Make a Panorama

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360° Panorama is very useful to show tiny spaces. It's also very funny to play with and feel the space surrounding the camera.


First of all, use the Blender BGC Script to create a Cubic panorama. This will render six images representing the faces of a cube where the camera is in the center.


Stitching images to panorama

Once you have the 6 images, use GoCubic on Windows or MakeCubic on Mac to create a Cubic QTVR panorama (.mov). On Linux you can use jpeg2qtvr from the Panotools::Script perl module to pack six JPEG cube faces into a .mov QTVR file.

I didn't find any open source solution for this step. So no software for Linux plateform. The solution would be to have an open source software to stitch these 6 images into an equirectangular image.



QTVR panorama can be easily played by Quicktime software but only on Mac and Windows platforms.

For Linux freepv can be used to display QuickTime and other panorama formats.


Fortunately, there is a free Java panorama viewer. It's a Java applet called PTViewer. So you can show your panorama to Linux users too (and by the web if you need).

You must use a special version of PTViewer to play QTVR panorama. Here you can donwload a template with all files you need.

Web page example showing a QTVR with PTViewer