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Author Topic: panoramic-renders  (Read 7246 times)

karate5662

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« on: July 27, 2009, 06:38:09 pm »

I tried expirmenting with stitching together a series of anim8or renders to create a panorama effect.

 

I made a basic scene in anim8or and created a series of keyframes to get images spaced evenly around the room. then I stitched then together in photoshop.

my first attemp didn't do so well. Because 3D renders have no lense distortion, I had straight lines that would bend at the edge of images.

I tried again, artificially adding a fisheye lense effect before stitching the images.

this time it actually looked like a panoramic picture. there's corners in all hte right places, and none where there shouldn't be.


 

right now I'm working on a more complex scene with materials. I'll try to make a panorama viewer with flash to show it off with.
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Re: panoramic-renders
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2009, 07:47:11 pm »

great  idea  karate thanks for sharing that!
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Re: panoramic-renders
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009, 08:34:09 pm »

here's the viewer. Since it's in flash, I can add clickable doorways and such to navigate the scene:
http://upd.animatorhost.org/karate5662/flashpanopvn3.swf
« Last Edit: July 27, 2009, 08:41:45 pm by karate5662 »
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Re: panoramic-renders
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2009, 09:40:59 pm »

That's pretty cool!  I like how you stitched it together.  I believe another way to possibly do it could be creating four cameras creating something of a box, or all centralized around a single point.
I like the flash viewer!  Well done with that.
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Re: panoramic-renders
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2009, 09:42:53 pm »

Wow! That Flash was neat, the way it moved and the dark colors it's felt very un-nerving. I think you should make a whole bunch of those types of renders going around an old house and make a horror point-and-click.
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Re: panoramic-renders
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2009, 12:00:45 am »

Dude, that's great! A lot of possiprobities I see, yup yup!
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Re: panoramic-renders
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009, 07:48:13 pm »

That's pretty cool!  I like how you stitched it together.  I believe another way to possibly do it could be creating four cameras creating something of a box, or all centralized around a single point.
I like the flash viewer!  Well done with that.

Having the angles keyframed makes it much easier to render because I can render the movie to .jpg files instead of having to do each camera one by one.

Wow! That Flash was neat, the way it moved and the dark colors it's felt very un-nerving. I think you should make a whole bunch of those types of renders going around an old house and make a horror point-and-click.

I'm actually working on a horror scene, not a game mind you, but kind of like a self guided tour.

here's a preview, this room has tile walls for easy cleaning.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2009, 07:54:09 pm by karate5662 »
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