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PhotoSynth by am
January 11, 2011, 6:50 pm
Filed under: 2010-11, Alexey

Hola guys – a things I was discussing with Ricardo. May be useful for Natalie’s project in particular?

Microsoft’s PhotoSynth project – basically takes user-taken photos of a building/place, and calculates their relationship to each other, stitching them together into a 3d scene, quite cool. Unfortunately you have to install a plugin to use it, but it’s worth it. It’s been around for two years but not many people seem to have heard of it… I only found out last year.

Some examples with a lot of photos:

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple (if you keep clicking towards the door you can enter inside and explore in there)

Koeln Cathedral

The interface can be a bit strange, but the best way I find is to click on a highlighted photo in the image itself to draw it to the centre, rather than using the controls. Sometimes you get rotation arrows on the photo if there’s enough information around the area.

More interestingly, if you look around at the other examples you see people creating fake realities, from computer game screenshots, etc. Perhaps would be interesting to alter photos to create “hacked” realities?


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Thanks Alexey! really cool, have never heard of it before.
Could be interesting for, as you said ” hacked” realities; like the definition:)

Comment by Nathalie Matathias

Really interesting. I would like to see if the interface is not only restricted by a computer screen, but a more physical experience. How could it be?

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