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Bryce F.A.Q (Updated: 2016 Nov 30 9:54 am)
Subject: Mapping a Sphere Seamlessly?
Attached Link: Polar texture mapping
I'm trying to use Bryce to create textures to map a spherical Sky Dome object, in Poser, with. I see that outputting my Bryce scenes at a 1:2 aspect ratio works well, but leaves a seem.
The attached link mentions how to correct what I'm talking about Mathematically, but is there actual software to do this?
staigermanus - Thank you very much, dogwaffle 1.11b looks very interesting, but I would'nt want you to go through all of this trouble, I'm sure someone has already been through all of this math? Maybe we'll get lucky and someone will leave a link to a Photohop Plugin, Action, or other pre-fab software?
I just converted the algorithm from your link to Lua. I'll post it here shortly:
it was a great little exercise. It runs very fast. Lua is super fast as a scripting engine.
You can use the freeware version of Dogwaffle (v1.2), no need to buy any of the commercial versions. Lua (the DogLua) filter plugin works with the v1.2, the evrsion 2.x, PD Pro 3 and 4 and I think also PD Artist (the $39 version)
O' Wow, Erlik, thank you so much, this even uses the example image of my link!
The DL link at the page you linked to does'nt work, but here is a link to Richard Rosenman's Home/Download page!
Quote - staigermanus - Thank you very much, dogwaffle 1.11b looks very interesting, but I would'nt want you to go through all of this trouble, I'm sure someone has already been through all of this math? Maybe we'll get lucky and someone will leave a link to a Photohop Plugin, Action, or other pre-fab software?
1.11b is a bit old now, btw, there's a world of difference between v1.11b from 4-5 years ago and the latest version 4, even 3.7, and even the latest freeware version 1.2 from 2.8 years ago, it's probably like comparing Photoshop 3 to CS2.
I've tested my script with the gluas script and GIMP 2.2, it runs well there too. Though quite a bit faster (make that significatly faster) on PD Pro.
Anyway, this now makes it possible for anyone who can't afford Photoshop to get this function running for free on Dogwaffle, on the GIMP and also on ArtWeaver, which incidentally also has a direct plugin to PD Pro and PD Particles.
Bryster scratches his head and wonders what the hell they are talking about.............Available on Amazon for the Kindle E-Reader
Angel: I have done none of this....or at least very little. I generally mess about with the material editor until I get it right. My problem is that by the time I've finished, I can't remember what I did.Available on Amazon for the Kindle E-Reader
Bryster, there are ways to seamlessly map a sphere using pictures or a panoramic picture. I usually use HDRShop to do it.
I've also used that to make what I've heard called a "magic cube" which is a cube primitive that is mapped differently on each side. In fact, you can take a cube, and without doing any boolean operations, open up one side of the cube to see the interior.
It's fun.Could be worse, could be raining.
Ricky: Hollywood Effects - a program for generating special effects for movies - uses the same kind of thing for 'transisitions'. Looks great too!Available on Amazon for the Kindle E-Reader
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Ricky: I got it bundled with Pinnacle Studio when I bought my DV Movie camera. You might wanna checkout PINNACLE STUDIO. (see link) - Hollywood Effects.Available on Amazon for the Kindle E-Reader