Panoramic Renderings refers to a full 360 x 360 degree image containing everything which can be viewed by a single camera position.Once created a Panorama image can be converted to a format for easy viewing – using the mouse to pan, look up and look down, and the mouse wheel to zoom in and zoom out.
360° Panoramic image created from a model supplied by “Boothy”.
Virtual Reality is a process which takes Panoramic Images, and lets you view them with Virtual Reality viewers.
This is the Loft with Telescope 3D model rendered using the Yulio plugin for VR and pushed it to VR
The fixed point rendering (FPR) is a stereoscopic cube map.
You can view this image here: VR Viewer
There is a ruby script (cubicpanout.rb) to create panorama directly from SketchUp models.
Some rendering engines, can render a model, with lights and reflections directly to a panorama image.
- cubicpanoout.rb from Smustard Create a 360° panorama with cubicpanoout.rb, a free script from SMustard.
- Panoramic Views – create a 360° panorama with IRender nXt, a Ray Trace rendering engine.