autodesk stitcher unlimited 2009 service pack 1

Autodesk Stitcher Unlimited 2009 SP1
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AUTODESK STITCHER UNLIMITED 2009
SERVICE PACK 1
FOR MICROSOFT WINDOWS AND APPLE OSX
README FIRST
CONTENTS
INSTALLATION & LICENSING
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
KNOWN ISSUES & LIMITATIONS
You will find in this document the instructions to install and register
Autodesk® Stitcher™ Unlimited 2009 software Service Pack 1, (Service Pack 1)
as well as a list of known issues and limitations. Should you encounter issues
that are not listed in this document, visit the “Services & Support” section of
Stitcher software’s product center in search for potential solutions or
workaround to those issues at: HTTP://WWW.AUTODESK.COM/STITCHER
Installation & Licensing
Product installation
Before you install Stitcher Unlimited 2009, you need to verify that you have
administrative rights on your system, and also that your system meets the
minimum requirements for running Stitcher. You can find details on the
system requirements by clicking on the link below in this document.
Installing Service Pack 1 License on a machine that has Stitcher
Unlimited 2009 License already installed
1. Close all opened applications
2. Do one of the following:
a. Windows® operating system:
i. Run the .exe file that you downloaded.
ii. You will then be prompted for a “destination folder”.
Note that this folder is not where the application will
be installed, but rather, where the setup files will be
extracted so the installation wizard can run. We thus
recommend you use the default path proposed at this
step. This folder can be deleted once the installation is
complete.
iii.
Once the file extraction is completed, the installation
wizard will be launched automatically. If it is not,
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browse to the folder where you extracted the files and
double click on setup.exe
iv. You will then be prompted to choose your product
language. Pick your preferred language and click Next
v. Accept the license agreement displayed by clicking on
“I agree” and then on Next
vi. The installer will then detect your previous version and
will automatically install the service pack files in
Stitcher Unlimited 2009 directory, hence overwriting
the previous files.
vii. Click OK once the install has finished
b. Apple Mac® operating system:
i. Download the .dmg file that corresponds to your
language preference and double click on it
ii. A finder window opens with the installation files.
Double click on the .mpkg file to launch the installation
wizard
iii. Accept the license agreement displayed by clicking on
“I agree” and then on Continue
iv. Select your destination volume, i.e. the location in
which you would like to install Stitcher Unlimited
v. Click on Continue
vi. Click OK once the install has finished.
Installing Service Pack 1 license on a machine that has no license of
Stitcher Unlimited 2009 already installed
1. Close all opened applications
2. Do one of the following:
a. Windows:
i. Run the .exe file that you downloaded.
ii. You will then be prompted for a “destination folder”.
Note that this folder is not where the application will
be installed, but rather, where the setup files will be
extracted so the installation wizard can run. We thus
recommend you use the default path proposed at this
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step. This folder can be deleted once the installation is
complete.
iii.
Once the file extraction is completed, the installation
wizard will be launched automatically. If it is not,
browse to the folder where you extracted the files and
double click on setup.exe
iv. Select the language in which you would like to install
Stitcher Unlimited
b. Mac: download the .dmg file that corresponds to your
language preference and double click on it — a finder window
opens with the installation files. Double click on the .mpkg file
to launch the installation wizard
3. Review the Autodesk Software License Agreement (SLA) for your
country or region. You must accept this SLA to proceed with the
installation
4. Choose your country or region, click I Accept, and then click Next.
NOTE: If you do not agree to the terms of the SLA and wish to
terminate the installation, click Cancel.
5. Choose one of the following:
a. Windows Standard Installation - all the program components
and tutorial files are installed in the default directory,
c:\Program Files\Autodesk\
b. Windows Compact Installation – only the application will be
installed in the default directory, c:\Program Files\Autodesk
c. Windows Custom Installation - allows you to choose whether
you want to install the tutorial files, and also to choose the
directory where you would like Stitcher to be installed.
d. Mac Default Installation – choose the destination volume and
install.
6. The Stitcher installation wizard then installs the rest of the
components.
7. Click OK once the install has finished.
NOTE If the Apple® QuickTime® application program is not installed on your
Windows machine, you will be prompted to download and install it. Without
QuickTime you will not be able to render panoramas as Apple QuickTime VR.
