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Offline PhilippeV8

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How bad do you want this ... ?
« on: November 12, 2013, 06:32:35 am »

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Re: How bad do you want this ... ?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 07:38:40 am »
That's really cool. A great way to create some new environments.  ;)

Here's a freebie I use with my iphone/ipad: http://photosynth.net/ or just search for Photosynth in the app store.

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Re: How bad do you want this ... ?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 10:31:28 am »
If it were able to shoot HDRIs I would sign up for one in a heartbeat.
But I guess it can't? ???

A bit too much gadgetty for my taste.

Dries

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Re: How bad do you want this ... ?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 04:42:48 am »
I don't see why it would be so hard to convert from this to HDRI .. ?

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Re: How bad do you want this ... ?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 05:16:33 am »
Because you would need a set of images with different exposures.
I don't see how a device with no display would allow for such level of control...

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Re: How bad do you want this ... ?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2013, 01:03:07 am »
Seems like terms get mixed.

So you are talking about HDRI's, while I am talking sphere mapping for reflections & lighting ?

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Re: How bad do you want this ... ?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2013, 01:17:24 am »
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I don't see why it would be so hard to convert from this to HDRI .. ?
I thought you WERE talking about HDRI. :D

If you want to use it for lighting (GI), you really want it to be HDR.
And then even if you'd want to use it as a spherical reflection map (no HDR), I'm not sure this thing will allow you to save out a suitable format.
From what I can judge now, this gadget uploads the raw pictures to the Panono cloud. Only there the panorama is generated from those base images. I can't find any documentation of being able to save out an actual spherical JPEG... ???

Considering it seems to be marketed as a hypersocial sharing look-where-I-have-been thingy I think it is unlikely to support this, as it'll be irrelevant for 95% of users.

Dries
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Re: How bad do you want this ... ?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2013, 01:19:55 am »
Maybe it'll have a forum like luxion one day where you just ask nicely ...  ;D

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Re: How bad do you want this ... ?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2013, 11:23:34 am »
Now THIS is more like it...
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bublcam/bublcam-360o-camera-technology-for-everyone

It actually does HDR capture. And outputs JPEG.

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Re: How bad do you want this ... ?
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2013, 05:13:36 pm »
''... It actually does HDR capture. And outputs JPEG.''

Now I have a reason to justify buying a drone :)

Ed