Every time I show off a WHL-360 from Carl Rogers’ wwtl.com, people ask “How in the hell did he do that?”
Often the word they use is “Why”, but they really mean “How”.
WHL-360 is a proprietary, immersive, virtual reality 3-D rendering technology from wwtl.com. Instead of a photo, you have a 360-degree panorama that makes it look like you’re really there.
See US 89 in St. George Utah for an example.
Here’s how it’s done. First, run your photo through an FFT with appropriate Nyquist ratio. Then, take the inner product of its finite elements:
Then reconstitute it and package in a QuickTime codec. Sounds easier than it really is!
Let’s start with a watermarked photo from Carl Rogers:
Then apply the VH-360 transformation. The result is of course not as mind-blowing as WHL-360, but you can still see the general effect:
Cool. However, the watermark is illegible. No problem, just re-watermark it:
That’s pretty sharp-looking, for an amateur effort. To see the real thing, go to wwtl.com.