We present two exciting technologies that greatly lower the barrier to creating rich, immersive content. “Rich Interactive Narratives” (RIN) enables weaving together compelling multimedia stories incorporating interactive technologies such as Photosynth, Bing Maps, and Pivot. “3D Scanning Using an Ordinary Camera” enables anyone to quickly create a realistically textured model from just a few photos of an object. These technologies leverage Microsoft’s Silverlight and XNA development platforms, as well as the latest work from Microsoft Research.
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