I have a camera mounted on a rail, so that I can digitize large pieces of flat artwork. The rail allows me to shoot a series of pictures parallel to the surface of the canvas, basically acting like a very large format scanner.
To stitch them together the pictures into a huge file I use Hugin.
As an example I have is 5 columns (say 1 to 5) and 6 rows of images (say A to F).
If I do the automatic control point finding there are endless errors, as I end with false control points on images that have no overlap.
I've tried cp_find --multirow, but even then the program tries to match each image with many others, not only slowing the process but creating many points that have to be cleaned up manually.
What I would love is to create control points only for the images that are next to each other and no others, so that each image will only be connected with control points to max of 4 of the adjacent pictures. something like: A1-A2-B1, then A2-A3-B2, then A3-A4-B3 and so on...
I've been creating the control points manually, selecting pairs of images on the same row, clicking on the "create control points" button, and then going over the same process for the columns. The results quite accurate with this workflow.
I would love to create a script that automates all this, as it is tiresome to process 30 images per project (and I have several paintings to digitize)
I can't find information on how to create such a template. Any ideas are welcome.