side, get a strong tripod, good wide lens and a good panoramic head. Doing complete 360s will require a bit of practice and care when taking the photos, as well as with using whatever software you choose... but the end result will be much sharper and higher res than any mirror solution.
     
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    :rofl:

    moving on...
     
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    not that baller?

    I have a panosaurus and its great.
    http://www.gregwired.com/pano/Pano.htm

    but you would have to take all the photos manually then stitch them, it takes a bit of time + practice.
     
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    you can also google:

    egg solutions, kaidan, kingpano, nodal ninja
     
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    Hyperite Vagina Junction OT Supporter

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    what lens and what do you use to stitch? i just tried spinning in a circle with my 10-22 and stitching to a spherical panoram and it came out looking like absolute shit.
     
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    10-22 has a lot of distortion at the edges, so you need to correct a bit.. I use a 24mm or 50mm on its side. panoramic heads work a lot better than tripod heads because they allow you to rotate around the lens' optics, rather than the cameras mount point - this means that your images come out flat and uniform and are easy to stitch.
     
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    what stitching software do you use?
     
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    I've tried 3DVista and it takes some getting used to.
     

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