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Topic: greetings, thanks and requests

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jimcseke (Over 1 year ago)
Greetings to everyone on the forum. 
This is my first forum post, so bear with me if I present myself like the new kid in class, half way through the school year. 
I would like to give a little history of how I found photosynth. 
About a month back, my son called to tell me about a website named
Ted.com. I came across the talk by Blaise Aguera y Arcas about Seadragon and Photosynth. 
First of all, I highly recommend anyone with access to the internet to check out Ted.com. 
Secondly I would like to thank everyone associated with the development and deployment of Photosynth and Seadragon. I am sure, as you talented people were in both the development stage and the premier of the fruits of your labour, like us synthies were saying things like “ wow, cool, amazing unbelievable etc…” .
Really amazing work, thank you. These are prime examples of brilliant imagination and innovation. I have always been fascinated by new technologies and also how they intertwine to c
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
jimcseke: ...create wonderful works like these. And I know that these technologies have and will continue to intertwine with others, and continue to amaze us. And also allow us to be a part of that creative process. 

I remember buying (this dates me) a Vic20 and later a Commador 64. One of my first thought were “this is only the beginning”.

Years later, I have the “that’s so last week” desktop with all the bells and whistles. And again my thoughts are “this is only the beginning”. 

I would also like to thank you for the new overhead view in the synth viewer. Great work, beautiful addition.

I have a request. Since I began using photosynth, I found that some synthies have been able to take the point clouds and transform them into 3d models with programs like Meshlab. I followed all the links to get more information but was unable to get a step-by step as to how to accomplish this. What I did get, were the programs associated with the process.

I now have Meshlab,
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
jimcseke: ...I now have Meshlab, Wireshark, C+ +, visual , bin to ply program. What I don’t have are the “open this program, select file, edit, etc…” instructions. A tutorial if you will. What are the steps to getting the point clouds, converting them to ply and then being able to use these files in a program like Meshlab.

Can anyone out there help to get me on the right track. I’ve been to binarymillenium and, for me the instructions were not detailed enough. I am computer literate, but I’m no program genius. I’ve done the wire shark extraction copied the bin 0-0 file and then … nothing. I know I’m missing some steps, but don’t know what they are. I need the step-by step instructions. Any information is sincerely appreciated and thank you to anyone taking the time to read this post.

Happy Synthing!!
jimcseke (Over 1 year ago)
thank you Natanael
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
No worries. I'll try to find something for you. You said that you already visited Binary Millennium's blog. He did write two different posts about extracting the pointcloud and the second one was because he (I'm guessing that it's a guy) thought that the first one didn't explain things enough for the average user based on comments on his original post and at the old Get Satisfaction help forum. 

The second post was more of a tutorial and I saw something like three other people that had used the Python script that he wrote to write tools in other languages (C#, Java, etc.). In most cases it seems like after you get the .bin files you put them in the same folder as the script and run it, but I haven't done it yet, so I'll try to get back to you here over the weekend unless someone beats me to it. 

Here's the second post, just in case you hadn't found it: http://binarymillenium.com/2008/08/photosynth-export-process-tutorial.html

I'll be back!
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