Oct 10, 2013

Wordpress update - old jQuery warnings

With the recent Wordpress update, jQuery was also updated to version 1.10.

Blogs were now full of warning messages, somewhere along the lines of:

ATTENTION! (by Comprehensive Google Map Plugin)
Your blog/site theme or one of your plugins uses jQuery javascript library which is older than the version 1.3.0.
The Comprehensive Google Map plugin will not work with such outdated jQuery version.
The minimum jQuery requirement for Comprehensive Google Map plugin is version 1.3.0. Apologies for the inconvenience..

However, this is not true. Version 1.10.2 is greater than 1.3, but somehow it get's detected as 1.1, because silly programmers cast the version code into float. Ugh.

if (version < 1.3) { // WTF ?!?!?!?!?!
    return false;
Unfortunately, there's not much we can do about it, other than a quick hack of removing the version check or modifying it to 1.1.

Or wait for the plugin developers to FIX THE DAMN CODE.

Like that will happen anytime soon.

Oct 5, 2013

Restore panoramas (cubic tiles) from exported Pano2VR

With this simple little script you can restore the full size cubic faces of the panorama which was exported using Pano2VR.

Pretty useful, if you deleted the original by mistake ;)

To convert the cubic projection back to equirectangular, you can also use Pano2VR, but for the input source you choose "Cubic", load all six cube faces, and export transformation.

Pano2VR's panoramas are exported as tiles in a cubic projection. The file naming scheme is as follows:
for example:

The most detailed resolution level is "0", so that level is used, and other tiles are disregarded.
Cube faces range from 0 to 5, and X and Y are the row and column number.

The script is written in PHP, and should be run in a CLI.

ini_set('display_errors', 1);
ini_set('memory_limit', '2G');

$dir = 'tiles/';

foreach(range(0,5) as $c) {
 $i = 0;
 $tiles = array();
 $height = 0;
 do {
  $width = 0;
  $j = 0;
  do {
   $fn = fname($c,$i,$j);
   if(file_exists($fn)) {
    $tiles[$i][$j] = $fn;
    list($w, $h) = getimagesize($fn);
    $width += $w;
  } while(file_exists(fname($c,$i,$j)));
  $height += $h;
 } while(file_exists(fname($c,$i,$j)));
 echo $width.' '.$height."\n";
 $im = imagecreatetruecolor($width, $height);
 $y = 0;
 foreach($tiles as $row) {
  $x = 0;
  foreach($row as $tile) {
   $tile = imagecreatefromjpeg($tile);
   $src_w = imagesx($tile);
   $src_h = imagesy($tile);
   imagecopy($im, $tile, $x, $y, 0, 0, $src_w, $src_h);
   $x += $src_w;
  $y += $src_h;
 imagejpeg($im, "$c.jpg", 70);

function fname($c,$i,$j) {
 global $dir;
 return "{$dir}c{$c}_l0_{$i}_{$j}.jpg";


Restored cube faces

Restored panorama