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benedict_ilagan
09-03-2013, 05:58 AM
Hi guys, does lightwave 3d supports a spherical camera type rendition.??? meaning, can LW camera handle to render a FOV 360 degree panoramic view to generate a dome environment for comp purposes???

pls share your thoughts and comments
thanks

Sensei
09-03-2013, 06:20 AM
Week ago I have made this video tutorial..

http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?137297-Environment-Baking-Camera-Full-HD-video-tutorial

dwburman
09-03-2013, 09:50 AM
Yes. You can use the Advanced Camera type to make 360 panoramas. You'll need to set the horizontal FOV to 360 and (I think) the vertical FOV to 180 and set your camera resolution so the width it's double the height.

The adv cam does render rather slowly.

You could also check out the UberCam plugin at http://liberty3D.com which has a couple of pano cams and is on sale this week along with almost everything else if you use the coupon code: L3DLABOR

benedict_ilagan
09-03-2013, 10:31 AM
Week ago I have made this video tutorial..

http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?137297-Environment-Baking-Camera-Full-HD-video-tutorial


Thanks sensei for your quick reply, truly helpful video.
Since its a FOV 360 degree spherical type, can we specify a specific camera degree angle..??? say we'll just need to render only the 60 degree FOV angle (from 1-to-60 degree) as a material footage and the rest will be clip out. Then render the next specific 60 degree again (from 61-to-120 degree) and rest clip out. and for 3rd render another 60 degree (121-180 degree) and so forth until we complete 6 footages each contains with a 60 degree on each materials and project them on a 6 live projectors each also has equal 60 degree projected materials on a 360 panoramic wall.

spherical
09-03-2013, 02:41 PM
When I want to do this (seems to me there's a cube projection mode that does this automatically now?) I set 5 cameras all at the same location but pointing at +X, +Z, -X, -Z, +Y, setting keyframes for each, and render the animation.

benedict_ilagan
11-20-2013, 11:27 AM
Yes. You can use the Advanced Camera type to make 360 panoramas. You'll need to set the horizontal FOV to 360 and (I think) the vertical FOV to 180 and set your camera resolution so the width it's double the height.

The adv cam does render rather slowly.

You could also check out the UberCam plugin at http://liberty3D.com which has a couple of pano cams and is on sale this week along with almost everything else if you use the coupon code: L3DLABOR


Nice tip!!!
but what would be the best setup under advanced camera for a non-pinch image for horizontal and vertical FOV ???
Placing it on the ff. setup like

1. spherical - setting a value of 360 distortion on the edges is likely not a seamless for spherical mapping.
2. cylindrical - setting a value of 360 seamless can be achieve specially once overlapping is made at spherical mapping.

And would there be also a demo liberty3d for the following plugs (like panoramic camera, superpanocam, fisheye cam etc) for liberty3d as tryout before considering of gaining the plug for good. And only the liberty3d spherical camera is accessible ar the moment. :) :)