SmartBlend with 4 + T
How to use SmartBlend Plugin with 4+T or 4+T+B panorama?
Hardware: Canon 20d + Sigma 8mm F4 --- Software: Panoweaver 5
We actually got some good panoweaver5 blending results with this SmartBlend plug in.
4 images around horizon ACR RAW to TIF to adjust for CA, stitched results produced medium dark to gray white vertical seams. Told PW5 to use smartblend as default blender.. and when PW5 image completing the stitch.. earlier seams were blended a lot better, in that the hard shaded seams were gone.
look for and download smartblend_1_2_5.zip" Put it in your favorite folder. Then in that folder extract the 13 small files. 1 of the files is called smartblend.exe.
In PW5 click TOOLS | Adanced Settings click the /Plugins\ tab.
In the location of smartblend.exe click the small folder icon on te right and path to where you put smartblend.exe
Mine is located
In the Command line parameters: put -v -w
-v means verbose so it will display a dos box and show you the blending progress
-w I think means blend across the wrap around seam on the far right/left side of the image.
Then of course put a [x] Use this as the default blender in order for it to work.
Short explanation: Panoweaver 5 is the graphical user interface for the plugin. http://www.qtvr.nm.ru/smartblend_en.htm
"I use -MinSize 2 -TSmooth 8 -WrapMode 1 in Command Line Parameters to stitch above images. You can refer to readme.txt accompanying with Smartblend and choose the parameters which are suitable to your images."
The above quote can be found here.
Also there is a whole thread on this topic.
I just used these settings this morning and worked like a champ. I did not upload to server, hope to this evening. I'll post a link when available.