Photosynth: A global 3D world on your PC!

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Imagine being able to click your way through the Eiffel tower with perfect photographic reality...or walk the Venice Beach boardwalk...or simply show off your new living room to your friends over the net. Well, it's all about to become real. Photosynth is an incredible new application takes multiple photographs of any location and merges them together to create a interactive 3D landscape. In the not too distant future we all might be able to walk the globe...through Photosynth. Is that cool or what?

To find out more on how the code works, watch the Photosynth video on Channel 9.

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      Brad Hardman

      Wow. The potential with such of thing is amazing!

      Just imagine hose shopping online, something like this should be much more immersive to viewing rooms from a computer than using QuickTime VR like most sites do today. The idea of walking around a 3D image of a real place using "textures" based off of real photos is cool.

      These days, my wife and I see a model home and we take a few photos and then when we get home, she models the rooms in Maya or 3D Studio Max to see how the walls would look like with different colors or where would be best place to place all the furniture. Granted, she's a 3D artist...so something like this might help the none 3D graphics types do something like this pretty easily.

      Heck, imagine a later version that can render super detailed 3D models from 2D photos. It could used for some game development or maybe someday even 3D holographic entertainment....okay, now I'm jumping ahead.

      Fun stuff! I can't wait to see more. Smiley

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      Brad Hardman

      Wow. The potential with such of thing is amazing!

      Just imagine hose shopping online, something like this should be much more immersive to viewing rooms from a computer than using QuickTime VR like most sites do today. The idea of walking around a 3D image of a real place using "textures" based off of real photos is cool.

      These days, my wife and I see a model home and we take a few photos and then when we get home, she models the rooms in Maya or 3D Studio Max to see how the walls would look like with different colors or where would be best place to place all the furniture. Granted, she's a 3D artist...so something like this might help the none 3D graphics types do something like this pretty easily.

      Heck, imagine a later version that can render super detailed 3D models from 2D photos. It could used for some game development or maybe someday even 3D holographic entertainment....okay, now I'm jumping ahead.

      Fun stuff! I can't wait to see more. Smiley

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      Chris Allen

      This indeed could become a very powerful and thoroughly interactive tool for anyone to use as a means to bring digital pictures into a new virtual reality. I really am looking forward to seeing this application in action first hand and experiencing digital photography in a new and unique way.

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      Chris Allen

      This indeed could become a very powerful and thoroughly interactive tool for anyone to use as a means to bring digital pictures into a new virtual reality. I really am looking forward to seeing this application in action first hand and experiencing digital photography in a new and unique way.

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      akaBigWurm

      This is the kind of stuff I want ot work on, however it seems to be  the programming work that is hard to find.

      Maybe I should have done a pingback that seems to be the popular responce on this.

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      akaBigWurm

      This is the kind of stuff I want ot work on, however it seems to be  the programming work that is hard to find.

      Maybe I should have done a pingback that seems to be the popular responce on this.

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      Saptak Sen

      This is really cool. This has serious VR application.

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      Saptak Sen

      This is really cool. This has serious VR application.

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      Rajasthan Tour

      nice blog

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