9.1.5 - Import Pano Images Issue?

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9.1.5 - Import Pano Images Issue?

Postby JLarson » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:08 pm

I just tried importing pano images from our dSLR / Nodal Ninja rig. I have a directory setup with all the pano images in it. When I start the command it only shows me a thumbnail of the first pano image in the folder. Am I doing something wrong?

When I ran it through with a single image, the tool worked great. Now if I can get them all to work in batch mode, this will fulfill a longtime wishlist item.
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Re: 9.1.5 - Import Pano Images Issue?

Postby BobKeane » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:13 am

Hi Jason!

We tried this yesterday and the only way we could get it to work for multiple images/scan setups was to copy and paste each panorama into it's own folder in Windows Explorer (ie Scan 1 Panorama in folder called Scan 1, Scan 2 Panorama into folder called Scan 2 etc etc) and then select the parent directory of those folders on import to Cyclone.
The folder names and panorama naming convention seem to make no difference, just so long as the folders end up in the same order as your scans in your Cyclone project (although you can move them and lock to different images if not in order, just a little more fluffing about is required).

Hope this makes some sense, it took a bit of trial and error to figure this out! :)
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Re: 9.1.5 - Import Pano Images Issue?

Postby pburrows145 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:58 am

You shouldn't need to do this, I will send the post to engineering to check.
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Re: 9.1.5 - Import Pano Images Issue?

Postby JLarson » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:15 pm

Paul: Any updates on this? I'm hoping it's just something I'm doing wrong and not a bug that will need to wait till the next release.
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Re: 9.1.5 - Import Pano Images Issue?

Postby Bill-Wallace » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:23 pm

The current implementation of this feature requires each image to be in it's own folder. I am told you can create one parent folder and have all the other folders under that folder, then select the top level folder for import.

I haven't tested this myself but have been told by the developer himself that this is how it works. It looks like the help files just say select a folder but don'e properly describe this as I have above. I'll have the help files updated.

I am told this is a technical necessity for the pano images to be each in their own folder to avoid a long list of possible issues of all files in one folder.
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Re: 9.1.5 - Import Pano Images Issue?

Postby Rikore » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:19 pm

What Bill Wallace explained is what we found works for our Cannon 70D and the Nodal Ninja. Parent file, then all others under. Takes a bit more time than the iStar, but we found more control of the photos.
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Re: 9.1.5 - Import Pano Images Issue?

Postby dagenhamdave4 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:21 pm

I've tried colouring scans with nodal ninja panos on a few occasions and the results have been mixed - some will have the colour applied to within maybe a pixel or two, however others are wildly off and are at times 30 to 60 degrees off their correct orientation. Perhaps some functionality to set a 'seed point' for pixel matching might be useful? You can scroll through the panorama and get it aligned with the scan data to visually check you're using the right pano, so it would make sense to use that as the initial orientation for the pixel matching process.
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Re: 9.1.5 - Import Pano Images Issue?

Postby zuma » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:14 pm

dagenhamdave4 wrote:I've tried colouring scans with nodal ninja panos on a few occasions and the results have been mixed - some will have the colour applied to within maybe a pixel or two, however others are wildly off and are at times 30 to 60 degrees off their correct orientation. Perhaps some functionality to set a 'seed point' for pixel matching might be useful? You can scroll through the panorama and get it aligned with the scan data to visually check you're using the right pano, so it would make sense to use that as the initial orientation for the pixel matching process.


We got the same issue, what combo camera lens do you use?

In that case we got the cubes as before.
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