Outputting Equirectangular images

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Outputting Equirectangular images

Post by BrideValley » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:41 pm

Hi everyone
Is it possible to select a specific number of nodes in a project (using the Tour Browser) and save the equirectangular images of just the selected ones? Whatever I try I only seem to get every single node in the project. This can take a while when I'm working on a large tour - the current one is 125 nodes . . .
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Simon

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Re: Outputting Equirectangular images

Post by Hopki » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:54 pm

Hi Simon,
Using Pano2VR pro, select the nodes you want using the tour browser.
Then select properties and the convert button.
Set projection, file type, and destination, etc and click convert, it with ask to convert the "selected" panoramas.
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Re: Outputting Equirectangular images

Post by BrideValley » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:23 pm

Thanks Martin, just the job! I hadn't come across that tool (obviously). Only been using Pano2VR since version 2!

Update: I tested this with Pano2VR (Version: 6.0.6 pro 64bit Revision: 17336/5.9.4 Build date: Jul 25 2019, 10:24:47) and set the output destination using this dialogue box:
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I had selected around 30 nodes in the tour browser (the test project contains 40 TIFF panos) and hit the Convert button.
4 equis got saved to the specified output folder. The 5th was corrupted and after that the equis were saved in the source folder for the selected nodes.

I note also that the Input images for the project are updated to the exported images, which is not ideal as my original files are all TIFF and I'm exporting JPEG copies for another purpose. Production is a progressive process and the TIFFs will almost always require further edits as defects and other issues are detected, so I need to keep the TIFF images in the project at all times.

FYI I tried the same exercise in the current Beta (Version: 6.1 beta3b pro 64bit Revision: 17797/5.12.2 Build date: Aug 9 2019, 14:09:41) but it crashed after saving about 5 images. The progress bar stalled and I sat watching for about 5 minutes before cancelling.

Any thoughts?

Simon

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Re: Outputting Equirectangular images

Post by Tony » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:31 am

Hi Simon,

I'll do a test on my system to see what happens. Roughly what size are you tiff files?

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Re: Outputting Equirectangular images

Post by BrideValley » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:39 pm

Hi Tony
I work with 16bit uncompressed TIFF files straight out of PTGui. They are 12000 x 6000 and the file size is around 412MB each, which can make things a little slow. The current project consists of just under 300 nodes.
I use Pano2VR to extract patches for editing the nadirs and to add logos to various screens before compiling simple tours using Google Maps as the base. I will also be creating animated videos. Any advice you have about minimising the overhead would be very helpful.
Cheers!
Simon

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