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Old 05-03-2016, 10:56 PM
jessemin jessemin is offline
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360 video rendering onto background

Hi, I am trying to display 360 video (mp4 file) onto the background using Vizard. Any advice will be truly appreciated!
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:10 AM
Jeff Jeff is offline
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You can apply the video to a sphere with normals pointing inwards. Here's an example:

Code:
import viz
import vizshape
viz.go()

video = viz.addVideo('sphericalVideo.mp4')
sphere = vizshape.addSphere(flipFaces=True)
sphere.texture(video)
 
#Play and loop the video
video.play() 
video.loop() 

#Make sure sphere appears at infinite distance
#This allows other objects to be rendered in front
sphere.disable(viz.DEPTH_TEST)
sphere.drawOrder(-100)

#Keep sphere centered around main view
viz.link(viz.MainView,sphere,mask=viz.LINK_POS)

#Setup a panorama camera navigation
import vizcam
vizcam.PanoramaNavigate()
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Old 06-20-2016, 03:29 PM
mikaelr mikaelr is offline
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360 video not playing

Hi,

I tried to get a 360 video to play using the script provided, but all I see is a grey background. Are there some potential things I could take into consideration?

Thank you!
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Old 06-21-2016, 01:22 AM
Jeff Jeff is offline
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You may not have global codecs for the video type you are playing. Some applications like Windows Media Player have built-in codecs while Vizard relies on global codecs.
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