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Topic: First proper Synth

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ikjoyce (Over 1 year ago)
Hi all,

been playing around with Photosynth for the last week, making synths out of lots of old photographs that were never intended for synthing (seeing as I only heard of Photosynth two weeks ago!). Had some surprisingly good results with that, but today I shot my first photos explicitly for loading into Photosynth. 

Here's my first attempt, a point cloud of the small wooden buddha in our garden! 

http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=d1624146-93ab-4bc1-a03d-0c9e338483c2

So happy with how it turned out!
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Hey, congratulations! It's great to see people really understand the power of Photosynth and start shooting specifically for it. ツ

However... I went to your profile and I think I like your second attempt even better!
http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=06a064f3-d33b-4363-88a4-184ad1681482
ikjoyce (Over 1 year ago)
Cheers! I am amazed by this thing - it is simply incredible what it can do!

I had to render that garden one twice - the first time it seemed to put a second group of photos at a strange angle to the first, as if half the garden was underground?

I tried renaming the photos so that they would be organised with similar / overlapping photos grouped together, thinking that it might give the synther an easier time. Happy to say it worked a treat, increasing the Synthy value from 89% to 99% and getting rid of most of the stray points :o)
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Aye, retrying a synth can indeed produce different results, even without changing anything about the files. 

Here's a little more about that subject: 
http://getsatisfaction.com/livelabs/topics/two_synths_with_different_results
http://photosynth.net/discussion.aspx?cat=a6bad539-de7d-4a16-8c4d-b143f7d5f984&dis=38772776-3f6f-4f5e-b34a-0e9771d6f10e

Did you get the chance to try out the other Photosynth viewer that I linked to in my comment on your garden synth?
ikjoyce (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks for the link - interesting!  I have tried the D3D viewer- so much better :o)
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