Has anyone else had a go at using Wimé─˘s excellent Tutorial for creating 3D Spherical Panoramas?
My first attempt failed because I was so used to PTGui making such a good job of blending the images and taking care of exposure differences that I didné─˘t head Wimé─˘s 3rd instruction and ended up with a 3D Spherical Panorama with vertical stripes with different exposures.
Fortunately, I was able to again get access to my subject and have another ago, this time locking down the exposure and white balance, and get success, which was very rewarding.
The 3D Spherical Panorama works, but for me the Mirror Ball images look really great in Anaglyph 3D.
I did have two problems along the way, and wonder if anyone out there has similar experiences of better solutions.
The first was shooting horizontally with a 10.5mm Nikon lens on an APS-C Nikon DSLR, which left me with é─˙holesé─¨ at the nadir and zenith.
The hole at the nadir was no problem as I usually fill this with a é─˙tripod capé─¨, but how to cope with the hole at the zenith?
My solution was to take é─˙normalé─¨ Spherical Panorama images, with the lens at the nominal Nodal Point (i.e. the gold ring), at the same time from exactly the same set up and create a é─˙normalé─¨ set of Cube Images as well as Cube Images from my Left and Right Equirectangular images.
I then blended in the roof from the normal Up Cube Image into the other two Up Cube Images, using distortion tool to make them fit, which seems to have worked reasonably well.
My next experiment will be to try tilting the camera up for a second set of images to fill the zenith hole and was wondering if anyone has actually tried this?
The second problem was that creating the Anaglyph in SteroPhoto Maker resulted in a é─˙busté─¨ where the two ends of the final Equirectangular image join because of the é─˙shifté─¨ applied.
My solution to this was to Resize the Equirectangular images (e.g. 8000 x 4000 to 8200 x 4000) giving a blank vertical strip at the right hand edge and Copy the strip at the left edge of the images into the strip on the right, use é─˙Easy Adjustmenté─Âé─¨ in SteroPhoto Maker to create an Anaglyph Equirectangular image, which I then cropped back to the original size (e.g. 8000 x 4000) from which I could create my Flash Panoramas. http://www.hugha.co.uk/StMary/3D-Panoramas/Index.htm
Using these é─˙solutionsé─¨ meant that producing a 3D Spherical Panorama was a very laborious operation, but rewarding, but I would like to hear from anyone who has also had a go with applying this technique which Wim has kindly shared with us.