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Topic: Photosynth "Quick Guide," and "Primer"

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swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
Greetings fellow synthers,

I just got hooked on Photosynth. My first big synth contribution is from the Mayan ruins in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. It's almost 200 pix, including some maps, and a few hidden surprises. Although it's not about the point cloud, there is a nice one of a temple, plus all the points combined give a good spatial sense of the site. From what I've seen so far, it's not your typical synth. Plus, there's an associated blog of TravelPod here: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/swami_worldtrav/1/1234587660/tpod.html. The blog has other pix, panoramas, and even a howler monkey video.

So, to entice and inform my family and friends I created a couple helpful blogs as follows...

Quick Guide to Navigating thru a Photosynth "Synth"
www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/swami_worldtrav/2/1235669640/tpod.html

Photosynth Primer
www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/swami_worldtrav/2/1235842440/tpod.html

Check 'em out, and feel free to share.
dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
Nice work.  Would you mind if I used some of this in our Photosynth blog?  (Happy to credit the source and/ or any other link you'd like)
swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
Sorry for the delayed reply. Currently no auto-track on webboard:(

Tnx. N y, plz use what u like. That was the idea. Credit is fine, tnx.
swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
P.S. I would add a comment about SPACEBAR/SH_SPACEBAR. When done rapidly one can quickly get a sense of the "space." I discovered this little gem after writin my help blogs. Mayb I'll go back n add a comment...
swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
K, added comment to the Quick Guide:)

"- You can hit SPACEBAR/Shift+SPACEBAR for a quick tour. Click repeatedly."
swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
U could mentions my "Mayan Ruins of Palenque (take 3's the charm!?)" synth used in the Primer (plus, that there r sum fun hidden surprises):

http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=0c71b1c4-8113-4bc4-bf4d-71ec4d9c6749
dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks.  Will work this up int he blog next week.
swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
Great. Glad u like. Hopefully these will help ppl get the best experience possible in the least amount of time.
swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
Darius, Tnx for postin the Primer to the blog. N tnx for the kind words. My "disease" is diving in head first n goin all the way under:) Catch u 'round...
dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks for the great work on the post.  It's up here for those who haven't seen it yet:
http://blogs.msdn.com/photosynth/archive/2009/03/31/photosynth-primer-from-a-passionate-new-user.aspx
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