The image processing specialist company REALVIZ has released
Stitcher 3.1 for Mac OS X
at this week’s Macworld Expo San Francisco. Targeted to photographers, Web designers, architects, 3D artists and post-production professionals, REALVIZ Stitcher is a professional application for building high-resolution panoramas.
“Sales really jumped when we released the Mac OS X version, much more so than we expected,” Matt DeWees of REALVIZ told MacCentral. “Of course, we think Stitcher is the application that offers the best real blending for all panoramas.”
Stitcher enables you to create panoramic images (up to 360 degrees by 360 degrees) out of horizontally and vertically overlapping photos. Stitcher files can then be exported to 2D compositing software to be used as mattes or to 3D software for environmental mapping. Panoramas are automatically aligned, color blended and de-blurred in Stitcher. The final rendering can be planar, cylindrical, cubical or spherical.
You can use it to export multi-row pictures in a full sphere to various formats including QuickTime 4, QuickTime 5, Java and Web 3D formats, planar output to standard image formats including TIFF, JPEG and PNG; and multi-resolution rendering for content re-use.
“We believe Mac OS X is the most powerful platform for digital content creation and, in addition to Stitcher, we plan to release ImageModeler for Mac OS X later this year,” Doug Wyrick, VP of worldwide marketing.
ImageModeler is an “image-based modeler” designed to make 3D models out of 2D pictures. The 3D model can then be texture mapped with the original source material, and exported to other 3D applications for further editing and refinement.
REALVIZ Stitcher is available at a manufacturers suggested retail price of US$495 for new users and $199.00 for users upgrading from version 1.5 or earlier. Updates are available for free to users of version 3.0 from the REALVIZ Web site. The Mac OS X version of Stitcher is available for download for free to users of Stitcher 3.0 or above.