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    Quote Originally Posted by mem0riess View Post
    Hi, confused whether where can i take panoramic photos.

    I tried in my house, but turn out that those photos i take cannot be stitched.
    Any pros mind correcting me?
    Thanks.
    ? you need to overlap 1/3 frame AT LEAST. overlap more better for sure.

    also, if you are too close to certain things, if you are using wide angle lens, the distortion will present a problem in stitching

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    ? you need to overlap 1/3 frame AT LEAST. overlap more better for sure.

    also, if you are too close to certain things, if you are using wide angle lens, the distortion will present a problem in stitching
    Quote Originally Posted by mem0riess View Post
    Okay. Thanks.
    I finally get some of my shots stitched, but some cant!
    Thanks to photoshop photomerge!

    My sister's room, very untidy. Haha.
    The above image only half a room, not the whole room.
    night86mare, is this one okay? Stitched up using 5 frames.
    I'm using kit lens, plan to buy 50mm f1.8 soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mem0riess View Post
    The above image only half a room, not the whole room.
    night86mare, is this one okay? Stitched up using 5 frames.
    I'm using kit lens, plan to buy 50mm f1.8 soon.
    it looks fine, i don't see any stitching errors..

    i prefer like, outdoor scenes though.

    indoor scenes like your sister's (messy) room seem to end up a bit wonky because of the curvatures due to the tight space.

    anyways, if you really get into this thing.. you can buy ptgui. that's far superior for stitching than that photomerge thing.

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    Default Re: Where do you take your panoramic photos?

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    anyways, if you really get into this thing.. you can buy ptgui. that's far superior for stitching than that photomerge thing.
    Hugin works just as well as PTGui IMHO and further more it is an open source software. An excellent alternative if one does not wish to pay for PTGui.
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    Hugin works just as well as PTGui IMHO and further more it is an open source software. An excellent alternative if one does not wish to pay for PTGui.
    oh, open source software scare me after i tried all the open source hdr..

    anyways, i already have ptgui

    why you never tell me BEFORE i bought it la

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    Default Re: Where do you take your panoramic photos?

    Quote Originally Posted by mem0riess View Post
    I will try it out at esplanade when I am free,
    and is it possible to achieve 360 degree pano shot over there?


    more esplanade 360 pano is here http://bit.ly/7Lio17

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    it looks fine, i don't see any stitching errors..

    i prefer like, outdoor scenes though.

    indoor scenes like your sister's (messy) room seem to end up a bit wonky because of the curvatures due to the tight space.

    anyways, if you really get into this thing.. you can buy ptgui. that's far superior for stitching than that photomerge thing.
    I tried ptgui trial version, but it dont seem like what you say, maybe because of trial version?

    Here the image I got from ptgui, I circled the "blur" part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etegration View Post


    more esplanade 360 pano is here http://bit.ly/7Lio17
    Is it because of the 360 pano.mov that changes the image to like this?


    Or when it stitched up it became like this?
    Arent panoramic picture look like a straight view of your 360 degree view?
    Pros please correct me if I am wrong.
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    Default Re: Where do you take your panoramic photos?

    Quote Originally Posted by mem0riess View Post
    I tried ptgui trial version, but it dont seem like what you say, maybe because of trial version?

    Here the image I got from ptgui, I circled the "blur" part.
    the trail version function like the full version except the watermark. Proper 360 taking requires a panoramic tripod head. you need to swivel around the len's nodal point, not on the camera body. Once that is set, you'll not get any errors at all. See some samples here http://bit.ly/7oEHch

    The blur part is due to PTGui cant tell image one that portion with image 2 as well and that is exactly what is a parallex error. You can try to manually try to tell PTGui detect better by doing manual control point under the control point tab. Then go to the optimsation tab and do an optimisation again. It will most prob improve a slight bit.

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    Default Re: Where do you take your panoramic photos?

