Dual Animation 360 Product View Example
Dual Animation 360 Product View: Specs
Total Process Time to Create Dual Animation 360 Product View: ~6 minutes
Frame Count: 46 frames/360 rotation (36 frames/360 then added 10 additional frames to create dual animation effect)
Zoom Level: 1.9X zoom
Total File Size/Output Size: ~7MB (45 frames at 1500 x 1558 px). Images were shot at 3000 x 3216 pixels (pre-cropped using Live View Crop tool to define a shooting area), we then resized the 360 product image set during output to 1500 pixels wide. We composed the 360 View at 800 pixels tall including 1500 pixel wide image set for zoom.
Lighting Used: Iconasys 4 Light Studio Kit (white backdrop, 2X lights positioned at subject at 50% dimming, 2X lights positioned at backdrop at 0% dimming to create high key lighting effect).
Turntable/Software Used: Silver Series MID 360 Product Photography Turntable + Shutter Stream 360 Product Photography Software
Accessory Used: Silver Series MID 360 Turntable Acrylic Riser
Dual Animation 360 Product View: Notes
Although the LumiPad 360 Product Photography Lighting Panels would have done a great job for shooting this dual animation 360 product view, we wanted to communicate High Key Lighting Technique using our 4 Light LED Studio Kit. We positioned 2X lights at the background paper and set lights to full power. We then positioned 2X lights up front to illuminate the microphone – these were set at 50% dimming. By doing this, when we set the correct exposure for the product, the background is blown out to white. We also used two white 20 x 30″ white foamboard sheets to help eliminate side reflections.
We set to shoot 36 frames (one capture every 10-degrees) then during capture, we paused the imaging sequence to adjust the microphone. We did this at 3 separate stops during the 360 capture sequence to add movement to the microphone head (while maintaining the mic stand in the same position. This created a 360 Spin Product Image with dual animation effect.
We applied some batch image editing in the Shutter Stream 360 Software. These included:
Rotate: adjusted the image 0.5 degrees CW as we had shot this slightly crooked (used the image alignment tool to help with this)
Levels: Minimal adjustments to black, white and mid-tones to adjust colors