Render a Panorama view of 3D scene

Create a Panorama view

In this article, we create a Camera and two Light objects to capture the scene, also create a render target, create a viewport and execute the equirectangular projection post-processing with the cube map as input and finally save the Panorama texture. The Execute method of Renderer class allows to execute the post processing effect and save the result to render target.

Programming Sample

This code example renders a Panorama view of 3D scene and save into the image format.


 string path = @"D:\Projects\glTF-Sample-Models\1.0\VC\glTF-Binary\VC.glb";

//load the scene

Scene scene = new Scene(path);

//create a camera for capturing the cube map

Camera cam = new Camera(ProjectionType.Perspective)


    NearPlane = 0.1,

    FarPlane = 200,

    RotationMode = RotationMode.FixedDirection


scene.RootNode.CreateChildNode(cam).Transform.Translation = new Vector3(5, 6, 0);

//create two lights to illuminate the scene

scene.RootNode.CreateChildNode(new Light() {LightType = LightType.Point}).Transform.Translation = new Vector3(-10, 7, -10);

scene.RootNode.CreateChildNode(new Light()


    Color = new Vector3(Color.CadetBlue)

}).Transform.Translation = new Vector3(49, 0, 49);

//create a renderer

using (var renderer = Renderer.CreateRenderer())


    //Create a cube map render target with depth texture, depth is required when rendering a scene.

    IRenderTexture rt = renderer.RenderFactory.CreateCubeRenderTexture(new RenderParameters(false), 512, 512);

    //create a 2D texture render target with no depth texture used for image processing

    IRenderTexture final = renderer.RenderFactory.CreateRenderTexture(new RenderParameters(false, 32, 0, 0), 1024 * 3 , 1024);

    //a viewport is required on the render target

    rt.CreateViewport(cam, RelativeRectangle.FromScale(0, 0, 1, 1));


    //execute the equirectangular projection post-processing with the previous rendered cube map as input

    PostProcessing equirectangular = renderer.GetPostProcessing("equirectangular");

    //Specify the cube map rendered from the scene as this post processing's input

    equirectangular.Input = rt.Targets[0];

    //Execute the post processing effect and save the result to render target final

    renderer.Execute(equirectangular, final);

    //save the texture into disk

    ((ITexture2D)final.Targets[0]).Save("panorama.png", ImageFormat.Png);