    Quote Originally Posted by mem0riess View Post
    Is it because of the 360 pano.mov that changes the image to like this?


    Or when it stitched up it became like this?
    Arent panoramic picture look like a straight view of your 360 degree view?
    Pros please correct me if I am wrong.
    that is a 360 x 360 preview thus the top and bottom parts are stretched out. These preview images are called equirectangular images. I dont understand the straight view part of your question. Can elaborate?

    one more thing, most pano guys now export mostly to Flash as it seems Apple is doing away with Quicktime support. Although there is DevalVR still as a plugin but it still requires installation. Flash is mostly installed on most computers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etegration View Post
    that is a 360 x 360 preview thus the top and bottom parts are stretched out. These preview images are called equirectangular images. I dont understand the straight view part of your question. Can elaborate?

    one more thing, most pano guys now export mostly to Flash as it seems Apple is doing away with Quicktime support. Although there is DevalVR still as a plugin but it still requires installation. Flash is mostly installed on most computers.
    etegration, i get what u mean now.
    My straight view means, that preview pic is not stretched out.

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    Default Re: Where do you take your panoramic photos?

    Quote Originally Posted by mem0riess View Post
    etegration, i get what u mean now.
    My straight view means, that preview pic is not stretched out.
    i see, meaning a cylindrical one? that then wont be a true preview of the pano leh.

    Cylindrical ones are something like this i suppose http://bit.ly/7FimSw


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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    Hugin works just as well as PTGui IMHO and further more it is an open source software. An excellent alternative if one does not wish to pay for PTGui.
    wah, aeroplane expert here! love your planes thread you posted. Hugin release a new version recently, i personally have not tried it but the older version was a pain. It keeps crashing on it's own for no reason. I would love to support it but it's just too buggy.

    There's a even simpler solution to stitching, they hosts for you, provide free software and all, it's the Microsoft Photosynth. I tried it, see some samples here http://bit.ly/8k2tn9, it's straight forward but may not be for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etegration View Post
    i see, meaning a cylindrical one? that then wont be a true preview of the pano leh.

    Cylindrical ones are something like this i suppose http://bit.ly/7FimSw

    Yah, something like that. Hahaa.
    Nice panos you had there.

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    Is it a must to shoot the ceiling and the floor of a room?
    Is the above image acceptable or is it too small to view? Its a 360 degree pano shot of my sister room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mem0riess View Post

    Is it a must to shoot the ceiling and the floor of a room?
    Is the above image acceptable or is it too small to view? Its a 360 degree pano shot of my sister room.
    try export to flash?
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    Default Re: Where do you take your panoramic photos?

    Quote Originally Posted by mem0riess View Post

    Is it a must to shoot the ceiling and the floor of a room?
    Is the above image acceptable or is it too small to view? Its a 360 degree pano shot of my sister room.
    what lens and camera body you using?

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    Default Re: Where do you take your panoramic photos?

    Quote Originally Posted by xtn32 View Post
    try export to flash?
    i tested with his image here http://moonshine.homedns.org:2655/pa...p/pano_out.swf

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    Quote Originally Posted by etegration View Post
    what lens and camera body you using?
    im using d90 with kit len.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mem0riess View Post
    im using d90 with kit len.
    i'm guessing the 18-105mm when i googled for D90 kit lens?

    At 18mm, you will need more images for a successful 360 x 360 stitch. I've done a 18mm one here http://bit.ly/6ln0H6, at 18mm, you will need 3 rows of photos to stitch at around 30 degrees rotation at each row with +30, 0 then -30 degrees upwards and downwards. Dont worry about the numbers for now if it confuses you. Try to do a successful cylindrical stitch for now first an you're on your way!

    At 18mm, you have to rotate it upwards on any panoramic heads you have to around 30 degrees. This is allow you to skip taking the zenith (ceiling image).

    There's quite a bit to read up on for pano taking, stitching, displaying, exporting etc etc but post your question here, i'll try to answer if i know them.

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