Panoramic photos with an 8mm peleng lens

Back in 2005 I bought an 8mm peleng lens to make 360 panoramas to use as reflections maps in my 3d work. I newer really got it working and the lens has since been used for fun a few time a year. But last year I stumbled over some really good 360 panoramic photos. I was really surprised when I realised that they where shot with the 8mm peleng – and even shot handheld…

My good old Russian lens needed a 2e chance. And it really do work! Actually even better then I ever hoped for. The 2 examples here are shot handheld – the only aid was a rubber band, a pice of string and a coin with a hole in. Only 6 photos was taken; 4 at 90 degrees plus up and down. It can be done in less then 2 minutes and then home to stitch it all together in the open source software “Hugin”.

It actually worked so well that I also picked a panoramic head and started to shoot HDRI panoramas for lighting in 3d. And I even used the software to make a 246 megapixel panorama of a 170m long wall mural. More about that when I find a solution to show off a photo with those crazy dimensions.

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The panoramas here are only 8-900k, but can be seen in a higer resolution at 360cities:
360cities.net – between-containers
360cities – Egedal station

30 models in 30 days – Done!

Did it! 30 models in 30 (work)days. Inspired by several artists doing daily sketches and this guy who did 30 espresso cups in 30 days, I started on January 23 and finally finished model nr. 30 very late Friday. I spend more time on the project then expected, some of the models where a bit to ambitious for a project running next to work and every day life.

I deliberately tried to use new functions and tool I normally avoid, so I really learned a lot. And I finally became familiar with the new navigation in Cinema4D r13. It was defiantly worth all the long days/nights.

The models can be seen here in a higher resolution:Sønderby 3d gallery

iBallon and other types of iPhone molesting

First 20 models are done in my little “30 models in 30 days project”. This Fridays model was an iPhone with geometry prepared for deformation. So my Friday project was a few tests bending and twisting the model and ended up with the iBallon picture when I started to play with the simulation i C4d.

First 20 models can be seen here: Sønderby 3d gallery

30 models in 30 days

Artists often start the day with some warm up drawings – and if its working for them, why not try that in 3d too.

The idea is to start every (work)day with a model for 30 days. The first 10 days went really well and I learned a lot by using functions / techniques I normally don’t use that much. It’s been taking longer then expected, so the next weeks will probably be more regular speed modelling.

The models can be seen here in a higher resolution: Sønderby 3d gallery