Version 4.5 - Released 2020-01-03
by Andrew Hazelden
"Karta" is the Swedish word for map. With KartaVR you can easily stitch, composite, retouch, and remap any kind of panoramic video: from any projection to any projection. The KartaVR plug-in works inside of Blackmagic Design's powerful node based Fusion Standalone and Resolve software. KartaVR provides the essential tools for 360VR, panoramic video stitching, depthmap, lightfield, and fulldome image editing workflows.
Unlock a massive VR toolset consisting of 143 nodes, 62 scripts, 5 .fu, and 8 macroLUTS that will enable you to convert image projections, apply panoramic masking, retouch images, render filters and effects, edit stereoscopic 3D media, create panoramic 3D renderings, and review 360° media in Fusion's 2D and 3D viewers.
KartaVR integrates with the rest of your production pipeline through a series of "Send Media to" scripts. With a single click you can send footage from your Fusion composite to other content creation tools including: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Photo & Designer, PTGui, Autopano, and other tools.
The KartaVR plug-in makes it a breeze to create content for use with virtual reality HMDs (head mounted displays) like the Oculus Rift/Quest, Samsung Gear VR, HTC VIVE, and Google Cardboard. The toolset can also output "Domemaster" formatted imagery for exhibition in immersive fulldome theatres.
With KartaVR you can remap 360° media between LatLong, cylindrical, angular fisheye, domemaster, and countless cubic formats like the popular GearVR and Horizontal Cross layouts.
KartaVR was formerly known as the "Domemaster Fusion Macros".
KartaVR v4 is freeware distributed exclusively through the Steak Underwater user community platform via the WSL Reactor package manager. Install the Reactor package manager, and then select the KartaVR category on the left side of the Reactor GUI. Then select and install the "KartaVR" and "KartaVR 3rd Party Libraries" packages.
KartaVR v4 can be used on personal and commercial projects at no cost. KartaVR can legally be installed, for free, on an unlimited number of computers and render nodes via the Reactor Package Manager.
KartaVR works with Fusion (Free) v9.0.2, Fusion Studio v9-16.1.1+, Fusion Render Node v9-16.1+, Resolve (Free) v15-16.1.2+, and Resolve Studio v15-16.1.2+. KartaVR runs on Windows 7-10 64-Bit, macOS 10.10 - 10.15.2+, and Linux 64-Bit RHEL 7+, CentOS 7+, and Ubuntu 14+ distributions.
Starting in 2020, technical support for KartaVR is handled by the official KartaVR User Group Facebook Page. If you've got a question about 360VR and immersive workflows in Resolve and Fusion Standalone, the KartaVR User Group is the place to get it answered.
The KartaVR Example 360VR Stitching Comps webpage includes large media files and Fusion .comp files. This media will get you up to speed with node based live action panoramic 360° video stitching and photogrammetry workflows in Fusion.
These files are designed to show several different workflows for stitching and editing 360° panoramic imagery. There is approximately 17 GB of panoramic video stitching and photogrammetry project files available for download from the web.
The PanoView script allows you to click on any node in Fusion and quickly send your immersive 360° media to an Oculus Rift head mounted display or external media playback program.
The "Publish Media to Google Cardboard VR View" script lets you customize the settings and generate a Google Cardboard VR View webpage that can be viewed locally or pushed via Apache web sharing and WiFi to a smartphone with a Google Cardboard HMD.
KartaVR is (C) Copyright Andrew Hazelden 2014-2020. All rights reserved.