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Topic: The beginnings of a Photosynth viewer written in WebGL

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Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Hello, fellow Photosynthers!

I saw a recent post on Henri Astre's weblog today and among other things he mentions the beginning of a Photosynth viewer built in WebGL. So far it only loads point clouds, rather than the photos as well, but it is at least a start. I have hope that support for the deep zoom images will follow at some point.
Here's the post: http://www.visual-experiments.com/2011/04/05/photosynth-webgl-viewer/

Now, some of you may be wondering why this matters. Well, the potential is certainly there for a WebGL viewer to be faster than a Silverlight 4 viewer. WebGL will also eventually work in places that Silverlight does not currently run or run well (such as mobile devices and Linux computers) which would mean that more people can enjoy viewing synths. If this viewer matures enough, it will also enable other people to take Henri's viewer and improve it or add features to it, which would be quite useful.
iNveridux-003 (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome!
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Henri has created a Google Chrome extension for this: 
http://www.visual-experiments.com/2011/04/13/google-chrome-photosynth-webgl-viewer-extension/

There's not support for photos yet, but Henri is just getting started.
michaeldenis (Over 1 year ago)
Hey Nathanael, is there some way that you, Henri, Josh, and I can begin teaming up to help promote some of these amazing little projects?  I think there's a lot that each of us can add to the overall vision that I believe all of us share..

Let me know your thoughts on the matter.  I am highly interested.
michaeldenis (Over 1 year ago)
OK~!  So I took a look at the Google Chrome Plug-in and it shows an amazing amount of promise.

As I see it, one of the main advantages is that we, interested people, can now customize the viewing experience of point clouds (and likely the whole show) if we so desire.

Like I said in my last message, I really think that we have the potential to do great things, but mainly if we work together.  I have a lot of ideas; that's what I do.  I also have the gift of being able to deliver on my goals.  In short, if, as I suspect, all of you guys want to build something amazing that everyone (i.e. the world) will want, then you should talk to me.  Consider me as or more invested in this mission than anyone else alive today.

--Michael
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