ENHANCING LIVES WITH DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY.
The scene, including the modeling, materials, lighting and rendering is nothing out of the ordinary. It was created from CAD drawings in 3ds Max to all the client’s specifications and materials were created to match designer materials and finishes schedules. Lighting was set up in V-Ray to give a nice overall mood and render settings were optimized for large image render of 5000px and over.
3D MAX PANORAMA RENDER SETTING AND VIEWER
First the image resolution. You need to render the image in an aspect ratio of 2:1 meaning the image is twice as wide as it is tall. I have found that anything over 5000px wide is fine for most situations, but you may want to go to 6000px or 8000px of you want to zoom in to see nice clean details etc.
Then you need to go into the camera settings in the V-Ray render tab and change your camera type to Spherical and override the FOV to 360 degrees
Regarding post production, you really need to try and keep it to a minimum. It is very difficult to edit these images in post other than simple overall effects and layers, as they can cause seams in the panorama around the edges. If you do try to Photoshop things, try and keep it away from the edges of the rendered image, or use the offset filter to move the image edges to more desirable places, making editing easier.
All you need to do is make sure your image is 2:1 aspect ratio. Then right click your image in windows and go into the properties. Then in the Details tab, add the camera ‘Camera maker’ and ‘Camera model’ fields to ‘RICOH’ and ‘RICOH THETA S’. This is just a common 360 camera brand but you can use any 360 camera make and model..