Planetize your world without photoshop [24,000+ hits & 2000+ dls]

Update: Hi everyone. My apologies for not getting back to people's questions - I've just been a little busy to support this. I'm working on releasing a version that's independent of MATLAB, that should get rid of many of the issues.

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Hello fellow earthlings :)

 

Welcome to Planetizer, a very simple program that will take your picture (often a panorama, but not necessarily) and make it into a little planet, like the one shown above. I tried to make it very simple, so its really just a couple of clicks!

 

This program is free, and shall remain free. There are no watermarks, save limits, day limits, etc. I ask, however, that you link back to the program's website (www.flickr.com/photos/adijr/3182485875/) so that others may download it, and please leave a comment with any suggestions, feedback, ideas, etc. !

 

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Download - Windows

1) Download Planetizer. No installation necessary, its just a direct executable. However, you need the MATLAB CR (free, etc):

2) download MATLAB Compiler Runtime, here, if don't have it. This is required by planetizer, it is free and installs in a couple of clicks.

 

 

Download - Mac

1) download MATLAB Compiler Runtime, here, if don't have it. This is required by planetizer, it is free and installs in a couple of clicks.

2) Now, download Planetizer and the mac runscript. No installation necessary, its just a direct executable.

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Problems? (check system requirements)

Feel free to message me or post a comment below!

 

Advantages

- Planetizer is free!

- Planetizer is very simple - just select your file, and click stereoprojectize :)

- Planetizer is built to be able to handle very large pictures/panoramas. Small pictures/panoramas process in "fast mode", while really large panoramas can be handled by taking a slower route, but not running out of memory like many other programs will. (the largest I've done was ~25,000x7,000 ~= 175MegaPixels)

 

Motivation...

This is a program I wrote to simplify the process for making tiny planets for everyone. I've read many tutorials that require either Photoshop, GIMP and/or Flexify. While this was fun, I ran into trouble with memory issues [with 3.25GB of memory...], time issues, loss of resolution, etc. For example, the barcelona planet below, initially a 1755x21257 panorama, mostly freezes my Photoshop :( With 'Planetize' it takes ~25 seconds :)

 

Planetizer was written in MATLAB.

 

 

Thank you for the 9000 views and 500 downloads!

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  • maXXeX 6y

    hy, id really like to try this... it looks just awesome. unfortunately it doesnt run. I downloaded and installed matlab. When I klick on the planetizer_win.exe it shows this black window for 3 seconds. Than it closes and nothing else happens... Could you help me please? :) I want to try this really bad... :D
  • Adrian D 6y

    Hi Maxxex,
    Sorry for the late reply, I blame the holidays and such...

    The black window is normal, but the quitting shouldn't happen (obviously :) ). Can you tell me what operating system you're using (XP, Vista, 7?). Let's start from there.

    Adrian
  • Tamas Debreczeni 6y

    My latest planets. Works like a charm!
    Planet Oakley
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  • Adrian D 6y

    :) glad to see it!

    Thanks for the comment!
  • Alex 5y

    Awesome tool - joined flickr just to show you what I did with your tool... :-)

    NYC Planetized by Nhumrod

    Saigon Planetized by Nhumrod

    NYC Planetized by Nhumrod
  • Adrian D 5y

    Awesome, I'm so glad its still being used :)

    Thank you for posting this!
  • Vinhloon Lam 5y

    Hi im getting no luck on osx, downloaded the files, but running xterm and the first code, cd: Desktop/planetizer/

    this gives no such directory?
  • Adrian D 5y

    Hey Vinnhh,
    the 'cd' command should be followed by wherever you downloaded the files. Some browser/OS combinations will default downloads to Desktop/downloads/, other to downloads/, and so on.

    if you're still having trouble, send me a flickr mail and we can figure it out. To start, in xterm type 'pwd' --- this will tell you the path where you currently are --- and also please check where your files have downloaded.

    adijr
  • Vinhloon Lam 5y

    planet23

    planet22

    planet15

    planet14

    planet9

    planet7
  • Vinhloon Lam 5y

    Having only just got back into photography and my first dslr, this site has made me get into it seriously!! I shall use this amazing tool with some high res photos and see what I can achieve, thanks for the program adijr!
  • Adrian D 5y

    :D really glad its working out! Thanks for posting!

    These are quite fantastic!
  • KatjaHafenmaier 5y

    Is this possiable to do that with gimp?
  • Adrian D 5y

    I honestly don't know. It may well be possible through all kinds of menu options, gimp is a powerful tool nowadays...
  • Happy Girl 5y

    Hi Adijr aka MR. PLANET,

    Thank you for the program, it ROCKS!

    I just want to add more information for Win7 users on installation. Your version is 32 bit but works with Win7. It took me a couple of tries to get it working but is a simple install.

    Windows Instructions:

    1. download MCRInstaller.exe and planetizer_win.exe

    2. run the MCRInstaller.exe first

    3. go to the directory that contains the Matlab application, it should be something like this: c:\program files\matlab\matlab compiler runtime\v79\bin

    4 copy the planetizer_win.exe file into the directory in step 3. if you miss this step planetizer will not work properly

    5. click on the planetizer_win.exe and the command prompt will appear with a message that the Libraries have not been installed and will install it and then the planetize program will work.

    That's it and your done. I have a super fast system so the total install only took <=2 minutes

    Thanks again.
  • Adrian D 5y

    Happy Girl Thanks for the comment and detailed instructions. Peeps, be sure to thank her as you use planetizer on Win7 :)
  • yaloha 3y

    I am so excited to get started with your program- I'm just a little confused still and need a little more hand-holding with getting started.

    Not sure what to do with this:
    a) start xterm (comes with the mac CDs if you don't have it installed)
    using 'cd' commands, go to the folder you downloaded run_planetizer.ch eg:
    > cd Desktop/planetizer/
    b) type chmod +x run_planetizer.sh planetizer
    c) run planetizer via running run_planetizer.sh and then the path to the MATLAB CR current version. Example:
    > ./run_planetizer.sh /Applications/MATLAB/MATLAB_Compiler_Runtime/ v78
    (note the version number)

    Thanks for your help in advance!
  • ancionthe 3y

    lm new mac user and with my mac pro l didn't get any CDs so l don't know how to start xterm? and l can't download Planetizer l just get this depo.fotozygous.com/flickr/planetizer/mac/planetizer
    a bunch of letters and numbers but nothing is downloading.
    MATLAB is downloaded and mac runscript
    so lm stuck on step 2 on half :) please help
  • Adrian D 3y

    Hi everyone. My apologies for not getting back to people's questions - I've just been a little busy to support this. I'm working on releasing a version that's independent of MATLAB, that should get rid of many of the issues.

    Thanks!
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