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Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by RFCGRAPHICS, Nov 28, 2005.



    Apr 30, 2005
    Lately I have been fooling around with panoramas. Here are a couple
    of images and a link to a couple of quicktime VR movies I have made.
    All stitching was done with PTgui and QTVR movies were made by
    Pano2QTVR software. Both of these programs are shareware and i
    n many ways are superior to the very expensive realiviz stitcher
    program that I used in the past.

    Living Room 360 : nikkor 12-24, 2 row 26 image panorama

    Balcony 360 - nikkor 12-24, 24 image panorama
    View attachment 20212

    Balcony 360 QTVR (400KB) :

    Naumberg Bandshell 360 QTVR (1.5mb) :
    http://rfcgraphics.com/vr/VR REWORKC.mov


  2. wow, all I can say right now.
  3. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005
    Fantastic. It really would be neat if you someday have the opportunity to explain your setup, technique, equipment, in more detail. At this point I wouldn't even know where to begin.

    Like, Dave, all I can say is WOW. These rock!
  4. What a lot of work, Robert! You are really dedicated. It's funny once you get the hang of a technique, it can really get under your skin. You are becoming quite a master at this art!

    aka beaucamera
  5. BLV


    Jul 14, 2005
    I always think of you when I drive on GWB. Amazing photos :) .
  6. TheKO


    May 3, 2005
    Tampa, FL

    But the most surprising thing was that the living room was so clean! Outside view ain't so bad either....
  7. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Fantastic work Robert.
    You have this down to a science.
    You should make a fortune with these 360 movies. Just great
    Thanks for sharing
  8. I'm impressed

    Both the view and the photos are just wonderful. I can't imagine being able to watch out my window and see something so fantastic. I bet you enjoy it a great deal. Keep those photos coming. A daytime shot would be fun to see.


    Apr 30, 2005
    Hi Dmwphoto, Patrick, Beaucamera, DianeR, Elena, TheKO, Gale, Terri French.

    Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I am really having fun with doing panos. It has opened up a whole new arena for me.

    For those looking for some good websites on panos:

    http://www.tawbaware.com/forum2/index.php - forum discussion group

    http://www.panoguide.com/ - forum discussion group

    http://www.panotools.info/mediawiki/index.php?title=Main_Page - a great introduction to taking panoramas

    As to my technique -

    Software - PTgui and Realviz Stitcher. Definitely give PTgui a try, its shareware and it produces excellent results. http://www.panotools.info/mediawiki/index.php?title=PTGUI. I use Pano2QTVR for conversions to quicktime movies http://www.pano2qtvr.com/

    Hardware - normal ballhead or handheld. I use the grid lines and focus brackets to line things up. Typically shoot lenses in the range of wide to normal focal lengths. ie 12-24dx or 35-70. Try for a 20-30 percent overlap of your frames

    Camera defaults - raw, set wb, manual exposure, manual focus

    And the biggest secret.......I hide my gigabytes of rejects.

    Thanks again everyone,

  10. FishSauce


    Aug 10, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I am very impressed with your work on pano, very nice

    BTW I like your Martin Logan speakers :biggrin:
  11. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Your images are always beautiful, Robert. I always look forward to your work. You do one hecl of a job presenting your city...it looks awesome through your eyes.
  12. PixelPete

    PixelPete Guest

    Robert,I mean Panoman....these are exceptional ! I must have one of those 12-24mm's soon !
  13. Beautiful view and neat panos. I always wanted a pretty view from up high someplace but I guess I am destined to never have one.
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