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Offline Floating.Point

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SkyBox / 360 Panorama [Tutorial] UPDATED!
« on: January 22, 2011, 07:49:20 PM »


This is my (improved) method for getting seamless 360 Panoramas out of TG2.

Update:
Faster. Easier. Better!

Requirements
TG2 (with or without Animation module)
PTGui Pro (http://www.ptgui.com/)

Updated files are attached.

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You can still grab the old tutorial below. It goes over the concepts of making cube based panoramas/skyboxes and is still good for beginners getting grips on the whole procedure. I recommend beginners to skim through the old tutorial for some info, then use the new tutorial to actually work with!

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/792881/Planetside%20Forum/SkyBoxFiles.zip
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Re: SkyBox / 360 Panorama [Tutorial]
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 07:33:53 AM »
Thanks a lot, FP. I'll check it out!

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Re: SkyBox / 360 Panorama [Tutorial]
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011, 01:08:47 PM »
I'm quite sure I set it up right, but when I hit "render sequence," it only renders 1 image. The "sequence last" value always gets reset to 1 even if I make it 6.

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Re: SkyBox / 360 Panorama [Tutorial]
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2011, 08:17:43 AM »
(update)
check out the new tutorial attached in the first post!
you need the TG2 Animation module with the old tutorial.

Hmm not sure why that would happen.
Can you try starting a new scene and animating the default camera?
Is the problem still present?
If this is the case, perhaps its an issue with your TG2 install...
if the problem i isolated to the .tgc I provided- please let me know!
Cheers  
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Re: SkyBox / 360 Panorama [Tutorial]
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 07:16:53 AM »
Thank you. From a first look, it's done very well.

You should consider copying it to Planetside's Terragen Wiki. http://www.planetside.co.uk/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

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Re: SkyBox / 360 Panorama [Tutorial]
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 10:58:27 AM »
Cool, I have updated the Wiki with a link to the tutorial files!

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Re: SkyBox / 360 Panorama [Tutorial]
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2011, 02:35:26 AM »
I'm quite sure I set it up right, but when I hit "render sequence," it only renders 1 image. The "sequence last" value always gets reset to 1 even if I make it 6.

You need Terragen 2 with Animation to render a sequence with more than 1 image.

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Re: SkyBox / 360 Panorama [Tutorial]
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2011, 11:57:37 PM »
Thanks Floating Point.  Very nice.
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Re: SkyBox / 360 Panorama [Tutorial] UPDATED!
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2011, 04:56:44 PM »
UPDATE!

I have reworked this tutorial / workflow and it is much easier now... oh and much more accurate too!
(no more messing around with silly calibration renders or any of that nonsense! - stitching is now mathematically perfect, no more control points!)

See top post!

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Re: SkyBox / 360 Panorama [Tutorial] UPDATED!
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2011, 04:02:28 AM »
whenever i do the rendering it saids finish but all i see is black

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Re: SkyBox / 360 Panorama [Tutorial] UPDATED!
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2011, 05:03:15 AM »
When you press render, the render window should open up and display the progress for each frame... Are you seeing this?

Have you accidentally positioned the skybox camera inside/underneath your terrain?

Are you able to render your scene without the skybox camera okay?
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Re: SkyBox / 360 Panorama [Tutorial] UPDATED!
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2011, 04:54:16 AM »
when i press render i see the display it just stays black i can render the screen ok without the skybox camera

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Re: SkyBox / 360 Panorama [Tutorial] UPDATED!
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2011, 07:18:43 AM »
Can you post your terragen scene, so that I can troubleshoot?

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Re: SkyBox / 360 Panorama [Tutorial] UPDATED!
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2011, 07:42:58 AM »
ok can do might take me a few
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Re: SkyBox / 360 Panorama [Tutorial] UPDATED!
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2011, 02:08:15 PM »
Green,

I cannot seem to replicate your problem.

Are you using the animation version of the workflow, or the 6xStill version of the workflow?