panoramic images

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  1. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a

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    how can i create panoramic images using quicktime?
    do i need to download and install any extra plugins?
     
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  3. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i want to take two three photos on next to each other and stitch them together basically
    that looks cool but i don't have a rig and stuff like that
    all i can do is take a few photos and try to stitch them together to give the user the ability to look around a room
    can't i do that straight through quicktime?
     
  4. nagromme macrumors G5

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    Do you want to make them using a camera (which requires carefully taking multiple shots and stitching them together--fun but can be quite tricky)? Or using 3D software like LightWave?

    Apple's own QTVR tools are old and only run in Classic these days. But other companies have better/newer QTVR tools.

    EDIT: cross-post.

    You need more than just a couple photos (usually 12 or more) to make a good effect, and they need to be precisely centered on the virtual film plane using a tripod--but you also need software that "warps" the images so they can align properly in 3D. I don't think QuickTime alone (even Pro) can do that. You'll need another app--and I'd suggest reading up on the process first.
     
  5. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    You could always shoot and stitch using Photoshop, but getting that into Quicktime might be a challenge. I drop equirectangular (flat 360°) PSD's into a program called CubicConverter to generate Quicktime VR. You might want to look into what you need to gen' for that to work.
     
  6. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    basically,i want to go into a room,take a few fotos with my digital camera and stitch them together.that panorama will then have to be part of a dvd guide to my university.dunno if i can add it in though.anyway,i've used a simple software from ulead on my pc and i was wondering if there is something simple for the mac.it's part of a coursework so the scope doesn't cover sophisticated software and tripods and stuff.
    will look into the software suggested
    any free stuff?
     
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    Do you have something against putting spaces after punctuations?
     
  8. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    'm sorry i don't conform to microsoft word.is it that much harder to read?come on now,any suggestions?
    i found 'hugin' that makes panoramic images and then i can use another small program called 'motion pictures' to give the panorama movement and save it as a quicktime file so i can embed it in the DVD i want to make.
    is there anything out there that can do all that?
    i'm not really looking for full cubic images
    i want to take around 10 photos of a computer lab for example and stitch them together and either have it play on its own and move the 'camera' around in a loop or allow the user to drag the picture
    any ideas?
     
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    Actually, it is a bit annoying. Instead of trying to read your post, people end up thinking about how annoying it is that you can't type using proper grammar and punctuation. A mistake here and there is fine, but deliberately butchering the written english language is quite annoying for some readers.

    Honestly, it didn't bother me until you said "'m sorry i don't conform to microsoft word". What does proper english have to do with microsoft word?

    Back to your question. All I know of is a program called Photostitch. It comes with most Canon cameras and it stitches panoramic images together and saves in any standard format (including quicktime VR).
     
  11. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i'm quite sure my english is pretty good man,if you want to call not bothering to add spaces after full stops a lack of good grammar and punctuation,then that's fine. :)

    thanks though,am looking into that program you suggested

    will ask at uni too see if my lecturer has any ideas :)
     
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