This project was contracted with Rent.com to create HD Panoramic 360 Tours for thousands of apartment communities across the United States. I worked with more than 30 other production artists, developing these tours with Autopano Giga and PanoTour Pro, as well as Photoshop from raw images to final 360 pano tour upload.
Please click on the links below, then click on the "Virtual Tour" link within the preview image to view the tour.
CHALLENGE: This project consisted of working with images from photographers of different skill levels across the country. The optimal condition is to have 3-4 lighting metered images per section, meaning there were approximately 24 photos per room!
AutoPano Giga stitched 24 images together to form a flat (spherical) panoramic image of each room. My job was to make sure there were as few contact points as possible adjoining one portion of the room to the next (for faster render). Sometimes the metered images did not agree with APG and, the most neutrally metered image was stitched on it's own, creating a lighting correction challenge as well.
The panoramic image was saved then, exported to Photoshop (with curves to each room portion) to correct lighting conditions, black out television screens, remove reflections of photographers, staff, residents and, improve the imperfect stitching for sideboards, doorways, textured flooring and occasional furniture.
The final image was saved as a jpeg and then exported to Panotour Pro, where the images were labeled, linked, rendered and uploaded to the online database for quality control review and, later upload to Rent.com.