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2008-02-27
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Conversion form Cubic to Sph~ No -Good

Hi,

The location was a open plot of land. I took 4 images landscape ( not in potrait mode)

Did not take Nadir & Zenith .

I made a panorama (spherical) using easypano (4/Nikon D80+Sigma8mm/ Smartblend).

Then blending was good, no vignette arcs in the sky or on the ground, except for big black hole in sky & on the land.

To touch up Nadir & Zenith I converted it to panorama (cube) using easypano

I saved the file as TIF.

Then i did the touch up in PS using heal tool/ copy past and saved as TIF

Then i loaded the images back to easypano to make into spherical.

When the conversion took place there were light vignette of ARC on the sky and on the ground.

What could have possible gone wrong??? Is there a bug in software??

Regards

Dev


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2008-02-28
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I also had problems in using the PW5 conversion. Here is a link to a great FREE plug-in for PS that has worked flawlessly for me.
http://www.superrune.com/technical/software_spheretocubic.php 
Nikon D300, D3s, Nikon 10.5 lens, RingT105N+Footplate+MrotatorTCPs, Giottos MT9261 Tripod, Manfrotto 410 Jr geared head.

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2008-02-28
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Hi All,
The issue was resolved, it to lot of my time and patience.

I made a spherical image using pan weaver. I used smart blend plug-in as a default.

The bled worked good for spherical images however smart blend introduced some vignette for cubic image

When I disabled the smart blend plug-in and made a cubic image it worked.

I will upload the result tomorrow and you will see the result.

The second question is smartblend... What setting do i set to get satisfactory cubic image

Regards,

Dev

 


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2008-03-01
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Dev, this is just a suggestion to save you a lot of time.
You are converting from spherical to cubic in PW5, going to PS for healing tool and then BACK to PW5 to convert back to spherical and then, I assume, back to PS to work your magic on the completed image.
If you use the free plug-in I mentioned above you can go straight to PS after stiching, convert in PS from spherical to cubic and back to spherical and will not have to reload into PW5. This is a very simple program and has worked flawlessly for me (after I broke down and read the instructions).
Just my 2 cents worth.
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2008-03-03
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Hi Realtor Jerry,

After reading this post, I downloaded and installed the PS plugin to try it out. I must say this is a really useful tool and does save a load of time. Wish I had known about this ages ago.

Thanks for sharing this with us.

Willie


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2008-03-04
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Glad you got some use from it Willie. I have learned so much in this forum that I feel I have an obligation to share anything I learn from other places. Sure makes the learning process more fun.
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2008-02-27
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Without seeing the before and after I can only think that it may not have been flattened before saving as a .tif and either masks or alpha channels where also saved. Alpha channels (or should I say multi layers) are not supported by Panoweaver software.

Show us the examples for more consideration.

Regards, Smooth