Posted by ryanjackson on Feb 4, 2013 in 360 Panoramas
To help promote the Princess Diana exhibit going on at West Edmonton Mall , Lucas Timmons and I photographed her Tiara and made an interactive 360-degree gallery.
I shot 36 pictures straight on and 36 pictures at a 45-degree angle using a motorized turntable.
Lucas then put the images together into an interactive spinning player using the very cool and lighweight jQuery Reel.
I used a spinning serving tray from Ikea and covered it in black tape.
I then used a small continuous servo motor connected to a Phidget server controller and my laptop.
I timed the servo so it would turn the table 10-degrees, wait 5-seconds for me to take a picture , turn 10-degrees, wait 5-seconds for me to take a picture, etc. for 360-degrees.
The little tire is from an old Meccano set.
Here’s Lucas Timmons smiling politely. I used one 24×36 soft box as my main light and two lights with grids behind to make the tiara sparkle.