A&P Virtual tours, etc NEED ADVICE/HELP! Plz look?

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  1. Ingen

    Ingen New Member

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    Hokay. I've been offered a jobish sort of thing doing a few different things, and these are the ones I need your help and advice on.

    Architectual. Will my d70 with kit lens be sufficient for this sort of work, or would I need something with less distortion? I'm not sure exactly what sort of architectural yet, so if it matters LMK and I'll figure it out tonight.

    Virtual tours. How, exactly, do they do these? It's the second difficult part of the job, which I really don't fully understand quite yet. I can make great panorama shots with arcsoft's panorama maker software, but I'm not sure how the flash tours work. What do I need for these?

    That's about all I really need help with, but hopefully some of you know what's up. Thanks :)
     
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    Here's an example of a nicely featured virtual tour...

    http://www.campustours.com/service/tour.aspx

    If you already know how to make great panoramas you will need VR software like Quicktime VR to convert them to a surround movie ... there are many available but look for one that doesn't require downloading some weird plug-in.... for example, VRworks creates quicktime files ( http://www.vrtoolbox.com/ ). Try google for VR software or Surround Video Software...

    You can also try the java versions but they're not that nice looking and only scroll instead of giving you that 360 degree feel... with this one you just point the app to a .jpg and it's done.

    A test I did (i know i fucked up in the stitch, hehehe)
    http://www.velocidad-maxima.com/uploads/pano/
     
  3. OK this is really awesome...!

    Is there any sites on how to make great panoramas?

    Because I really suck at it...
    My first attempt I set the camera on the tripod and took about 5 pictures going from left to right and nothing lined up and I was like WTF!?!?! It seems really simple but then stictching it all into one is really difficult when I attempted it. Then I realized that I had auto focus on and figured maybe that is what caused me to have a difficult time. So I tried it again without, still nothing lined up. It's like I was moving the camera to a different spot or something!?! Do I have to move the camera up and down? or do I cut the pictures tops and bottoms off?

    I really suck at this :wtc: :ugh:
     
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    You need stitching software to correct the perspective of the pictures...they will never match with just with photoshop... PhotoStitch is a nice one... also try rotating the camera over the axis of the actual camera sensor for better results...
     
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    I love you <3

    you're seriously like the coolest person in this forum right now, IMO. Thx. I'll definitely show you guys my work (when I'm done, assuming I get the job)
     
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    If you get the job, you should thinkg about investing in one of this lenses... they will make your life much easier:

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    Just take pic, use software that comes with lens, and you're done... you can make a complete tour of a campus or park in a couple of hours... :bowdown: No need to stich :wiggle:

    http://www.bugeyedigital.com/product_main/036-0360d.html
    http://www.0-360.com/

    There are many more out there...
     
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