Bixorama can import AND export the following 11 formats:
Apple's QuickTime VR is the most popular panorama format on the internet.View Screenshot | View Video
DDS is the DirectX texture format used in realtime 3D applications. The big advantage of the DDS format is that you cannot only use it for panoramic backgrounds, but also for reflection mapping. This example movie has been created with BluffTitler. The UFO and the alien are reflection mapped with the same DDS file that is used to render the background.View Screenshot | View Video
The following projections can be loaded and saved in the bmp, jpg, gif, tif and png formats.
This is what most people mean when they are talking about panoramic photos. The horizontal coordinate is the longitude and the vertical coordinate is the latitude. The mathematical name is (equi)rectangular projection.View Screenshot
The 6 faces of the cube map are laid out as a horizontal cross.View Screenshot
The 6 faces of the cube map are laid out as a vertical cross.View Screenshot
The face order is: front, right, back, left, top, bottom.View Screenshot
The face order is: right, left, top, bottom, front, back. This layout is used by the NVIDIA DDS Photoshop plug-inView Screenshot
This mode imports and exports the panorama as 6 single files.View Screenshot
This projection is used by realtime 3D applications for reflection mapping. Notice that the back face is squeezed into the border of the circle resulting in poor quality reflection mapping.View Screenshot
This is the only featured projection that isn't a true panoramic projection because it contains only half the world. When you import this projection the front is mirrored into the back.View Screenshot
This cute looking projection is a tribute to the French mathematician Oronce Finé who wasn't afraid to work out crazy ideas.View Screenshot
Bixorama costs € 19.95 ORDER
Creating panoramic photos is fun, but the real fun starts when you combine panoramic photos with 3D animation.
This demo video has been created with BluffTitler. The UFO and the alien are reflection mapped with the same DDS file that is used to render the background.
A free evaluation version is available for you to fully test the program before ordering.
Size: 3 MB
Date released: Monday, February 25th, 2013
If you do not like installers you can download the program as a ZIP file.
Bixorama does not feature complex settings dialogs.
Converting a file is as easy as choosing:
File > Import Panorama
File > Export Panorama
Bixorama can automatically convert multiple panoramic photos to the same format, or to the same resolution and JPG encoder quality, using the menu item File > Batch Processing...
Bixorama supports the following file naming systems for the 6 cube faces:
You can set the file naming system with the menu item Settings > Set Settings...