Blog

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Drone Panoramas Explained

My workflow for creating spherical panoramas with my drone is working quite well for me.

Miniature Planets

I’ve added miniature planets to my photography website https://stuvelfoto.nl/

Planned Changes to Blender's Alembic Exporter

I’m looking for feedback on planned Alembic exporter changes in Blender 2.90

Scripting for Artists Chapter 2

At Blender I have been making a tutorial series called Scripting for Artists. As relief during the COVID-19 worldwide quarantaine, a new chapter was added to this series, which now has come to an end.

Python-RSA 4.5 & 4.6 released!

These new releases of Python-RSA come with two security fixes. Python-RSA v4.5 is the final release supporting Python 2, and v4.6 has all the new goodies but requires Python 3.5 or newer.

New Website

Today I launched my new website, with a new look and underlying tech, but all the old content.

Slovenia & Croatia spherical panorama pack in Blender Cloud

Last year we went on holiday to Slovenia & Croatia (mentioned here in chronological order of visiting) and made a set of 360°x180° panorama photos. They are available as high dynamic range EXR files on Blender Cloud.

Skyfill v1.1 released

Version v1.1 of Skyfill has been released. The most important improvement is that it now also supports full-white as fill colour for the sky.

Skyfill released!

Most drones (UAVs) cannot look straight up to photograph the sky above them. As a result, spherical panoramas made with drones tend to have a gap in the sky. Some drones, like my DJI Mavic 2, can fill in this gap automatically while generating a preview.

FFmpeg and DJI D-Log on the Mavic 2 Pro

To properly see a video recorded with a DJI Mavic 2 Pro in D-log colours, it needs conversion. This can be done with the cube file provided by DJI. Such cube files contain the lookup table (LUT) to turn the bland colours into proper ones when viewing with a run-of-the-mill viewer like MPlayer, VLC, Windows Media Player, etc.