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Thread: how to create a cube map from digital photos

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    how to create a cube map from digital photos

    As part of a medical simulator I am working on, I would like to environment map some of the reflective instruments with a cube map of the actual operating room we are simulating. I can't seem to find the best way to go about taking and stitching the digital photos to make a cube map.

    Can anyone point me to a good resource for this?
    Thanks!

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    Re: how to create a cube map from digital photos

    Paul Debevec's page has some wonderful resources for this kind of thing. We've used his HDR Shop tool to transform photos of a chrome sphere into a cube image; this is really the easiest way I think without spending lots of money on very high fov lenses.

    http://debevec.org

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    Re: how to create a cube map from digital photos

    Thanks!

    Looks like some good stuff here. Too bad - this is looking more complex than I initially hoped. *sigh*
    ;-)

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    Re: how to create a cube map from digital photos

    why not set up a virtual camera in the center of the operating room you're rendering and render each face for a cube map. Then, when done, save out the resulting images. Wouldn't this be good enough for a simple cubemap reflection?

    Kevin B

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