3D Vista Studio 1.8
Great results; good blending controls; easy to publish to the web; Macromedia Director output; use movie clips instead of still photos; competitive price; QuickTime 5 cubic support
Cube faces must be greater than 90x90 degrees; multi-row requires greater precision when shooting
Very well rounded feature rich panorama and virtual tour software
If you want to go beyond the realm of static 2D pictures, look no further than 3DVista Studio. This marvelous application makes it easy to create "virtual tours," or panoramic images from multiple still images. 3DVista Studio is capable of generating standard 360-degree panoramas, "double row" panoramas and 3D photo cubes. Panoramas are Java-based, so anyone can enjoy them using a latest version of a Web browser. All you'll need is a set of image files from your hard drive, or a digital camera for snapping pictures. If you're using a digital camera, you can record before hand and feed your AVI clip into the program. Once you select the pictures, 3DVista Studio automates much of the process.
The application includes the Studio Wizard to help you arrange and acquire your images. It's here where you can arrange the picture sequence, adjust lens settings and choose between creating a 360- or 180-degree panorama. 3DVista Studio then performs all of the complex stitching and cropping for you. The program does its job quite well, though you may manually adjust image overlapping yourself. It also allows you to add hot spots to areas of your panoramas, such as dynamic links to sound files, Web pages, pictures and other multimedia.
Your panoramas are very versatile, and 3DVista Studio assists you in preparing them for presentations and Web publishing. The program lets you manage compression and image settings, and set up the Web page for your panorama. In addition, 3DVista Studio can export your work as Macromedia Director and Apple QuickTime files, or even create a E-mail postcard for sharing your panoramas with family and friends.
FileSize: 5.99 MB