If you choose not to install the tutorial files during the custom install, you can
download them from http://www.autodesk.com/stitcher
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Uninstalling Service Pack 1 License
Uninstalling Service Pack 1 license will also remove the Stitcher Unlimited
2009 license from your machine. To revert to Stitcher Unlimited 2009 you will
need to reinstall it.
To uninstall Stitcher Unlimited license from Windows machines:
•
Select Programs > Autodesk > Stitcher Unlimited 2009> Uninstall
Stitcher Unlimited
To uninstall Stitcher Unlimited license from Mac machines:
•
Delete this folder: /Application/Autodesk/Stitcher Unlimited2009
System requirements
The systems requirements to run Stitcher are documented on Stitcher
product’s center at the following location:
HTTP://WWW.AUTODESK.COM/STITCHER
Online Registration and License Activation
Before you can activate your license for Stitcher, you need to go through the
Autodesk registration process. You can register and activate Stitcher either
when you start the program or while running the product.
Note: If you have already activated a license of Stitcher Unlimited 2009, you
do not need to go through this process again after installing Service Pack 1.
To create a user account and activate Stitcher license
1. Launch the application
2. In the Product Activation dialog box, select ‘Activate the Product. If
that dialog box doesn’t appear, simply go to the Menu Help and
Select “Activate…”
3. Enter the serial number and product key provided to you on your
product purchase confirmation email
4. On the Register Today page, select ‘Get an Activation Code’ and
click Next.
5. From the Log In page, click the link ‘Create a User ID Now’
6. Begin filling out your personalization data and password on the
Create User ID page and click Next.
7. Complete your personalization data on the Account Information
page and click Next.
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8. On the Choose Account page, make sure your user account is
selected and click Next.
9. You are notified of registration and activation status on the
Registration Activation Confirmation page.
10. Click Finish.
To activate a Stitcher license using an existing user account
1. Launch the application
2. In the Product Activation dialog box, select Activate.
3. On the Register Today page, select Get an Activation Code and click
Next.
4. Enter your User ID and Password and then click Log In.
5. On the Choose Account page, make sure your user account is
selected and click Next.
6. You are notified of registration and activation status on the
Registration Activation Confirmation page.
7. Click Finish.
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Known Issues & Limitations
Platform:
•
Power Mac® G4 and Power Mac G5 computers are no longer
supported.
•
Users running Stitcher on 64-bit operating systems may experience
random problems in different parts of the application. As stated in
the system requirements, this version is only supported on 32-bit
operating systems.
Graphics:
•
Viewport performance may drop when using previous generation
graphics card families. Use the latest graphics card available to you,
and make sure you have the latest drivers from the vendor.
•
Users running on Microsoft Vista should make sure to install the
latest OpenGL drivers from the hardware vendor’s site.
•
On Vista, due to graphic drivers the software may freeze when
rendering a stacked project.
General:
•
When entering the movie tool, you may not see all the images. If
this problem occurs you should disable the graphical processing unit
(GPU) linear blending option in the preferences/GPU tab.
•
"QTVR Script" values in render settings dialog are not properly
retained after save
•
Rendering a movie with the H.264 codec compression option will
yield a single frame animation
•
Undo is not available for all actions, so some undo functionality will
be applied to more than just the previous action.
•
The zoom in/out cannot be used in the Live Preview if the GPU
setting is not activated.
•
The imported nadir cannot be resized and it is not blended in the 3D
view in GPU mode.
•
Shortcuts may not be available, if this occurs, the shortcut files
(StitcherUnlimitedShortcut) have to be deleted in order to reset the
shortcuts.
•
Stitcher may need to be restarted for newly created user shortcuts
to be available
•
You may need to validate a file name before rendering, either by
hitting tab or by clicking in another widget.
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•
When you cancel an exposure change, it does not revert to the
previous value. You cannot undo an exposure change.
•
When using the smart blending option, high resolution renders may
freeze at 76%. In this case, you should switch to another blending
method.
•
When running Stitcher in trial mode, a modification of the operating
system’s date will prevent the application for being able to start
again. The only workaround is to activate Stitcher using the serial
number provided to you at the time of the purchase.
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