Modeling images from a 360 degree camera

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    Michal | CR
    Spherical images will be supported vry soon. Hopefully in next release.

    However, it is not supported in current release.
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    Florian Lohberger
    hi there,

    can you give us an indication when the new version with the 360 degree support comes out ?

    btw ... awesome software ;)

    thanks, Florian
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    Wishgranter
    Hi Florian
    There is no hard ETA, but I can say it's almost ready for deployment...
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    Janine Steele
    This feature would be very helpful.
    I'm currently generating a model from 360 video footage captured by a GoPro Odyssey camera with this workflow:
    1. Convert stereo video footage to mono
    2. Convert equirectangular footage to cube map
    3. Export each face of the cube map as a separate image sequence
    4. Generate model with RC using cube map faces.

    It'd be great if RC could directly process the equirectangular images.
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    Castlenock
    Great that they are adding the feature for picking up scenes via video!

    I have a 7x Heroes rig that could come in handy for some shoots in weird scenarios, but since I'm not extracting my images from video I just set each camera to take a pic every few seconds. Only done it a few times in testing, but good for a quick capture of tree lines strung from some strong fish line, or on a 15 dollar dolly/skateboard to grab things like church pews if constrained.

    I'm not doing 360 video anymore, so that set-up is more of a re-purpose, I'd be curious as to the results of a scene from 360 video, what with invariable seems you'll have to some degree. (Though brilliant for cube-map usage)

    Janine, how is the GoPro Odyssey? How's the stitching? Does it require a lot of finesse like the original 360Heroes rigs?
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    Christopher Keefe
    Is this close? it was almost ready in November. That's a quarter of a year now, a full billing cycle for those paying every 3 months.
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    Marco Mari
    Any news on a future update that allow camera alignement with 360 images ? we plan to buy a istar, it would be a great functionnality for photogrammetry workflow...
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    Florian Lohberger
    hi there,

    you are implementing that 360 image feature right ?
    we will make 360 with the gear 360 from samsung - its just hobby but when it work we will get a istar for the company.

    Can you please give us indication when the feature will be available.

    thanks!

    Florian
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    Lucia CR
    Hello everybody,
    please excuse the delay. This release depends on various in-house factors and we cannot tell you the exact date of the release.
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    steven verver
    Hi, any news on 360 camera support? It would be great if we could use these.
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    Florian Lohberger
    hello CR Team,

    May I ask for a short update about the 360 view feature?

    We really wait for that feature - we want to use it to capture fast and very special areas on our hospital construction projects.

    Thanks for Info!

    BR, Florian
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    Danilo Moura Silva
    Just adding my name to the request list.

    Please support equirectangular images as input.

    Thanks!
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    Danilo Moura Silva
    So, I'm converting the source 360 images into 6 flat images and it is not really working.

    Should I instruct Reality Capture in any specific way, so it understands that those images are related? I'm getting a lot of small pieces and linking in via Control Points would be a nightmare.

    Please help,

    Thanks! :)
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    Jonathan_Tanant
    It should work if your stitched pictures was not too distorded (in a way non solvable by the lens model equation).
    Can you provide a sample ?
    You can try to do a draft alignment and see if this is better.
    You can also try to do cube faces that overlap (more than 90° field of view).
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    chris
    set your distortion model to division.

    it will probably give you the best chance of matching them.
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    mariareese
    for every three months is fair I think ..
     
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    Tom Foster
    Excuse inexpert question - how can photogrammetry use pics from a single 360o scan position? I thought it all worked by parallax from multiple positions, unlike laser-point-cloud which records direction-plus-distance?
    I do understand that part of RC's speed is because it converts the data into direction-plus-distance but it must convert that from initial parallax data?
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    Jonathan_Tanant
    It can't. You need multiple 360° images taken from several positions.
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    Tom Foster
    Pleased to find my understanding wasn't wrong.

    So it's a bit misleadsing when in latest Jul/Aug 2017 AECMagazine 'Leica BLK360 preview' it says
    "once the button is pressed 3mins later you have a ful 3D scan of the room, in a combined laser, photogrammetry and heat-mapped model that is ready to be used instently in Adesk Recap Pro from a partnered iPad"

    Jonathan_Tanant wrote:
    You need multiple 360° images taken from several positions
    Does that mean just as many positions as if single conventional photos were taken, with same overlap guidelines etc?
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    Jonathan_Tanant
    In that case the pictures are combined with LIDAR datas to have the depth. So this is right.
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    Tom Foster
    I see - thanks
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    HeritageExplorer

    Any update on the use of 360° images ?

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    alexandre girardeau

    would be rad !

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    stephen.wessels

    Really looking forward to this feature. Any news?

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    Greg Novak

    Any news @capuringreality?  Looking forward to these feature as well. Thanks.

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    Zuzana Ďuríčková CR

    Hello everyone,

    thanks a lot for your interest in this feature. We are aware that it is demanded and we are working on it. However, the time of implementation is not known yet. Once the feature is released, we will inform you in the release notes for sure. Thank you for your understanding.

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    aonsen

    In the meantime, I've had some great success breaking apart the equi-rectangular image into 6 flat images (think six sides of a cube).

    I've used a tool that comes with 3DF Zephr Lite (trial version). It's in the Utilities > Images > Decompose equirectangular panoramas menu.

     

    Hope this helps some of you until Reality Capture has some tools of it's own to handle these images.

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    Johannes Meissner

    @aonsen: I'm trying to use your method but I'm not getting good results, can you explain in a bit more detail? It seems the decomposed images from 3DF Zephr Lite have no overlap, which keeps CR from aligning the images.

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