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Topic: Microsoft Ice - Publish to Photosynth

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xmetrix (Over 1 year ago)
I just installed the latest versions of ice and photosynth, tried each app individually.  Everything seemed to work fine with them. Once I tried publishing to photosynth, ice says that photosynth is not installed and prompts me to install it. It is installed, I had 0 errors while installing, uninstalled and reinstalled, repaired, rebooted. Nothing works. No unicode characters in my username and im running windows 7 ultimate 64bit. Any help would be appreciated.
xmetrix (Over 1 year ago)
Btw, I'm dealing with a 786mp panoramic here. Not that it would have correlation to the above mentioned problem but whats the max this app can handle? I have a 360 degree panoramic with over 6000 images. Could it handle that?
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
I take it you're using the 64bit version of ICE?

6000+ input photos is certainly very large. I take you to be saying that you've had ICE stitch this entire set correctly, but only have problems when you try to publish the result to Photosynth. Is this correct?

As to how large a panorama can be, I know that I've seen multiple gigapixel panoramas here on Photosynth ( http://photosynth.net/explore.aspx?filter=NiceAndSynthy&time=AllTime&type=Panorama ), so I'm assuming that 786 megapixels is not an issue. As an aside, you must have shot with an absolutely amazing amount of overlap to have 6000+ photos amount to only 786 megapixels.

If you don't get a response here as quickly as you would like, you might also try the ICE forum: 
http://community.research.microsoft.com/forums/112.aspx
Matt Uyttendaele is usually pretty quick to reply over there.
sonic182 (Over 1 year ago)
Hi!

I made a panorama with the latest version of ice, then i clicked publish to photosynth, it loads for some seconds but when photosynth starts i can't see my panorama, instead a new photosynth window appears and i have to collect the images again...
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Hmm. 

The 'Upload Panorama' window (almost identical to the 'Create Synth' window) should open automatically after Photosynth signs into your account, but you should be seeing your panorama inside of the box that you usually select images in. Normally, there would be a box drawn over your panorama to show which part will be used for the thumbnail, you would need to add a title and photography license and just click [Upload].

It should work if Photosynth isn't open when you click the [Publish to Photosynth...] button in ICE and it should work if Photosynth is already open (but does not have any open 'Create Synth' windows open) when you click the [Publish to Photosynth...] button in ICE. 

When I opened Photosynth first and left an empty 'Create Synth' window open, then ICE's button wasn't able to open an 'Upload Panorama' window in Photosynth because of the creation window already being open.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Make sure that you didn't accidentally have an empty 'Create Synth' window open when you used ICE's publishing button and report back if you're still experiencing this error.
deoclecio (Over 1 year ago)
I have the same problem. Still not send any Panorama.

When I click PUBLISH TO WEB, the ICE, it processes all the images. But to open Photosynth, opens the window START A NEW SYNTH.

Already installed, uninstalled, reinstalled, and nothing.


HELP!
deoclecio (Over 1 year ago)
I have the same problem. Still not send any Panorama.

When I click PUBLISH TO WEB, the ICE, it processes all the images. But to open Photosynth, opens the window START A NEW SYNTH.

Already installed, uninstalled, reinstalled, and nothing.


HELP!
nakoda (Over 1 year ago)
Same with me. Any solution already??
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
If your Windows desktop name has any accented characters in it, the location of your desktop's TEMP folder may not be able to be read when ICE tries to pass the panorama to the Photosynth app for Windows to upload it to the website.

To solve this, you can either use Windows' "Envireonment Variables" menu to change the location of your desktop's TEMP folder for all programs, or you can use ICE's menu to change the folder that ICE uses to store temporary files in (in this case, your panorama). Be sure that whichever solution you pick, there are no accented characters between the drive letter that the folder is in and the folder itself.

Let me know if this helps or not or if I need to explain things further.
ArcherAlexander (Over 1 year ago)
In English...
I had %TEMP% folder with cyrillic symbols:
C:\Users\Александр\AppData\Local\TEMP
I changed this environment variable ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_variable#Default_Values_on_Microsoft_Windows ) to:
C:\Users\Alexander\AppData\Local\TEMP
and problem resolved :)
P.S. Sorry for my broken English.

In Russian...
У меня в пути к %TEMP%-директории были кириллические символы (засчёт имени учётной записи):
C:\Users\Александр\AppData\Local\TEMP
Поменял путь этой переменной среды ( http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Переменные_среды_Windows ) на путь без кириллицы:
C:\Users\Alexander\AppData\Local\TEMP
и таким образом решил проблему :)
daphra (Over 1 year ago)
I have tried everything above in this thread. But have not solved my identical problem. I have Windows 7 64-bit. I just installed ICE and Photosynth. When I tried to "publish to Web", I get the message "Photosynth is not installed. Do you want to install it".
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
If anyone is having problems that changing your Windows TEMP enironment variable to something like "C:\Temp" is not fixing, try the fix that Eric Stollnitz and daphra came up with together. 

Daphra asked for help here: 
http://photosynth.net/discussion.aspx?cat=a6bad539-de7d-4a16-8c4d-b143f7d5f984&dis=cc18d1d5-2c82-4f18-88a5-b69f8503c4c7

The solution is at the end of the discussion here: 
http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ice/thread/c6de8c00-cc06-4701-b462-264047f68e14

Daphra's first panorama can be found here: 
http://photosynth.net/view/893ae792-6232-49bc-8048-2a15c3683f36
tamasjuhasz (Over 1 year ago)
Tried every suggested solutions here without success. After clicking publish to web I still get the empty Create Synth window.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
@tamasjuhasz, 

When you open the 'Run' command line from the Start menu and type in: 
%temp%\photosynther
what is the full file path displayed in the address bar of Windows Explorer/My Computer (beginning with your drive letter - all the way to the photosynther folder) on your computer?
tamasjuhasz (Over 1 year ago)
It's C:\Users\JUHSZT~1\AppData\Local\Temp\photosynther.
I found out that it is the special characters in my user name (Juhász Tamás). I made another Windows user named 'test' and the upload function worked perfectly. ( http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=f2f01d13-6fc8-4ebd-90ac-da436b66ab15 )
I tried changing the the temporary file location of ICE to C:\temp in the options but that did not help.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Yes, I believe that is because Photosynth is still using Windows' temp directory inside of your user folder (which has the non ASCII characters in its file path).

I believe that you can get everything to work correctly on your own user profile by changing the directory that Windows is using for its TEMP variabler by looking for Environment Variables and editing Windows' directories for TEMP and TMP to something like C:\Temp

If you're using Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, just search for Environment Variables from the Start Menu/Screen.

On Windows xp, right click on any 'My Computer' shortcut (the one in the Start Menu should work) and click on 'Properties'.
This should open a window titled "System Properties". 
Choose the [Advanced] tab.
Click the [Environment Variables] button at the bottom of the window.
The rest should be self explanatory.

Let me know if that works for you. ツ

Your fellow synther and panner,
N
tamasjuhasz (Over 1 year ago)
It works now. I had a bit of trouble finding Environment Variables as I have  hungarian Win7 64bit :) After figuring out the translation there were no further problems. Thank you very much for your detailed instructions. I should have figured it out from the previous posts but changing environment variables was completely new to me even though I administer and configure Microsoft products on a daily basis.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Excellent! ツ
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