Perhaps many of the photography lovers began wondering how such 360 panoramas are made and became interested in learning how to create their own ones when viewing all these virtual tours and spherical panoramas. This section, which describes all the «ABC» of how to make a 360 panorama is primarily intended for such visitors, who have a minimal or even zero experience in the panorama production.
There are many methods to create the spherical 360 panoramas, which vary according to the equipment and software, which is being used. That means that my methods of the 360 panorama production, which are described in this section, are not the only ones to be called the correct ones. I hope that after reading the information, presented by me here, you will become familiar with the A’s and B’s of the spherical panoramas production process and will continue mastering your skills in this sphere.
I divided the “Technology” area into 3 sections, in each one of which the separate steps of the 360 spherical panorama production process are described:
Getting familiar with the equipment, necessary for the spherical panoramas shooting; the overview and comparison of the specific components.
The camera set-up and the basic techniques used in the process of the spherical panorama shooting.
The instructions of how to join together and retouch the 360 panorama and to convert it into different formats – Flash, QuickTime, DevalVR