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Rene Kempes

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May 16, 2013, 3:36:39 PM5/16/13
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Dear Tom,

 

Recently we had some contact through the support pages about my problems with an ATI Radeon graphics card not displaying well. An easy way of solving the problem is simply buying another card.

But that is not the reason why I want to send you this mail.

 

Have a look at what I like to do with Panini Pro. This is the link: http://www.kempesfotografie.nl/nieuws/gallery

The pictures say it all.

That's why I like the program.

- It delivers fantastic views.

- The controls are somewhat difficult at first but one can learn.

 

I have two mayor questions for you.

Are you going to release Panini Pro shortly? There is a date like 2013 on the support site.

I am anxious to use it. So much so that I like to offer my help for as far it is any worth. I have no idea what it takes. My core business is photography.

As I understand from the forum this is a personal project you are running.

 

Next question is if I can use Panini Pro as it is in the beta version right now. In the installation notes I am not supposed to use the program after 2011.

 

Part of my work is 360 panoramic photography and virtual tours. Some of the software does have functionality like Panini or vedutismo projection. It doesn’t do the job as nicely as Panini Pro does. I have tried Hugin, PTGui and Autopano. They lack proper controls.

If you cannot be open for reasons of development of your software and the marketing of it I can understand that. It would be nice if you can give me some information.  My pictures show how excited I am with the possibilities Panini Pro creates.  But I also have some wishes for its functionality.

Hope to hear from  you.

 

René Kempes
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Thomas Sharpless

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May 16, 2013, 6:39:09 PM5/16/13
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Hello Rene

Well, those are very fine Panini views.  Thanks for sharing.

Sure, go ahead and use the beta how you like.  I probably will not be doing anything with Panini-Pro for at least 9 months as I am totally busy with other projects.

One tip. Some of the buildings in your outdoor views are a bit fat at the top. Unless that is intentional, I suggest you try 'leveling the pano on the panosphere' using the source orientation controls (cross-hair icon) before composing the view.

Best regards, Tom



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rkem...@gmail.com

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May 17, 2013, 9:13:26 AM5/17/13
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Hello Tom,

Thanks. The beta version does the job.
Out of curiosity I had a look at professor Dersch's tutorial about straightening panoramas. Starting to get some results.

I can imagine it is a time consuming project. But I hope you find the time to further develop the Panini Pro software.

By the way the high-rise buildings are not straight. They do get wider at the top. But I deliberately emphasized the view a bit.

I will keep you posted with my results.

Rene

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Thomas Sharpless

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May 17, 2013, 9:28:02 AM5/17/13
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Looking forward to seeing more of your work. -- Tom



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Thomas Sharpless

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May 17, 2013, 2:13:23 PM5/17/13
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Having looked at your 360 panos, I see that many of them are not quite level. 
That can be corrected in the stitcher.  The systematic way is to add some "vertical line" control points. In PTGui or Hugin: select the same image in both panes of the control point editor, choose "vertical line" cp type, and click on one end of the vertical in one image and the other end in the other image.  If you do that for 2 or 3 edges well separated in yaw angle, the stitcher will align your pano perfectly vertical.
In Panini you can level by eye, using the source orientation controls to make vertical edges vertical on screen.
In either case what you are really doing is rotating the spherical panorama so that "up" is at the top.  This generally requires both a roll and a pitch adjustment. 
This is especially important in Panini because it reprojects the pano onto a vertical cylinder.  The sides of builings etc should therefore be parallel to the sides of that cylinder.
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rkem...@gmail.com

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May 27, 2013, 3:49:11 PM5/27/13
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Thanks for your tip. It works fine. I am refining my workflow and try to increase my understanding of the system.. 360 panorama's and virtual tours are getting big. My interest is to create printable panoramic pictures with the perspective as in the style of the photo's you can see on my website. We are trying now to create some software to analyse the panorama and to create the textfile used in dr Dersch's tutorial.

Rene

Op donderdag 16 mei 2013 21:36:39 UTC+2 schreef Rene Kempes het volgende:

Dear Tom,

Thomas Sharpless

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May 27, 2013, 7:08:52 PM5/27/13
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If you have responsive interactive tools, why do you need to try to automate an old "batch" process?
-- Tom


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