Classic stereo pair photographs are limited to views up to about 60 degrees wide. But the ‘omnistereo’ format lets a panorama player show convincing 3D views in all directions. Ideally this is a pair of 360 degree slit-scans, however it is possible to stitch an acceptable approximation from wide-angle stereo pairs shot in 6 or more directions. All the 360 degree stereo panoramas linked here were created that way.
To view omnistereo panoramas from the web you need a WebXR-enabled browser, on a smart phone mounted in a stereoscope, or on a VR headset. On a PC screen you can get side-by-side displays viewable free or with a stereoscope, but this does not provide an immersive experience
To view omnistereo panoramas from local files on a PC you can use the sView software with a VR headset or a 3D TV or 3D monitor or a 3D projector. On an Oculus headset you can view local files with the Oculus Gallery app. These files must be in the left-above-right equirectangular format, with height equal to width.
Anaglyph omnistereo panoramas are single equirectangular images that can be viewed in any panorama player on any color screen with red/cyan glasses.
Here are download links for a few of my stereo panoramas in equirectangular format:
Pencoyd Bridge anaglyph Pencoyd Bridge left-over-right
Pencoyd Iron Works anaglyph Pencoyd Iron Works left over right
Trinkhalle Baden-Baden anaglyph Trinkhalle Baden-Baden LoR
Lago Maggiore LoR Cousin William’s Workshop LoR
Here are links to stereo panos viewable in a WebXR enabled browser on a VR headset or with a stereoscope:
Bathroom Blue Grotto Venice Arsenale Chateau Frontenac Santa Maria degli Angeli
Lago Maggiore Villa Rusconi-Clerici Pontinello, Burano Ship Kalmar Nyckel
Image sets on 360Cities.net that can be browsed and viewed in VR on an Oculus Go or Quest headset. (Includes some anaglyphs best viewed on phone or PC)
Mercedes Benz Museum Central Venice Pencoyd Iron Works Villa Rusconi-Clerici
PREPARING THE LOOP
One of a series of stereo panoramas documenting a neighbor’s installation of a geothermal heating/cooling system in October, 2017.