small room 360

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in a small room , how do you end up in the same place when attempting a full 360? having a hard time not overlapping . thanks for the help
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rosa avila

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Posted 9 years ago

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Nathanael Lawrence

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Hello, Rosa,

Could you give me a little bit of context on what you're using, exactly?

Are you using the Photosynth mobile panorama app for iPhone or are you using the ICE or Photosynth apps for Windows?

Are you trying to create a panorama or a photosynth?
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Garret Baquet

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Quick General Approach to shoot any 360 Panorama. (Intentionally brief... these tips just save a lot of trial and error... and frustration for people that are just starting out ) This works for just about every panorama.

1. Try to keep the camera level, seriously dead level, no twisting or tilting.

2. Shoot in portrait position, not landscape. Camera like " II " Not " = "

3. Shoot overlapping images (usually 8-10) making sure that you swivel around the FRONT of your lens. Keep the front of your lens over an imaginary spot.

4. Go as wide angle as your camera will shoot.

5. Drag all Images from your camera card into a folder on dekstop, drag all ~10 Images into Microsoft ICE. (It should say 360 degrees at bottom of ICE)

6. If the stitch looks good and you still want the ceiling and floor, reshoot and tilt camera back roughly 45 degrees and shoot 4-6 of the ceiling and then tilt down and shoot 4-6 of the floor.


There is nothing wrong with taking tons of test shots!!! Mistakes are the best way to learn! You can learn a lot by intentionally overshooting and checking results and then see how few images it takes to get a full 360, It sets know limits of the software and your technique.

If anyone has a panorama that doesn't want to play nice, drop me a line and I will try to help.