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A variation of the multiple shots at multiple angles idea
used to get a clear picture of the Titanic or other
wreckage by angling each closeup shot so it can be
arranged with other closeup shots to look like it was
with one shot from one angle.
So your making a virtual shot simulating
a vantage point
180 degrees from the subject. The camera shot on the
might take a closeup shot aimed at the subject at 350
degrees and the shot on the right aimed at 10 degrees
all the other shots in between. No matter where the shot
is the rear of the camera is always pointed at the one
simulated vantage point so they'll assemble together
the appearance of being one picture.
Wow, lengthy, wordy and confusing explanation. Sorry
Anyway, this could be used to take panoramic pictures of
anything that has objects you want to remove.
You could theoretically take a panoramic picture a major
city with the buildings removed.
I'm not sure if the sensors on a smartphone are accurate
enough but you might even be able to pull this off with a
simple application where you walk the entire area in a
grid and it tells you where to aim the phone for each
Take a Photo through a Tree Canopy
Prior art. See also my link there for practical prior art. [notexactly, Apr 07 2017]
||Is the idea "What is parallax ?" and "What can you do with parallax processing especially from large data sets ?".
||Essentially with any stereoscopic pair you can construct some kind of 3D model, and with a 3D model of a scene you can remove bits of it. You still need pictures of what's behind buildings when you remove them.
||Btw there are quite a few free packages out there that can do this i.e. take a random cloud of photos and turn them into a 3D model. All you need to do is import into a 3D editor and delete away.
||Nothing out there like this.
||You're referring to taking a flat picture from above
and making it lumpy so it looks like the actual
terrain. This is not that.
||This is an actual closeup picture from the correct
angle as if you snapped your fingers and removed
all the trees or buildings and with incredible
resolution since each section of this panorama is
taken from inches away.
||//You still need pictures of what's behind buildings
when you remove them.//
||Which shows me that I didn't clarify the idea to
you. My apologies.
||Every inch of the ground has a picture taken of it.
Even if there's a building between the virtual
vantage point and the subject. The angle at which
that picture is taken is such that it, even though it
it close to the object being photographed, it is
from the same angle as the far away vantage
||So you can zoom in to something a mile away and
see a squirrel playing with his nuts as if you were
looking through the buildings or trees or whatever
you never photographed them.
||Let me put it another way. You've got two cameras.
One with a telephoto lens shooting from a mile
away and another camera that is a foot away from
the subject that takes the exact same shot at the
exact same angle. Now both pictures are identical
but the one taken from close up is of higher
resolution and doesn't include any of the stuff that
was between the subject being photographed and
the far away camera. You turn the far away
camera .01 degree to the right and the
corresponding close up camera actually moves a
foot to the right but turns .01 degree to the right
as well so it still has its back exactly facing the far
away camera. Both cameras have taken two
identical pictures that can be edited together but
the far away one has a mile of atmosphere, or
buildings, or trees in the way whereas the closeup
one does not.
||Let me know if that clarifies the idea.
||Oh shit Ian, close enough. Jeez.
||They're not "far from identical" the near and far
comparitive shots would be very very very
very very very very very slightly and completely
||And there's no far away shot to compare it to
||Don't be a pain. With all due respect. :)
||(Rattles beggar's cup) Bun please.
||I think that, between them, the Brazilian Timber Consortium and al-Qaeda are already working on both of the objectives stated in the title.