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Old Feb 19, 2004, 4:29 PM   #1
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Anyone have an idea how to create panoramic photos of a cars exterior? Iím thinking about taking between 8 to 12 shots of my car and posting it on the net so it would spin around. My concern is how I can keep the size of the car consistent as I make my way around the car. Thanks for any input.
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Old Feb 19, 2004, 5:29 PM   #2
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jocha2000:

Spin donuts with your car on snow.

Have someone take photos.



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You are describing an object movie. The one's I've seen have the object (car in this case) on a turntable with the camera in a fixed possition. You *might* be able to do it by moving around the car instead, but likely you would get a jerky, flickering result. Even if the car didn't jerk, the background likely would. Those typically take at least 30 shots - less and you are looking at something more like a slide show.

You can find out more by putting "object movie software hardware" into Google.
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Something like a CP4500 panorama function may help. The issue will be keeping the distance reasonably consistent.

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... The issue will be keeping the distance reasonably consistent. ...
Not just distance, but keeping a single point at the center of every "frame". A little bit of shift could be dealt with by cropping a bit more off one side then the other, but a large shift in angle will change the perspective enough to give a "flicker" in the object movie.
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Old Feb 20, 2004, 1:00 PM   #6
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its starting to sound more complicated than I originally thought. digcamfan's comment about spinning donuts is starting to sound pretty good. =)
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