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The IVRPA BoD nevers sleeps, never rests...

Fresh after my summer vacations I am trying to catch up with the ongoing activity of the IVRPA Board of Directors (BoD).

I am used to an IVRPA BoD that never sleeps (because of the different time zones we are in), now I am getting used to an IVRPA BoD that never rests (no vacations for the BoD).

Lewis and Clark, The End Of The Trail

Seaside, OR
Finally a sunny day in the summer and I decided to get a 360x180 from Lewis and Clark.
This is a handheld spherical panorama made from 4+Z+N (4 shots horizontal and 1 up, the Zenit, and 1 down, the Nadir):

[Created with cPicture, 'Picture Index Ctrl+Y' using Film style border]

Join Kolor at Photokina 2010

Dear all,

For the second time, Kolor will be exhibiting at the Photokina fair in September. We will have quite a big booth this year, and we will be presenting:
- The new versions of Autopano Pro, Autopano Giga and Autopano Tour
- The Panogear motorized head
- An interactive touch screen showing Paris 26 Gigapixels

Some hardware partners will also be present on our booth to launch new panoramic hardware.

We will be in Hall 4.1, booth #F030.

Kolor will also be present at the IVRPA conference on Monday: a good occasion to share our different points of view and techniques about VR and gigapixel photography.

See you soon in Cologne!
Rami from Kolor team

PHOTOKINA DATES: 21-26 September, 2010
LOCATION: Cologne, Germany

Seattle Center Fountain, One shot Panorama

A circular 8mm Fisheye on a full frame 35mm Camera covers 180° horizontal and vertical. See how to make a panoramic picture out of that.

McCaw Hall, Seattle, WA

Located north of Seattle Center, the McCaw Hall is a performance hall and opera house.

While walking along Mercer St, I noticed a convoy guarded by police on motor cycles. Not that this is unusual here, but this convoy didn't seem to end. The convoy finally ended with 3 coach buses and a medical ambulance, while I snapped this panorama handheld.
Once they past, the almost empty Mercer street was opened again for traffic on Friday, June 18. 2010 at 2.35pm.

Click here
for the interactive 360x180 Panoramic using
VRlight showing the end of the convoy.

Virtual tour software for Mac OS X

Easypano has released Tourweaver Mac Starter, the first version of Tourweaver
that runs on Mac.

It is similar with Tourweaver 5.0 Professional for Windows, giving support to
various virtual tour components. 

Tourweaver Mac Starter can make virtual tours with:

Experiment with flashificator

Just thinkin about what wil be the next generation of new media wave. If something like this could be seen on the screen of mobiles like news report, than would be the success of 360s!

My shot with flashificator to standart VR-pano:
Old German Church in former Eastern Prussia now (1991) is becoming Russian Orthodox Church in Yantarniy Town.

Wonder how could I post the flashmedia pack like this to this website not by uploading but with xml, for exemple.

VRlight + VRedit 2.0

VRlight is a Silverlight based multi-platform solution to display virtual tours (VR) of 360x180 panoramic images.
Version 2.0 has a new editor VRedit for the configuration to create VR projects.

How to create a VR tour using VRlight and VRedit

Requirements: Webserver using IIS or Apache

Step 1

Tucson 2010 Update

Tucson 2010 - The International Panoramic Photography conference just started.

Here is the link to Jook Leung talk in PDF format: