|Posted on Monday, July 22, 2002 - 1:23 pm: |
I have nine pictures. I made my pan and the pictures at both ends have diagonal red lines over the picture. So, my final image is missing one picture that completes the 360. How do I make that picture accessable in my panorama? Did I do something wrong?
|Posted on Monday, July 22, 2002 - 2:39 pm: |
Additional info....as I look at this more closely, I see that the 'stitched image' is ok with all of the pictures. I saved it as a TIFF and it's ok except it's not corpped. The next picture, the 'cropped image' has cropped the 9th picture off. I chose 360 degrees on setup...maybe there is a way to manually crop.
|Posted on Monday, July 22, 2002 - 9:21 pm: |
When you make a 360 degree panorama, The Panorama Factory repeats the first image at the righthand end of the stitched panorama. In other words, the same image appears at both ends of the stitched panorama. See the Stitch 360 command for an example of this. You can see that the lefthand end of the picture is repeated at the righthand end.
The diagonal red lines on the stitched image cover the duplicated parts of the left and right images.
By default, The Panorama Factory crops the stitched image to make a 360 degree image for VR. It crops so that the left and right ends of the picture would meet seamlessly. In order to do this, it removes the duplicated parts: the left half of the leftmost picture, and the right half of the rightmost picture.
This works great for QTVR, IVR and other VR viewers.
If you are not making picture for VR, you may want to retain some of the duplication. See, for example, the small sample panorama at The Panorama Factory home page. You can see a small monument in the distance at both left and right ends of the picture.
If you want to keep some of the overlap, you'll have to modify the cropping limits. Here's what to do:
1. Quit from the Wizard by pressing the Done button.
2. Right-click on the thumbnail for the Cropped image in the upper window pane and select Show source from the context menu.
3. The stitched image will display with the cropping rectangle. See the Crop command for an example.
4. Use the mouse to adjust the cropping rectangle. See the Crop command to learn how to adjust the cropping rectangle.
5. When you are done, use the Approve command (Image menu) to generate the cropped image.
6. Finally, double-click the final image and use the Save current image command or the Print current image command (File menu).