How to make my own horizon background file

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  • Hi there,

    All horizon background files provided with Enscape and located in ..\Enscape\Renderer\SystemData\Textures\Horizons, are in PNG format and 4096 x 700 px (72dpi) resolution.

    But how to create my own horizon file working well with this same resolution?

    It seams also that the horizon line is not located at half height (350 px) of the panorama but closer to 315 px

    What is the correct workflow I've to follow with my own 360 panorama to reach same result as the one supplied in Enscape ?

  • Hi there,

    I've try to ask the same question (using exactly the same wording as above) to ChatGPT AI engine.

    Here after the anwer of the robot :

    To create a horizon background file that will work well with Enscape, you will need to follow a few steps:

    1. First, you will need to create a 360-degree panorama. There are many ways to do this, including using a specialized camera or stitching together multiple photographs.
    2. Once you have your panorama, you will need to resize it to the correct dimensions, which are 4096 x 700 pixels. You can use an image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop or GIMP to do this.
    3. You will also need to ensure that the horizon line is located approximately 315 pixels from the top of the image. This is because Enscape uses the horizon line as a reference point for the sky and ground in the virtual environment. If the horizon line is not in the correct location, the sky and ground may not align correctly in the Enscape view.
    4. Finally, you will need to save your panorama as a PNG file. This file format is recommended because it supports transparency, which can be useful when blending the horizon into the Enscape environment.

    Once you have completed these steps, your custom horizon background file should work well with Enscape. Keep in mind that the quality of the final result will depend on the quality of your original panorama, so it is important to use a high-resolution image to get the best results.

    What's do yo think about this answer, correct or not ? Incredible !

  • Pretty close! 2 points I would add. Just use an existing horizon from the folder as a template to add your horizon into. That way the proportions will be correct and you can use the existing horizon for scale reference. The other point is that you want to leave the sky transparent so the enscape sky fills in behind it in the enscape view.