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[large 360° QuickTime VR panorama (692 KiB)]
[small 360° QuickTime VR panorama (224 KiB)]
[JPEG panorama (105 KiB)]
[ASCII panorama (1.12MiB)


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From:turkeyphant [.]
Posted: Thursday 10th February, 2005 at 13:05.34
 
What size is your main monitor, and what res?

17" LCD running at 1280*1024. I usually put it alongside a old 15" I picked up for a tenner than can only go up to goes up to 1024*768 but that matches pixel-sizes fairly well at that res.

Shit. And I thought I had too much free time on my hands.

With a normal 35mm lens you need a minimum of about 50 shots to get the whole 360° in. This includes four rows of 12 photographs (one every 30°) taken at varying pitches, plus two more for the straight up and straight down view. I like to take more because I sometimes fuck up a couple and the stitching process is made much easier with more overlap.

I really mean a single flat JPEG where the ends match, looped with no gap.

As you know, the JPEG standard is incapable of doing this by itself. Any hack that is renderable in a web browser would be beyond ugly. Unfortunately the JPEG compression algorithm is absolutely useless at repeated images (although it really shouldn't be) and any specialist image format wouldn't be viewable by over 99% of users.

It would be nice if <marquee> had more than its few useless functions to make up for its incompatibility and annoyingness. However, given that I'm using such a nasty piece of code already, I'm prepared to cheat. Multiple animated gifs is very nasty and can cause systems to meltdown but, because it looks so nice, I can deal with overloading the page this one time. I just don't see what's wrong with using QuickTime as it does the whole thing nine times better...

Anyway: thanks for the advice (in the end) and enjoy.
From:umberleigh [.]
Posted: Thursday 10th February, 2005 at 16:06.29
 Why isn't this thread dead?
Why repeat the image that way when HTML tables do it a million times better?

"I just don't see what's wrong with using QuickTime as it does the whole thing nine times better..."

Feh.

From:turkeyphant [.]
Posted: Thursday 10th February, 2005 at 18:51.50
 Re: Why isn't this thread dead?
Tell me how tables are better.

Tables are almost as putrid as marquees - I'd still be doing the intarweb equivalent of serving you a plate of steaming faeces to munch on.
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