Panoweaver 5 - Import HDR?Hi,
I work for a post production house in London and we are very interested in Panoweaver 5. We have a license for 4 already and use it quite a lot ot create HDR environments for our 3D projects. I was very excited to read about the new HDR capabilities of Pano 5, however, it does seem to be lacking one vital thing - the ability to import HDR panoramics.
Basically, we import all our exposures and use the same stitching coordinates to stitch all of them. We then convert each panoramic exposure to Cubic and export as tiffs for PS. We do this because cloning in Photoshop is much easier on the unstretched cubic conversion. Cloning on a spherical one is messy/tricky. Once cloned, we make the HDR within PS CS2. However, we are then left with a HDR cubic map and absolutely no way to convert that into Spherical again because Panoweaver cannot import HDRs.
Is this a Beta limitation, or will Panoweaver ever be able to import? If it was possible, we could simple import our nice clean cloned out cubic HDR map from photoshop and import it into Pano and convert back to spherical. Then we could easily use that as an environment in 3D. Currently we have to unwrap a cube in 3D and apply the HDR to the cube..
Any info would be great, it would be so helpful to have this import option :)