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Lvilleneuve
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Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:10 pm

When the work on patches generated with Pano2VR is done, I generate a equirectangular file with Convert Input. The actual default value for the type is Vertical Strip. Can I change the default value to Equirectangular as it is the one I use 100% of the time?
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Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:30 pm

Hi,
The best format for an input image is cubic as this gets processed much faster. Remember all gets converted into cubes or tiles for displaying the panorama. So remapping an Equirec takes far longer than a cubic image format.
The best is cube faces but this has the disadvantage of separate images. The next best thing is a strip, and if strip make it a vertical one as the preview is saved as a horizontal strip. This means you can easily see what are input images and what are preview images in a folder.
Just make sure from your stitching software you save as a tif, then when you convert in Pano2VR you also save as a tif.
This will keep the quality up when saving.
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Lvilleneuve
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Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:12 pm

The reason why need an equip file is that I do a lot of post processing on the image. I want to reduce the number of edges to look at (seams visible). So... Is the a way to change the default value for the convert input (Pref file)?
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Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:33 pm

I always use only 6x cubical sequence with classical lettered naming scheme - _b... _u
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Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:54 pm

hum@no.id wrote:I always use only 6x cubical sequence with classical lettered naming scheme - _b... _u
Thank you for your reply but it does not answer my question. How can I change the default value? Is's not a poll on which one you use.
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Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:02 pm

I think this might work.

Try to create a workable project with your generic skin and all your project selected values and settings. Save as a generic project filename... like myverygenericproject.p2vr.

Next time you need to build a project... open Pano2vr then click on FILE | Recent files | browse to myverygenericproject.p2vr. Most all your previous selection settings are already selected, with exception of converting an equi-rectangle to say cube faces flavors.

Then FILE | Save as.... and create a duplicate project with a unique file name.

Hope this helps
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Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:27 pm

Hi,
Should of said at the start of my post, no you can not change this setting.
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Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:39 pm

Thanks Martin,

That is true for file type conversions to cube etc.
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