SU Podium Forum
Register  |   |   |  Calendar  |  Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
christopherb2k

Registered:
Posts: 18
Reply with quote  #1 
Hey everyone, been super busy so not had a chance to post for a while. 

Thought I would share this in order to explain my dilemma a little bit better. Would it be possible to have an option to render a full 360 degree as on single image? At the moment in order to create a 360 panoramic I have to take 6 renders, which is time consuming and also open to many errors, since podium doesn't seem to render exactly the same was any two consecutive times.... I really want something that will render the whole lot in one go, so I can leave it and get on with other jobs. Perhaps where the size of the render is selected in the setup menu (viewport, 2x viewport custom etc) That would be a good place to have panoramic, and it would just render a full 360 based on the direction in which you are facing in sketchup viewport.



This is what I want it for.... PLEASE make this a future update if possible!


http://planning3d.co.uk/uploads/3/0/3/2/3032019/__winter_forest_1_1_out.swf

bigstick

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 10,222
Reply with quote  #2 
Podium, like probably all unbiased renderers, uses a randomised sampling algorithm for it's calculations, so every render is slightly different.

The engine does support a spherical camera. However - I'm not sure how you created your 3d panorama. This looks like a Flash file, which means that it won't work on an iPad.
The tricky thing is how to view the resultant image. Generally you need some kind of software to 'decode' a spherical image.

Ideally you want something that you can just run in a Browser, or that works on any device. Maybe something like Pannellum.

__________________

That which does not kill us makes us stronger
-Friedrich Nietzsche

Nick00

Avatar / Picture

Maître érudit
Registered:
Posts: 3,290
Reply with quote  #3 
That's actually on my list, but like Jim said, it has its challenges!
__________________
Podium Tech. Support
christopherb2k

Registered:
Posts: 18
Reply with quote  #4 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigstick
Podium, like probably all unbiased renderers, uses a randomised sampling algorithm for it's calculations, so every render is slightly different.

The engine does support a spherical camera. However - I'm not sure how you created your 3d panorama. This looks like a Flash file, which means that it won't work on an iPad.
The tricky thing is how to view the resultant image. Generally you need some kind of software to 'decode' a spherical image.

Ideally you want something that you can just run in a Browser, or that works on any device. Maybe something like Pannellum.


Yeh I used Pano2VR (http://ggnome.com/pano2vr) to create, but had to render 6 cubic faces and stitch together.. Yes this is a flash file, but pano2vr also supports html5. How would I render it spherically then? (This spherical camera you talk of?). As far as i am aware pano2vr does support spherical inputs to create panoramic outputs, so that would be fine... [smile]

Many thanks
bigstick

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 10,222
Reply with quote  #5 
In effect, Kray has a spherical camera mode, so all you would need to do is check a box, and you would end up with a spherical image that (in theory) just needs to be opened in whatever application to create an html panorama file. We would want to keep away from Flash.

We have some bug fixing to do, and then we'll look at what else to implement. No promises [wink]

__________________

That which does not kill us makes us stronger
-Friedrich Nietzsche

Natstar

Avatar / Picture

Obsessive Master
Registered:
Posts: 738
Reply with quote  #6 
I would really love to see an option like this in Podium so it would be easier to make 360 panoramic views. 

The one's you have done Chris are really good, it must take some time to stitch the renders together! but the results are very effective.

regards,
Nat

__________________
http://www.jbarch.co.uk

Twitter @nat_3D


christopherb2k

Registered:
Posts: 18
Reply with quote  #7 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Natstar
I would really love to see an option like this in Podium so it would be easier to make 360 panoramic views. 

The one's you have done Chris are really good, it must take some time to stitch the renders together! but the results are very effective.

regards,
Nat


Thanks Nat,

That is really kind of you. I've seen your work too on your website and obviously you are very good at working with podium and 3D in general (you're not that far from me, I think Chichester, I'm in Bournemouth!). I'm glad you also support the idea. Bigstick, the fact you're even considering it is a great thing. I will keep my fingers crossed but I also appreciate these things aren't always possible. At the moment if I want a spherical render I have to use a different program all together and ideally I want to be using podium for 100% of my time, mainly because of the model bank and materials library, it is so helpful to me. You guys really do a great job. I think having the ability to produce the spherical renders would really be a game changer. We are becoming an ever increasingly digital nation with clients wanting that high level of interactivity. If it can be incorporated I would THE HAPPIEST PERSON ON THIS FORUM[biggrin]! haha.. thanks for listening.

Chris[wink]
Kelleu

Registered:
Posts: 29
Reply with quote  #8 
Hi Chris,

Your idea would be very nice!
How did you manage to get that high resolution? Did you render your shots at a high resolution?
I did the same thing with Pano2VR butt i úsed 1800x1800 and than crop the jpeg's too 1200x1200, because i had read that it is nassesary too render you shots at 1.5 and than crop it.
My result is not that sharp as your result.



Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.