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Quentin Lengelé put together a cool demo for a Flash application that uses the Papervision 3D library to pan around a 360 degree video while it’s playing:

The idea was to apply the BitmapData of that movie on a GeoSphere.

The GeoSphere is made in 3DSMAX with flipped faces and exported in ASE Format.
The ASE Format is readable by Papervision3D.

Then you just need to draw your bitmapData into a texture you apply to the ASE in ActionScript.

I’d be really interested in seeing a DIY version of the 360 degree camera hardware. Has anyone taken something like this on?

360 Degree Video with PaperVision 3D – [via] Link


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  1. Jim says:

    Many different companies have/are researching technologies to create 360 deg video. Here are some links. http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~kostas/omni.html
    looks like last updated in 2003.
    Bill Meikle created and documented creating a hexcam back in 2004. http://www.vrhotwires.com/InexpensivePanoramicVideo.html
    Currently he has a LadyBug2 and is 360video recording his world vacation.
    http://www.vrhotwires.com/rtw/rtw/Bills_Movies.html

  2. ryubin says:

    Hello !!

    We provide Adobe’s Flash-based viewers for free of change,
    allowing you to easily publish 360-degree videos on you Web site, thank you.

    http://www.ryubin.com/panolab/panoflash