FULLDOME@ H o m e R u n P i c t u r e s
Welcome to the Home Run Pictures Fulldome Content Web Site... here you will find various downloadable PDF files relating to past creative and production work for the fulldome video market. Materials are intended to give a behind-the scenes look at some of our work and provide insight into fulldome production concepts and techniques. New materials will be added as they become available...
HR-Siggraph2003-course.pdf - Materials from the 2003 Siggraph course on Immersive/Fulldome Theater Production.
HR-microcosm-case-history.pdf - A case history look at the production of "Microcosm," a fulldome show created in partnership with Evans & Sutherland Digital Theater.
HR-titanic-case-history.pdf - A behind-the-scenes look at the production of "Night of the Titanic," which premiered at the Burke Baker Planetarium in Houston.
HR-titanic-content-available.pdf - A description of Titanic content that is available for licensing to most facilities (fulldome and standard video).
HR-canyon-case-history.pdf - A case history of the canyon scene from "Earth's Wild Ride..." part of the Immersive Earth Project funded by NASA through Rice University and the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
HR-dinosaurs-case-history.pdf - A case history of the dinosaurs scene from "Earth's Wild Ride" for the Immersive Earth Project and planned for a January 2005 release.
HR-over-rendering-technique.pdf - A technical paper describing an over-rendering technique to aid in some cases where the stitching process used in fulldome production has visible seam artifacts (presented at the IPS2004 Fulldome Standards Summit).
HR-moon-colony.pdf - Imagery from the opening sequence for "Earth's Wild Ride," part of the Immersive Earth project for Rice University and the Houston Museum of Natural Science... a year 2081 scenario of an established Lunar colony at the south pole of the Moon.
HR-kt-dinosaurs.pdf - Imagery from the complete dinosaur sequence in "Earth's Wild Ride" for the Immersive Earth Project... including the dramatic views of the K-T asteroid event that is thought to have caused their extinction.
HR-dinosaur-prophecy.pdf - A case history of the production of eight minutes of dinosaur animation for the NASA Immersive Earth project, "Dinosaur Prophecy."
HR-dinosaur-prophecy-tech.pdf - A technical brief outlining the production process and techniques used to create the dinosaur sequences for "Dinosaur Prophecy."
HR-Buhl-Mars-tech.pdf - A technical brief outlining the production process and techniques used to create the motion capture sequences for "Traveler's Guide to Mars. "
Traveler's Guide to Mars "Making-Of" - A "making-of" style Quicktime movie showing the production process for "Traveler's Guide to Mars."
Digital_Image_Capture_for_the_Planetarium.pdf - An in-depth technical paper written for the IPS 2008 workshop on the use of digital cameras and fisheye lenses to capture imagery for use in fulldome programs.
INSIDE THE PRODUCTION - Click here to go to a diary page for a behind the scenes discussion of the the NASA Immersive Earth fulldome show production, "Impact: Earth."
LOLA DATA PIPELINE - Click here to go to a case history outlining the pipeline for using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter LOLA data to create realistic/accurate Moon terrain.
STAR POSITION DATA ARRAY - Click here for a .rtf text file of a formatted array of ~46,000 star positions, magnitude down to 7 for use in creating star field backgrounds in various 3D software applications.
INSIDE THE PRODUCTION: TORNADO - Click here to go to a diary page for a behind the scenes discussion of production of a tornado sequence for the Houston Museum of Natural Science's fulldome show "Force Five."
INSIDE THE PRODUCTION: THE SUN - Click here to go to a detailed behind the scenes discussion of production of the Sun sequence for Buhl Planetarium's fulldome show "Solar Quest." NEW
FULLDOME SHOWCASE - Click here to open a page that features sequences from many of the fulldome shows Home Run Pictures has produced for planetariums. NEW
INSIDE THE PRODUCTION: THE MILKY WAY - Click here to go to a behind the scenes description of the production pipeline used to create a visualization of the Milky Way galaxy. NEW
INSIDE THE PRODUCTION: PAN&SCAN - Click here to go to a descrpition of a Maya tool under development to more effectively convert fulldome sequences or complete shows into 16x9 rectangular movies. NEW
For more information, contact Tom Casey @ Home Run Pictures...
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