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    Default VRay render to spherical?

    Is it possible to rendrer 360 spherical HDR out of Vray

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    Quote Originally Posted by ienrdna View Post
    Is it possible to rendrer 360 spherical HDR out of Vray
    I don't know about making a HDRI, but here are the steps to make a spherical using V-Ray:

    How To Make a Spherical Panoramic with V-Ray
    ============================================
    01) load your finished room
    02) put a Free Camera in the centre of the room
    03) Hit F10 to bring up the Render dialog box
    04) change the resolution/render size to 2:1 ratio (2000x1000, etc)
    05) select the V-Ray Camera Roll-out under the Renderer tab
    06) select SPHERICAL under camera type
    07) select Override and type in 360 (to get a complete room)
    08) render
    09) at this point, I put the rendered image onto my webspace
    and show it off with javascript in an html file



    And the steps below were gleaned from this forum - forgive me, but I have lost who posted this originally. The steps below will make a QuickTime .MOV file, where-as I just use Java to show the .JPG. So, these following steps will 'replace' my Step 09 above:

    SETUP STEPS
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    1. Extract files to HD for panocube http://www.panoshow.com/panocube/PC00292.zip
    2. Extract files to HD for panotools http://www.all-in-one.ee/~dersch/PanoTools.zip
    3. Copy pano12.dll from panoTools folder, to \\windows\system folder
    4. Drag PTStitcher.exe from panoTools\Helpers onto Panocube.exe
    5. Render image from vray using spherical camera, over-ride FOV to 360, and image size 2x wide : 1x height
    6. Drag rendered image file onto panocube.exe The source image must reside in the same folder with panocube.exe when you drop it onto the .exe
    7. You can customize the output file by editing script.txt in the panocube folder.
    8. The output file will show up when completed in your panocube folder along with an html file which loads the QTVR. (the html option can be disabled in the script.txt)
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    extra note: Panolink available for $30 to create active hyperlinks between QTVRs http://www.panoshow.com/panolink/index.htm
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    Default Re: VRay render to spherical?

    I use another pano stitcher called Pano2QTVR that I really like. You don't have to do any of the complicated installation stuff like with panocube. It already has the hyperlinks available in the free version and the professional version is only $38.

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    Default Re: VRay render to spherical?

    Joel's got it layed out for you up till step 8, anything beyond that relates to my post for creating a QTVR, not a High Dynamic Range Image.

    Quote Originally Posted by SandmanNinja View Post

    How To Make a Spherical Panoramic with V-Ray
    ============================================
    01) load your finished room
    02) put a Free Camera in the centre of the room
    03) Hit F10 to bring up the Render dialog box
    04) change the resolution/render size to 2:1 ratio (2000x1000, etc)
    05) select the V-Ray Camera Roll-out under the Renderer tab
    06) select SPHERICAL under camera type
    07) select Override and type in 360 (to get a complete room)
    08) render
    If all you want to do is create your own HDR for image based lighting then complete all the steps as described then just make sure when you select your output file that you save the image as a .hdr

    (If you aren't trying to make a QTVR then don't let the other stuff confuse ya)

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    Thanks Brian - I'll add your name to my notes.
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