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In the Norcal forum there's a thread about using Hugin freeware for creating panoramas:

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=701293

Since I'm using a GoPro for mine I thought I should also post it here:

Hugin is a FANTASTIC program!

I've been using it for a couple of months now to compile spherical panoramas, here's a couple from Henry W Coe SP:

Second Ford on Hunting Hollow Creek

Hunting Hollow Road

These photos were taken using the GoPro 960HD; 7 images total for each (4 for the 360, 1 up and 2 down).

Since the GoPro lens is not a full "fisheye" alignment is critical when inputting to Hugin---I always need to add some control points manually.
 

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Hello, great work here!!! congrats

I have a GoPRO and I have managed so far with HUGIN to create a cylindrical panoramic but not spherical.

When I take pictures up and down the points are not that great and I add myself like you suggested but when previewing the panorama I only see one image.

Can you give me some tips?

What do you put in the Lens type/Focal length/Focal length multiplier?

Do I have to set somewhere that it is a sphere?



Yiannis
 

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Full Frame Fisheye

Hello, great work here!!! congrats

I have a GoPRO and I have managed so far with HUGIN to create a cylindrical panoramic but not spherical.

When I take pictures up and down the points are not that great and I add myself like you suggested but when previewing the panorama I only see one image.

Can you give me some tips?

What do you put in the Lens type/Focal length/Focal length multiplier?

Do I have to set somewhere that it is a sphere?



Yiannis
The lens type should be set to "Full frame fisheye", the focal length set to around 15mm with the multiplier at 1. Hugin will come up with new focal length # that'll vary slightly from photo to photo. (this will change whether or not you're using the GoPro case; for panos I do not use the case)

The projection should be set at "Equirectangular"; make sure the field of view is set at 360 horizontal and 180 vertical---it should default to this.

For nature photos setting control points is a must; there usually aren't enough sharply defined shapes for the software to do this automatically. (indoor or city shots tend to match up better)

Also you'll need to use the mask or crop feature to remove yourself and/or gear from the 2 downward shots. Next time I'm out I'll try to remember to take a video of the process for YouTube.

Good luck! Here's a more recent pano taken while doing some trail building:

<br/><a title="panorama photos of Pogonip EMUT stump removal on 360cities.net" href="http://www.360cities.net/image/pogonip-emut-stump-removal">Pogonip EMUT stump removal</a> in <a href="http://www.360cities.net/area/san-francisco-bay-area" title="panoramic images from The Bay Area">The Bay Area</a>
 

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thanks for the info. really helpful!!!

i will try over the weekend.

my first panoramas can be found here:
www . 360cities . net / profile / yiannisis
(i have put it like this because i am new here and i cannot post links)


when you take upward pictures do you put the camera as close to ground as possible and when you take upward as high as possible?
 

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Greece looks great!

thanks for the info. really helpful!!!

i will try over the weekend.

my first panoramas can be found here:
www . 360cities . net / profile / yiannisis
(i have put it like this because i am new here and i cannot post links)


when you take upward pictures do you put the camera as close to ground as possible and when you take upward as high as possible?
Your panos of Greece look great! Not sure that there's much you can learn from me!

In regards to camera positioning; all shots are from about chest height---it's important that the nodal(?) point is exactly the same for all shots.
 

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im loosing my patience!!! :madman:

whenever i add up and down pictures i get each pictures on top of the other in fast panorama preview.

https:// ww w.dropbox.com/s/qmwciqnc6ej2mtq/hugin.png

is it possible to make a sphere pano from the below pictures?

https:// ww w.dropbox.com/s/grqp1cm2rvi4jed/Pano.rar
 

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V-Strom!?!?

im loosing my patience!!! :madman:

whenever i add up and down pictures i get each pictures on top of the other in fast panorama preview.

https:// ww w.dropbox.com/s/qmwciqnc6ej2mtq/hugin.png

is it possible to make a sphere pano from the below pictures?

https:// ww w.dropbox.com/s/grqp1cm2rvi4jed/Pano.rar
I happen to have a V-Strom! Small world isn't it???

I'm not sure if those images will stitch; one thing I forgot to mention is that with my GoPro method the 4 primary photos are taken portrait (vertical) style. So your top and bottom photos may not have enough overlap.

Another thing I should mention is that in portrait there is very little horizontal overlap; I need to use a protractor (degree wheel) for accuracy on those 4 shots. (Or I'd need to take 5 or 6 shots if I was just eye-balling the direction)

I'll give your photos a quick try this evening and see what happens.
 

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not without some difficulty

im loosing my patience!!! :madman:

whenever i add up and down pictures i get each pictures on top of the other in fast panorama preview.

https:// ww w.dropbox.com/s/qmwciqnc6ej2mtq/hugin.png

is it possible to make a sphere pano from the below pictures?

https:// ww w.dropbox.com/s/grqp1cm2rvi4jed/Pano.rar
I've sent you a PM
 
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