Making panoramas using
PtAssembler, Autopano and Enblend
1. Setup of Autopano and Enblend in PtAssembler
Download Autopano here and unzip
the package in some folder.
Launch PtAssembler (Warning : this tutorial is for version 2.4.2
and above) and go to the Preferences menu, tab Plugins
You should put in the autopano directory the path where
you unzipped autopano.
The optional command line arguments can be
used to improve the result. Leave it to the default value for standard
For Enblend, you also have to download it : http://www-cad.eecs.berkeley.edu/~mihal/enblend and
unzip it in a folder. Then in the dialog box, just below Autopano Parametes
are located the parameters for enblend. Just Browse for the enblend.exe.
2. Using Autopano in PtAssembler
Let's add some picture in the project (button Add) in the "Step
Then select all files and HIT
the "autopano selected" button (bottom right).
PtAssembler will shows you the script used to call autopano
After calculation, PtAssembler displays another dialog
box about the number of control points found by autopano.
Just hit OK.
You first have to set the FOV for every picture. So go to "Step 2" tab
and Hit "Calculate using Image EXIF Data".
Then you should also select the type of Panorama Projection you
want : Rectilinear, Cylindrical or Spheric.
Go to "Step 4" tab and hit "Auto-Optimize" button. PtAssembler has
a really great modified optimizer which allows you to make this stage
fast and stable.
After the optimization, it asks you for an automatic
preview (and sets the output size parameters automatically). Here's
the preview produced by PtA :
4. Rendering with enblend
Then go to "Step 5" Tab, select "TIFF / Enblend" for
Output File Format, and hit create. It's done !