I'm wondering if it's possible to create and render a panoramic animation in AE which is a panoramic cylindrical image?
What I am basically trying to create is as follows:
A bespoke cylindrical lamp shade that has a 14 foot diameter and is 5 foot tall is actually a 360 degree projection screen.
The image on the 360 screen is created by 5 led projectors. The software connected to these projectors can either show the same image 5 times around the screen, or preferably as a single 360 degree panoramic cylindrical image.
The animation I would be looking to project in a panorama would be similar to this one...
I am not looking to create a 360 VR animation.
Hopefully someone can help advise
As far as AE is concerned, it's just a clip like any other. Cylindrical projections have no specific distortions that would require plug-ins or certain workflows. It just ends up being a very large and very wide comp. Your biggest issues therefore will be how to make it seamless and actually get it to export in a usable format, the latter of which of course also depndeing on what your software actually wants.
Thank you for your reply Mylenium, I imagine that if I find out the software requirements from a pre existing composition I should be able to work out the format and dimensions of the clip?
I suppose so...