A Garden within a Garden
Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal, Ireland
24, June 2006 - 12:15 UTC (12:15 local time)
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Behind the scene : how this panorama was madeThis was my first Cubic VR.
It was created from three rows of twelve images and two "down" shots for the ground beneath the tripod.
My method went like this:
a) The three rows were stitched using Calico
b) The stitched image was cleaned up a bit in photoshop. This included lightening the shadows to bring out detail and patching over a few places where the stitching boundary had blurred the image, or movement in the overlaps had produced ghosts. I deliberately left the foliage on the back of Mary Kay's jacket (the walking figure on the right of the opening shot).
c) The cleaned stitched image was rendered as a set of six Cubic VR sides using Cubic Converter
d) The bottom face of the cube consisted mostly of a large hole - this was filled in using the "down" shots. (I admit it! Some of the gravel was cloned from elsewhere in the image.)
e) The top face of the cube consisted mostly of a large hole - this was filled by copying clouds from elsewhere in the image.
f) All six faces were then reduced to a quarter of their size.
g) The six faces were then taken back into Cubic Converter and a final version was rendered.
Calico is a new stitcher from Kekus based on the work of Matthew Brown (a PhD student at the University of British Columbia)
I am really pleased with Calico and with this as a first Cubic.
I took several VR panoramas of Glenveagh that day. They are on my Very Ireland website, including a hugely higher resolution version (12Mb).