1-Click to Create Panoramic Video

Finally found a solution to create panoramic video with 1-click.

I use ffmpeg to create cubemap video and use Whirligig as viewer to get the job done.

The beauty of Whirligig is that you can also use VR on it.

Since I don’t have VR glasses, so I don’t know how does it look like on VR glasses.

Anyway, I use mouse to demo. Works pretty nice.

Next step would be flying camera.



Nice work!

I might be blind, but where can i download your addon?

Is it posible to publish that video on youtube as a “3D video” like this:


So that the user can interact with it ?

Please also share it if possible.

Yes, it possible.

I have one Youtube video just like what you posted.



Steps as follows.

  1. Record same simulation with different angles for 84 times.
  2. Use 3rd part software to stitch 84 videos to create equirectangular video.
  3. Upload to Youtube.

This way takes time and need to use 3rd party software.

That’s why came up this post. This is easier, steps as follows.

  1. Record same simulation with different angles for only 6 times.
  2. I do not need to stitch the videos.
  3. Simply use Whirligig, Whirligig will stitch the videos automatically.
  4. But cannot be used on Youtube.

Share on Youtube is a very good way, because even mobile can view it. Just like this.



Record 84 times is fine, the question is 3rd party software.

I am still looking for easy way to stitch 84 videos.

If I can find it, problem solved!


Where does the panoramic record button come from?

I believe it’s Chungmin’s own addon. He didn’t share it as far as I know, but described the workflow how to get that end result.

Very cool chungmin! Dare to share more detailed instructions?

Sure, it has been a while, I will describe as much as I can.

** 3 facts.

  1. Cubemap video is relatively easy to create 360 video.
  2. Cubemap only needs 6 videos of different angles.
  3. Whirligig understands Cubemap video.
  4. Cubemap video sample https://youtu.be/H9kV0dA5upE

** To-do list

  1. Recording 6 videos of different angels in VC.
    (1) Set camera’s FieldOfView = 90.0
    (2) Recording angles: T(180,0,180), D(0,0,180), R(90,0,90), L(90,0,-90), F(90,0,180), B(90,0,0). Camera’s eye location must be fixed, this is different from View Selector in VC.
    (3) We cannot capture 6 different angles at same time, we need to handle auto reset and start for 6 angles.

  2. Stitch 6 videos
    (1) Use ffmpeg command line to stitch, generate this command file automatically.
    (2) Sample command line as follows

“C:\Users\LiuChungmin\Documents\Visual Components\4.0\My Panorama\Video\ffmpeg.exe” -f lavfi -i color=black:s=2160x2160:d=0.5 -i “C:\Users\LiuChungmin\Documents\Visual Components\4.0\My Panorama\Video\2017-08-23_16-14-44\Top.mp4” -f lavfi -i color=black:s=2160x2160:d=0.5 -f lavfi -i color=black:s=2160x2160:d=0.5 -i “C:\Users\LiuChungmin\Documents\Visual Components\4.0\My Panorama\Video\2017-08-23_16-14-44\Left.mp4” -i “C:\Users\LiuChungmin\Documents\Visual Components\4.0\My Panorama\Video\2017-08-23_16-14-44\Front.mp4” -i “C:\Users\LiuChungmin\Documents\Visual Components\4.0\My Panorama\Video\2017-08-23_16-14-44\Right.mp4” -i “C:\Users\LiuChungmin\Documents\Visual Components\4.0\My Panorama\Video\2017-08-23_16-14-44\Back.mp4” -f lavfi -i color=black:s=2160x2160:d=0.5 -i “C:\Users\LiuChungmin\Documents\Visual Components\4.0\My Panorama\Video\2017-08-23_16-14-44\Bottom.mp4” -f lavfi -i color=black:s=2160x2160:d=0.5 -f lavfi -i color=black:s=2160x2160:d=0.5 -filter_complex “[0:v][1:v][2:v][3:v]hstack=4,scale=4320:-1[h1];[4:v][5:v][6:v][7:v]hstack=4,scale=4320:-1[h2];[8:v][9:v][10:v][11:v]hstack=4,scale=4320:-1[h3];[h1][h2][h3]vstack=3[v]” -map “[v]” “C:\Users\LiuChungmin\Documents\Visual Components\4.0\My Panorama\Video\2017-08-23_16-14-44\Cubemap.mp4”

  1. Whirligig play cubemap video
    (1) Use Whirligig command line to load cubemap video, generate this command file automatically.
    (2) Sample command line as follows

“C:\Program Files\Whirligig\Whirligig64bit.exe” -feature “C:\Users\LiuChungmin\Documents\Visual Components\4.0\My Panorama\Video\2017-08-23_16-14-44\Cubemap.mp4” -continuousplay “on”


Hope Youtube can support this kind Cubemap format some day, then we don’t need Whirligig.

Hi chungmen,
Do you or anyone have the panoramic addon?