Tiny Planet Night Sky in Forest

This evening I headed out into the forest in the West Dover Barrens to capture a panoramic 360° astrophoto of the night sky. Here is the final result of taking three 8mm circular fisheye images on Nodal Ninja 3 panoramic head with a Sony Read More...

Creating a 3D Printed Moon – Part 2

Back in 2013 I prepared a blog post on 3D printing a moon model using Maya and Mudbox. A friend of mine named Alex used the same process described in that blog post to create a plastic 3D printed physical model of the moon with Read More...

Moon at Dawn

Its been a while since I've done any astrophotography so when I looked out my window at the moon this morning at dawn and saw the beautiful night sky, I simply had to grab my tripod and go outside to capture the view. The clouds started to Read More...

Dome2Rect V1.3 Released

There is a new version 1.3 release out of the Dome2Rect panoramic image sequence conversion tool. Dome2Rect is a set of command line scripts that use the open source Panotool library + MPRemap  applications to automate the process of Read More...

Fulldome CrossBounce Light Simulation

The recent Maya Domemaster3D v1.6 releases have included a new fulldome CrossBounce light simulation feature I am quite excited about. The CrossBounce light simulation tool creates a Maya scene that uses Mental Ray Final Gather or Read More...

Render Spherical Stereo Content with the Domemaster3D V1.6

For the last two years the Domemaster3D shader has been one of the leading mental ray based tools for creating pre-rendered stereoscopic content for the planetarium and fulldome theater markets. The shader currently supports rendering Read More...