A&P now this is a cool panorama

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  1. The_Eagle_Has_Landed

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    I thought that was called QuickTime VR.
     
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    The homepage is pretty cool. I'm A SHARK!!!!
     
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    That is probably the coolest room I've ever seen, in my life.
     
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    :cool: that's pretty sweet
     
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    Quicktime is one way of presenting it. In this case it looks like they're using some middleware (PV3D) using flash to present it.

    What's behind the presentation is a 360 degree by 180 degree panorama (well in this case it's actually closer to 360 by 165 or 175; looks like whoever shot it didn't take a nadir shot so they limited FOV on the bottom so you can't look directly down)

    It looks like they're mapping the panorama onto a sphere (you are inside) and it is being rendered by the PV3D engine which is pretty interesting. The UI needs a some work though because it isn't obvious on how you're supposed to spin around completely and the "globe" rotating while you move your cursor can induce some headaches, lol.
     
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    You know whats funny is that it actually is a complete 360x360 but it normally only lets you see that 180 part of it. If you resize the browser window by dragging while looking at it, you can actually see the floor (which has a bird watermark and the name Bernhard Vogl) and you can rotate the full 360 horizontally.
     
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    No, think about what you're saying. 360x180 is the complete cylinder already...

    Lets say you're looking forward. What's in front of you and to the sides of you is 180 degrees up/down and 180 degrees left and right.

    Then behind you is 180 degrees back and 180 degrees up/down.

    So if you combine the two sides you get 360 degrees around and 180 degrees up/down, NOT 360 degrees up down.
     
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    :o I just meant to say that it wasnt letting me see everything at first but when I resized the window, it would.
     
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    Oh ok. Yeah, the UI on this application is not good. I've seen a lot better executions of flash spherical pano applications.

    I read into it and tried one myself.. The problem here is they're creating a sphere and mapping a swf around it but flash only lets you make a 2800 pixel wide file so the quality takes a huge hit. I initially thought that the photographer made some errors stitching but apparently this PV3d actually just fucks up straight lines because it's redrawing from a smaller source. I guess I'll be sticking with quicktime for now :hs:
     
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    Those are great Pano shots! :bigthumb:
     
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