Caelum is a program to help make seamless sky boxes from panoramic photos.
caelum [options] image-file.png
The image file is mapped onto a sphere and six views are shown. The
views are from the center of the sphere looking up (top row), down
(bottom row), front, right, back, and left (middle row). When these
images are mapped to the faces of a cube and viewed from the center of
the cube, the view in any direction is indistinguishable from the view
from the center of the sphere. The images for the sky box are
extracted by taking a screenshot.
To install, copy .libs/lt-caelum to /usr/local/bin/caelum.
Caelum requires libvamos-geometry and libsigc++. If you install Vamos
first, you should be ready to go.
- -d DIV
- Specify the number of latitude divisions. The number of longitude
divisions is twice DIV. The default value is 16.
- -h HEIGHT
- Specify the height of the window in pixels. The height of each view
entire window will be HEIGHT/2. The default is 1.5 times the
height of the source image.
- -w WIDTH
- Specify the width of the window in pixels. The width of each view
window will be WIDTH/4. The default is twice the width of the
- Display a help message and exit successfully.
- Display version information and exit successfully.
- Left Arrow
- Right Arrow
- Rotate the image about the vertical axis.
- Up Arrow
- Down Arrow
- Shift the image vertically.
- Page Up
- Page Down
- Scale the image vertically.
Load the sky image from the textures directory.
This image comes from the Sky collection
at Free Game Textures. It does
not include the poles. As a result, the top is pinched in the center. Using
the cursor keys, Page Up, and Page Down you can change the position of the
horizon and make the mountains appear taller or shorter.
When you're satisfied, take a screenshot and chop it up with
an image manipulation program such as the GIMP. For Vamos, you need
three images, the top view, the bottom view, and the entire strip of
side views. The sky box images are specified in the XML track files.
- The ability to write the transformed images to files would be
- Better use of the blank space on the screen could be made by showing
instructions, current scaling parameters, or other useful bits of
Caelum comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. You may redistribute copies
of Caelum under the terms of the GNU General Public License. For more
information about these matters, see the file named COPYING.
Report bugs to snick dash a dash doo at comcast dot net