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    Panoramic Photos

    I'd like to build a small virtual set, and would like to have a global backdrop. It's just fine if it looks hokey or really like a "set." That's actually kind of the goal.
    Is there a place where I can find high-quality, high-resolution 360degree photos?
    I'm mainly looking for something resembling the American Old West.

    Thanks for your advice, links and suggestions (I know I can drive out to Joshua Tree, put my camera on a tripod and shoot it myself and then stitch it together, but I figure someone already did a great job somewhere).

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    Well, I do have quite a few.
    A couple are here in my story about a road trip... I have some more though.
    Dunno if you're interested....
    These are 12000 pixels wide on average.
    http://www.except.nl/overig/roadtripusa/

    they're not free though

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    You are not going to get that kind of stuff at the resolution you need for free. You are going to need prettty high resolution even for DVD levels of resolution in the final image, unless you stick to a fairly strong wide angle.

    There are a few possibilities though...

    I bought a couple of images from Renderosity (from a guy calling himself "bountiful knight"), that were very good value and may well match your needs. If you search there, they may be easy enough to find.

    A suitably western landscape should be a doddle for Vue to knock out as an environment. (With match HDR for good lighting).

    Dosch have some impressive looking stuff:
    https://www.doschdesign.com/products/hdri/

    Their SDesert and Dawn set might be ideal for cowboys!
    https://www.doschdesign.com/products...sert_Dawn.html

    Given the history of Spagehetti Westerns, the italy set may also be useful:
    https://www.doschdesign.com/products/hdri/Italy.html

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    Why not shoot the pics yourself
    http://www.0-360.com/
    I want this.. not 360 degres in Y but still cool.
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    Price of it is probably well worth it. But its close to photoshop in price. Then again its less manual work pressing the shutter bottun and moving your feet. lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silkrooster
    Price of it is probably well worth it. But its close to photoshop in price. Then again its less manual work pressing the shutter bottun and moving your feet. lol.
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    Yeah but it'll never give you the resolution that multiple photos will...
    10 photos with 1/3rd overlap at 10 megapixels is a 66 mega pixel image...
    1 shot is well... after distortion correction, perhaps 6 megapixels?

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    Good point.
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    If you want to shoot panos check out nodalninja. www.nodalninja.com

    An awesome pano head at a good price.

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    Mathew, and others, when I was at the NewTek 20th Anniversary in San Antonio, I met the actor who played Lurch in the Adams Family Movie, (forget his name).
    As side income, he does some awesome 360 panoramas for some high end clients, (mostly Web) but I bet he's got a library of options.
    He gave me his card. I'll try and find it at the office tomorrow. He did some great work and I'd love for a NewTek Fan to get some exposure here.
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    Personally I find the combination of a camera with a good wide angle. and PT Gui for stitching to be absolutely excellent. It does have some difficulties in stitching sky sometimes, (hardly surprising!), but 99 times out of 100 it gets everything right automatically.
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    For what it is worth, I have been really, really impressed with AutoPano Pro. It made excellent work of around 5 GB of holiday photos, most of which were panoramic sequences from New York, Washington and Virginia.

    I'd highly recommend it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starbase1
    Personally I find the combination of a camera with a good wide angle. and PT Gui for stitching to be absolutely excellent. It does have some difficulties in stitching sky sometimes, (hardly surprising!), but 99 times out of 100 it gets everything right automatically.
    Yeah PTGUI is pretty awesome.

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    This thread needs a picture!
    How about the great courtyard at the British Museum?
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    This thread needs a picture!
    As long as it's a picture of my brothers pub 'The George; in Ashton Northamptonhsire, I'll drink to that ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exception
    Well, I do have quite a few.
    A couple are here in my story about a road trip... I have some more though.
    Dunno if you're interested....
    These are 12000 pixels wide on average.
    http://www.except.nl/overig/roadtripusa/
    Some really great pics Exception. I enjoyed reading about the trip.
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