Click inside the image and you can Pan around the room. If you double click you will experience the Panorama full screen.
This tutorial will cover the entire workflow from Cinema 4d and how you need to Render your image to Pano2VR and the settings needed in order to obtain the Panorama as seen above.
RENDER SETTINGS: CINEMA 4D + VRAYFORC4D
Position a Vray camera at the Center of your scene at around 100 cm. from the ground
Render Settings: Vray Camera
choose Spherical Camera
activate Override FOV
Vray FOV 360°
Deactivate all the other settings
Render Settings: Output
You will need to Render the image with a ratio 2:1
Since we needed a very detailed image we used 6144 x 3072
This is the final Render image
Open the program and first thing save the file in a folder used just for this Panorama. Load the image you just rendered by clicking on “Select Input”
Select open next to Panorama
Lets change the Viewing Parameters so that we don’t get a distorted Panorama.
Select Modify from Viewing Parameters
Change the FoV to 60 degrees or even less if you prefer.
Go to Output and choose HTML5 , press ADD. You can also choose FLASH if you prefer, but we found that HTML5 is the best solution especially if you are going to show your Panoramas using a device like an iPad or iPhone.
Now I will explain how you can calculate the Cube Face Size and other parameters needed in order to open the Panorama on devices with lower resolutions.
To calculate the Cube Face Size you need to estimate the value of the equirectangular width divided by 4 or Pi. Then you take this value and divide it by 2 until you get a value that is less or equal to 512. To accomodate the preview track of 1/4 you will divide this value by 4 and round to the nearest whole number. Take this final number and multiply it times 2 until you are close to the starting estimate value.
Example with our image of 6144 x 3072 pixels
6144/4= 1536 (cube face size)
768/2=384 (level tile size)
96 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2= 1536
Levels: 1536, 768, 384 (load at startup)
Once you press ok it will generate all the necessary files. Make sure you always Save
Now all you need to open your Panorama is the output folder generated in the folder where you saved this Pano2vr file.
There you will find a file with extension .html, just double click on it and your Panorama will open.
If you want to open the Panorama on a device like the iPad you need to copy the entire output folder using a program like “goodreader” on the iPad and then just click on the .html file found inside the output folder.
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