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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (October 16, 2008, 05:27PM )

    This panorama was astonishing to me when I first saw it because of all the memories it vividly brought back to me due to my numerous visits to Bath: at the end of each day to attend the Evensong Services and every Sunday Service while I was there and all the people that I met I recognized after a few years absence... almost like family. It is still very exciting to open up the panorama, especially seeing it as a half-sphere in Google Earth and remember all the good times spent in Bath. Note: There are other very good churches in Bath and should not be missed, but there is only one Abbey.

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (September 28, 2008, 08:13AM )

    Hi Ron, It's difficult to be sure because I am not very systematic with the photos I take, but I am fairly sure that The View From Below was made from 340 8MPix images taken with Robopan 3.1 and stitched with some flavour of Autopano Pro. (Probably used Linux 1.4.2 to do the detection and Windows 1.4.2 to do the rendering.) I can't tell you how much overlap I used, but my guess is that it was loads, possibly over 50% horizontally and vertically because for a long time I was under the misapprehension that 'two thirds' was a good number to use, so that's what I did. I reigned my settings back from 66% to something like 50% but I always err on the side of caution, so 50% or more is most likely. Actually the photos were taken in bracketed mode so one day, when Kolor get their act together, I'll be able to make a false HDR version of this pano. The only other 360x180 I've done (iirc) is the interior of Wells Cathedral. That was definitely done by hand without a tripod as the big white hole in it suggests. Again I would have used APP because I only got a GigaPan very recently so the gp stitcher was not much use to me, and in any case it is far too primitive when you are used to the possibilities promised (if not always delivered) by APP. Thanks for the kind comments!

  3. Ron Schott

    Ron Schott (September 27, 2008, 08:30PM )

    Hi Kilgore, I love your 360x180 panoramas. I've got a little QTVR creation in my background, too. ;-) I just posted my own first effort along these lines (www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id= 9685). It barely made the 50 megapixel lower threshold for minimum size. How many original images was this stitched from and what pattern of coverage are you using to cover the 360x180 space. I assume you're using some sort of tripod, no? If this really is handheld and not many pre-stitch shots, then how did you get 230 megapixels out of it? I'm also very curious about the details of what software you used to stitch these. Thanks and keep up the great work!

  4. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (August 08, 2008, 08:01AM )

    Generally good, I really enjoy 360*180 panoramas. It is very nice on Google Earth as you said.