View Full Version : Automatic skydomes from google street view. :-D

01-19-2014, 05:15 PM
Just came across this while working on something in unity.

It's automatic skydomes from google street view!


http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/StreetView_SkyDome_zpsa01e00f2.jpg (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/xXswampyXx/media/StreetView_SkyDome_zpsa01e00f2.jpg.html)

I haven't worked out how to use them in lightwave yet, so any info will be most appreciated. Or maybe share any good ones you find here?


01-19-2014, 06:07 PM
Wow. That is just super cool. I don't know how useful it is for Lightwave but it is a lot of fun to play with.

01-19-2014, 07:36 PM
Good stuff :)

01-19-2014, 07:49 PM
Those are actually what are called "Little Planet" projections, otherwise known as Stereographic Projections. Usually, they don't cover the zenith; only the nadir and perhaps 120 from it. One can obtain 360 x 180 Little Planet projections, where the image is not cropped to rectilinear and the outer rim is the zenith. These full-frame images, with a corresponding clip map, could then be used on the inside of spheres. Anything cropped to square generally isn't useable for our needs.