Making QTVR Panoramas
Photograph an object or scene in all directionsThis can be easily accomplished using a film or digital camera (we use an Apple QuickTake 150) mounted on a Kaidan QuickPan bracket on a tripod. The bracket makes it easy get the pictures correctly spaced. Each picture should overlap the next picture by about one-third to one-half. For the QuickTake 150 camera, 16 pictures provides good coverage of the scene.
Here, for example, is a series of pictures taken with a QuickTake 150 in a passage in Pulaski Cave:
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Stitch the individual pictures to produce a single panoramic imageAt the ISM we do this with QuickStart QTVR Authoring Suite (v1.9) from Soft Fusion, LLC. This process can also be accomplished using the QuickTime Authoring Suite directly or manually using an image processing program such as Adobe Photoshop.
Below is an example of the resulting panoramic image.
Turn the panoramic image into a navigable movie (VR)We use the QuickStart QTVR Authoring Suite (v1.9) from Soft Fusion, LLC. The process can also be accomplished using the free program Make QTVR Panorama (v1.0b4). The results are as follows: