Knoxvillage Sunsphere Panorama

Knoxvillage is a Knoxville, TN based Community website with interactive panoramic 3D environment using Adobe Flash CS3 Actionscript 3 and Papervision 3D Open source engine running Papervision3D Beta 1.9 - PHUNKY (20.09.07) class list. This 800 x 600 framed 360 Degree View of Downtown Knoxville features full screen mode switching with future upgrades to include interactive hot spots with click able links.

The process began when 32 pictures were taken out of each of the main windows on the public observation level in the Sunsphere on Sunday July 15, 2007 at 4:00 pm. While I typically use a Canon DSLR with a 10-22mm lens, the camera I had available was a Canon SD850 IS which worked quite well. Using the 5.8mm focal length and an aperture value of F/2.8 I was able to maintain focus on the foreground and immediate architecture.

While shooting through the bronze colored tinted glass, Knoxville's beautiful mountain views were heavily blurred and the shots turned out very green. This problem was overcome in post when the imaging was corrected in Photoshop CS3 following the photo's merge. After merging and much color correction, brightening and balancing; the photos where then stitched on 5 of the 6 sides of a 1000 x 1000 x 1000 pixel cube with blended corners a top a Sunsphere graphic base with a #f5fcff color sky.

The images where then imported into Flash CS3 and wrapped with the Papervision3D Beta 1.9 - PHUNKY (20.09.07) actionscript 3 class list assigned on the document class: A full screen option was added with attention paid to the camera's focus, zoom and placement on the X, Y and Z axes.


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