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What is VRscans? Why you need & How to use it? Webinar by ChaosGroup Yana Andreeva Webinar Content : * What is VRScans? * How is it made? * Why People need it? * Where does it come in the pipeline? * How to use it? * The results.
PLEASE WATCH FULLSCREEN IN FULL HD Shooting Pano LA has been the most ambitious, challenging, demanding, and rewarding project I have worked on to date. It was shot over a period of two years entirely in true panoramic form using two synced DSLR cameras side by side. The resulting panoramic timelapse footage comes in at a whopping 10K x 4K resolution when stitched. I did not shoot this film to achieve the extreme resolution. I shot it for the panoramic look, especially the compressed look you get when using long lenses. Shooting panoramic timelapse was something I had always wanted to do. I love panoramic images and wanted to bring that look to timelapse, and I wanted to do it proper, not by faking it by just cropping the top and bottom of regular timelapse shots. I gave it a try many years ago but was never able to get the images from the two cameras to sync properly and get the images to stitched together correctly. A couple years ago I was contacted by a client wanting some panoramic timelapse shots of LA. I told them I had tried it in the past and it did not work out to well, but that I am willing to give it another try. So I purchased some new gear and set out to my local testing locations in Malibu. The initial shots were successful so I continued shooting / testing for the next couple weeks. At that point I had acquired a few good test shots to show the client and sent them over to them. Long story short I never heard back from them about the project, but I kept shooting anyways. If it was not for that failed job/project I probably would have never got around to giving panoramic timelapse another try. For licensing inquiries: Please email me using the contact form on my site for the quickest response ( http://www.scientifantastic.com/contact-us-new/ ). All footage available in 10K, 8K, 4K resolutions and multiple aspect ratios. You can follow me at: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/joe.capra.5 Instagram - http://instagram.com/scientifantastic Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/scientifantasti Website - http://www.scientifantastic.com Email - joe@scientifantastic.com Music: "Death in a garden" by Lowercase Noises ( http://www.lowercasenoises.com/ ) Gear Used: 2 Canon 5DIII cameras 2 of each Canon 24-70mm, 24-105mm, and 70-200mm lenses Custom build panoramic rig RamperPro Custom dual trigger intervalometer Motion Control: Kessler Crane TLS with Second Shooter ( http://www.kesslercrane.com/ ) A big THANK YOU to: Chris Pritchard ( http://chrispzero.com ) Dustin Kukuk ( www.instagram.com/drkanab ) Andrew Walker ( http://599productions.com ) Colin Rich ( http://www.deer-dog.com ) Matt Givot ( http://timeflymedia.com )
a little raytracer made for fun, inside an attribwrangle node in Houdini sop context brute force raytracing is being done, the feature list is roughly like this: - phong lighting - multisampling per pixel - depth of field (not properly implemented, but works) - reflective materials (refractive can be implemented the same easy way) - multisampled lights (soft raytrace shadows) - actual hdr image lighting - fresnel imitating brdf-like materials with diffuse and normal textures (ofc actual fresnel could be implemented easily, but i didnt remember for actual formula and was too lazy to google it, sorry) ofcourse with high samples and large grids this thing is far from being realtime. last parts of the video took 15 min per frame to render scene files are here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0aBn1VVOJVqU29rQzdZNHgzZzg/view?usp=sharing music in the video: Jaunty Gumption Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Photo Credit: Toronto by Blok 70