Home Forums 360° Stereo Panoramic Photography Stereo Support on 360 Cities

This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  The Twitt 3 months ago.

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #11339
    Thomas Sharpless
    Thomas Sharpless
    IVRPA Professional Member

    Good news. The biggest spherical panorama hosting site, 360cities.net, is now supporting stereo panoramas.

    All you have to do is package your equirectangular stereo pair as a square jpeg image, with the left eye view above and the right eye view below, upload it, document and publish, just like a normal 2D panorama. It will be recognized, tagged, and advertised as stereoscopic. In VR modes — invoked by clicking/tapping the ‘cardboard’ icon — it will be shown as a stereo pair. Otherwise the left eye view will be shown as a regular panorama. VR mode is available even on desktop, which is quite good if you have a mirror stereoscope.

    More good news: 360 Cities VR display offers static pan, and even zoom. Static pan supplements the gyro-controlled pan, letting you change the “straight ahead” direction without having to turn your body. I love that. The VR zoom is based off a fixed resolution image, but the range is decent – maybe 3:1 – and it really helps you better appreciate many images. These features are most useful if you have a smartphone viewer that gives good access to the screen, like the Goggle Tech or Wearality Sky. Then you can pan by swiping a finger left/right, and zoom by pinching. Nice!

    #11340
    Thomas Sharpless
    Thomas Sharpless
    IVRPA Professional Member

    Here is a set of my stereo panoramas. Best enjoyed on a VR browser.
    https://www.360cities.net/sets/image_sets/stereoscopic-spheres

    #12596

    The Twitt
    Forum Member

    Hello, @thomas Sharpless Nice VR Browser.

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.