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aaronv2
12-28-2004, 10:40 AM
Hey guys uhh for christmas i went and baught a whizz bang digital still camera and ive been playing around with it a bit untill i discovered that pictures taken as RAW compression can be used as HDR Images for 3d animation and what not. So I Took a photo it looked great lit by the image i took but i knew that if the model was reflective it wouldnt reflect its environment properly. SO i went and got my fisheye lens and used that... It had way more FOV but it wasnt the whole thing I discovered (after just trying to stitch 40 odd pictures from just using a tripod and rotating a bit) that 3 fisheye are needed to get the whole environment. I use 8 fisheye images in order to get the environments i have to show for you now. There still is some work for me to do to get them looking completely clean but there okay now...

http://members.iinet.net.au/~corkill/aaronv2/temp/Field.jpg

This is the result of 8 stitched fisheye shots. a full 360 degree by 360 degree view of that point in space... once mapped onto a sphere of course... So anyway if you have quicktime and you would like to wonder what it is like to have that mapped around you like a 3d animated object behold!

Click here to see the QTVR (http://members.iinet.net.au/~corkill/aaronv2/temp/FIELD.mov)

So anyway I took these images converted them into HDR images and put them in lightwave... I chose one of my back garden and well the results you can watch right here...

Click here to see the finished render. (http://members.iinet.net.au/~corkill/aaronv2/temp/hdritest.mov)
so its just kinda weird what you can render now with natural light they seem to jump out more...