Using the 360-degree Panoramic image in your work - Clip Studio Paint Ver.1.11.6-

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From Clip Studio Paint Ver.1.11.6, primitives and panoramas have been added to the Material palette.
This article will introduce Panoramas.


For more about Primitives, see the following article.


(1) What is a Panorama?

A Panorama is a 360-degree background image that can be set on a 3D layer in Clip Studio Paint.


The images that can be set are photos from cameras that can take 360-degree panoramic images, and Equirectangular (equirectangular cylindrical) images that can be exported by 3D software.

(2) Importing & Setting Panoramas


●Importing Panorama materials

Drag and drop the Panorama material from the Material palette > 3D > Panorama to the canvas. You can also import it by tapping Paste Material at the bottom of the Material Palette.


●Setting a Panorama image on a 3D layer

If you are using a 3D drawing figure or 3D material, a 3D layer has already been created, so you can set the image from the Object sub tool's Tool Property palette under Panorama.


File: Select an image to set as the Panaroma from the images (clip/lip/psd/psb/tga/tif/bmp/png/jpg) on your device.
Material: Select an image for the Panorama from the Material palette.
Delete: The image set as the Panorama will be deleted leaving a 3D layer without a background.


(3) Using Panoramas in your work


●Using it as backgrounds for illustrations and manga

With the ability to support 360-degree angles, you can adjust the camera settings to find the right spot for your work in a 360-degree image of a room or landscape.


●Creating a panoramic stage set

You can create a stage set by placing multiple 3D materials on a 3D layer with a Panorama image as a reference. This can be used for deciding the composition of concept art and comics.


(4) Mastering Panoramas


●Displaying a larger area on the canvas

If you want to increase the area of the image displayed in the canvas or frame, adjust the value of Perspective in the Tool Property palette.
If you increase the value, a wider area will be displayed, but the image at the edges will be distorted because of the strong perspective.


●Changing the display while adjusting a Panorama

While operating the Panorama, changing Edit Display Settings at the bottom of the Tool Property palette will change the screen display. When set to Fast, the Panorama will be superimposed on the upper layer or outside the canvas. When set to Normal, the Panorama will not display outside the illustration or canvas.
Try to choose a display method that is easy to use when operating Panoramas.


●When a Panorama is rotated, the 3D material placed shifts from the anticipated position

When using the Panorama as a stage set, if the position of the placed 3D material in 3D space does not match the position on the Panorama's display, the 3D material will be displaced when the camera is turned.


For a default Panorama, set the Sub tool Detail Palette (EX/PRO only) > Camera > Camera position and Focal Point Position values to X = 0, Y = 130, and Z = 0 before placing the 3D material on the canvas. This will make it easier to align the positions.


The value for the Focal Point Position depends on the height at which the Panorama image was taken. You should convert the height of the photo to centimeters and use it for the Y value (e.g., 3 m = 300, 50 cm = 50)


(5) Registering Panoramas as materials


●Registering a single Panorama

Tap Material in Panorama in the Tool Property palette to display the Material Property window where you can set the material name and location, and register it in the Material palette.

When the Panorama launcher is displayed, you can also register Panorama materials from the rightmost icon.


●Publishing Panorama materials to Clip Studio Assets

You can publish Panoramas to Clip Studio Assets.
If the Panorama is included in a 3D layer, it will be classified as an Image Material in Clip Studio Assets advanced search. Materials registered with a Panorama separately from the 3D layer will be displayed as Panorama.


Therefore, if you register materials with separate Panorama and 3D layers, more people will have a chance to see the material. It will also make it easier for people to use materials that are Panorama only.
Separately registered materials can be published together as a collection of materials.


Also, make sure that the textures you set on the Panorama and the rights to the 3D layers do not violate the Clip Studio Assets rules. Materials that can be published on Clip Studio Assets are limited to those for which the submitting user owns the copyright or other intellectual property rights. Users must be aware of the intellectual property rights of content before posting it.


Please take a look at this article regarding how to use 3D materials.

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