How to make a (good-looking) spherical panorama on indoor places ?
Such as breezeways, corridors, rooms, and any indoor place with limited height, which is approx. 3 meters.
I'm using it to create virtual tours, for another information, please refer to my previous question:
How to make spherical (360) panoramic image with 2:1 aspect ratio?
Tools used: a standard SLR camera
Software used: Microsoft ICE
- I record (not take photos) the surrounding environments
- by rotating SLR 360 degrees horizontally first, then repeat from 0 degree, for each 30 or 45 degree, record upside and downside.
- Then take the recordings to Ms ICE, the program automatically create 360 spherical panoramic image.
This works perfectly fine for outdoor environments, please look at the result here.
However, using this method for indoor won't produce good results (unmatched / unsynced lower and upper part of the image)
Also the process is long and burdensome.
Additional question: Please let me know if there are more better tools / softwares / methods to generate this panorama.
(EDIT) I think using fish eye lenses will produce better panoramas, but I haven't used it due to its costs, so I'm reserving that for the last option