LSS Panorama Overview
LSS Panorama allows to generate and save spherical panoramic images. It allows to generate a single image based on a current camera postion or save series of images in case if an active model have more than a one scene (based on a camera position in each scene).
LSS Panorama Key Features
- single panoramic image generation
- polar coordinates filter (so-called "tiny planet" effect)
- scenes snapshots generation
- small built-in viewer of panoramic images
- ability to apply a spherical texture from a picked file on a group of faces
Tool Operation (Single Panorama Image)
- open tool dialog
- (optional) adjust image settings: image size, image file format, view scale etc
- click "generate..." command button at the top of the dialog to generate a single panorama image
- click a "download" icon, which appears in the center of a panorama preview area after panorama generation finishing
- use "Save Panorama" dialog to browse to a desired location, where you want to save panorama image file, specify image file's name and click "Save" button
Tool Operation (Scenes Snapshots)
- open tool dialog
- (optional) adjust image settings: image size, view scale etc
- (optional) adjust scenes snapshots settings: interpolation steps count, loop camera path etc
- click "save..." command button under the panorama preview area at the top of the dialog
- use "Save Scenes Snapshots" dialog to browse to a desired location, where you want to save snapshots, specify snapshot file name, then click "Save" button to start generation and saving process
Panorama ViewerIt is possible to open a panoramic image in a small built-in spherical panorama viewer right after its generation by clicking a small eye-ball icon:
It is also possible to open the panorama viewer window on its own by clicking a button on the extension's main toolbar.
Unfortunately it takes long to generate a high resolution panoramic image. Especially in case if a polar coordinates filter is enabled. That's why an idea to use a third party image processing software in order to achieve a similar effect (called "tiny-planet") appears to be reasonable.