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Topic: complete building inside and outside

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Nathan (Over 1 year ago)
I am looking for a good photosynth of a complete building inside and outside. How is this done?
Lily (Over 1 year ago)
For inside synths David’s “Afternoon with Vase and Guitar” is a classic.  Multi-room synths are generally pretty hard though.
http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=ff421899-ef37-4e14-aedd-e24ee841cfdb

Also David’s Ross Lake synth is a good example of going from outside to in:  http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=01b47aba-2acc-4b51-8752-44ca5243201d

Here are a couple of good exterior synths from the most favorited view:
http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=03082557-d49d-4537-8564-1012e1cb224b
http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=db902a07-de5a-4371-b441-e956f401fb45
Ridge (Over 1 year ago)
Here are a few general recommendations:
•	If you haven’t created a synth already try a few beforehand.
•	Read the online guide.
•	Take way more photos than you think you’ll need
•	If you want a halo you’ll want to walk an imaginary arc at the same distance
•	If you’re moving between rooms (or outside to in) remember to turn around and go back the other way.  Otherwise you can navigate into a room but you have to back out.
Lily (Over 1 year ago)
Also when synthing the outside, try to make one tour at a constant radius from the center of the building. That way you’ll get a “halo” from all your photos. Take at least 30 around the outside of the building, not counting any close-ups.
Lily (Over 1 year ago)
Also do one synth per room, and one more of the outside first to get it down, then try and link them by getting photos as you walk in and out of a room. Walk out backwards.
Nathan (Over 1 year ago)
Cool thanks for the advice. I'll let you know how it turns out. I plan to synth my climbing gym.
Pierrot21 (Over 1 year ago)
I worked on this, it's not easy and I had to come back and make more pictures; try this
http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=fff1cd44-8012-4e9d-ac59-caa9a3bb8845
They are 3 places: street, yard, garden. You can have a 360° look in each place, and walk to the other one threw door and gate; and come back    but the doors are sometimes difficult to click, sometimes you better walk backward, or sometimes you 'fly' threw the door as you didn't want to.
Try it, have fun and write in the comments ;-)
Fred_Oxford (Over 1 year ago)
Lostinthetriangle's unfinished church in Bermuda is a great example: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=03650ff3-2ed0-426c-a5ba-8892235653ed

Hastarin's Wallace's Hut is another:http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=0143b929-b583-4c8f-8743-188a13901da8 and http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=76db5f80-ca1a-44c5-87fe-2441e8e6edb0, although the two synths are separate
Nathan (Over 1 year ago)
Tony and I made this synth of the inside of a climbing gym. The point cloud came out well, but navigation is a little difficult.

http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=4e2f40bf-6bec-46f0-93cd-f6812a3d1099
swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
TIP: Navigation is a snap, if u just keep hittin the SPACEBAR. This progresses thru the pix in the order taken. SH_SPACEBAR goes backwards. If u hit it rapidly u can really get a sense of the place. The fotos won't have time to fully resolve, so if u want u can linger wherever u might choose.

K, hope this helps.
swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
BTW, SPACEBAR even jumps across 3D groups:)
Marvin (Over 1 year ago)
Actually, pressing "." goes through the order taken.  Pressing "space" tries to create a "not confusing" tour through the images.
swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
Tnx for the correction.
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