Schn828

I am back on campus here at Regis University, where I will be Photosynthing my entire campus over the next couple months.

Hope you like my synths and if you get a chance checkout my youtube channel!
http://www.youtube.com/user/Schn828


"Unfinished" Church St. George's Bermuda
"Unfinished" Church St. George's Bermuda
David_Bermuda (Over 1 year ago)
Hi. Would you please mind removing the 2nd paragraph of the description. It is copyrighted content from the Bermuda4u website.

lostinthetriangle (Over 1 year ago)
Thankyou EdLee, must be a combination of things, I shoot the pictures in different resolutions (multishot mode drops the resolution) highest being 3648 x 2056. Photosynth then resizes the pictures. Your Court House project is amazing as well!

EdLee (Over 1 year ago)
Very nice. I was able to synth 1,395 photos @100% in 4 hours 10 minutes with lesser hardware: Dell Inspiron 1525, Intel Core 2 Duo T5800, 2GHz, 3G RAM, 32-bit Vista. What were the resolutions of your photos? Mine were VGA 640x480. See my on-going project of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

arnielarson (Over 1 year ago)
I didn't think it was possible to synth this many photos. This is really cool!

Fred_Oxford (Over 1 year ago)
I have to say this is a very exciting synth - I have spent around 20 minutes "walking" through the church and still have not seen all the corners and details. It is really incredible what Photosynth has done with this.

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Martello Tower: Inside & Out
Martello Tower: Inside & Out
dubleelvis (Over 1 year ago)
This is a synth to spend time with very rewarding. a good model of how to get the best out of synthing. quite fun to go up the stairwell look outside then go back down Dubleelvis

CaoKe (Over 1 year ago)
Perfect!

lostinthetriangle (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks Nathanael! looking for some free time as well!

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Lost, I'm surprised that I never commented on this inspiring synth. You certainly challenged me to try larger structures and I'm sure you did the same for others. I wonder if the inner and outer walls could be tightened up by adding a short orbit of the left and right sides of each doorway at minimum and possibly the same treatment of the top of the doorway as well. I know that means more photos which is a problem, but I'd love to see it done. Looking forward to your coming synths when you next have some free time.

lostinthetriangle (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks blaise, I struggled to upload the pictures (out of memory errors) since then the software has been updated so I might retry a large upload again. I also wish I had more time this summer for shooting pictures but have been way to busy. Be glad when things slow down here in the triangle!

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Orbital Propulsion (Gravity Assist)
Orbital Propulsion (Gravity Assist)
jimcseke (Over 1 year ago)
Beautifully surreal. I had to think of something else to write other than "wow!" and the words do fit. You did a great job with the transitions. Before viewing, I wondered what Orbital Propulsion had to do with flowers on the side of a street. Excellent choice for a title. I didn't realize how detailed the point cloud could be. I see now after viewing this, that I have to slow down my "orbital propulsion" a bit.

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it.

Schn828 (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome!

dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
Great synth Nathanael. Some highlights might help people explore around some of of the great detail shots.

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks so much. I do have to credit my camera for most of that, though.

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Tadmor Lake's Shoreline Circuit: Expanded
Tadmor Lake's Shoreline Circuit: Expanded
Nathanael.Lawrence (Over 1 year ago)
I actually am currently struggling to synth the same number of images together with another synth (Deep Wood House: South Lawn) because they overlap so much and each image has many features. The only real success I have had as far as getting the entire length of the shoot represented is to split the entire sequence in half by selecting only the odd numbered photos and the even numbered photos. All other attempts to synth even half of that set have crashed and burned for me so far. The problem with using every other photo is that there are some parts which snap apart because you are missing crucial transitional shots, so I'm planning on coming back to that synth later today - still using mostly just the odd numbered images (the more synthy of the two halves) but adding a few evens in weak points where the point cloud fractured before.

Nathanael.Lawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Oh, in answer to the last part of your question: there are plenty of problems with how it is currently synthed. =] there are at least 2 different reconstructions in the point cloud and rather badly misaligned as well. But... as far as running out of memory and such not really. The thing to remember is that it's *not* the number of photos that will run you out of memory or how big each file is. The synther only uses 1.5 or 2 megapixel versions of your photos to find 'image features' in to then match. My photos of the water in the lake or lots of sky have drastically fewer image features than the photos of a grassy hill or the like. What's more, unless the synther can match features to other features, you will not run out of memory in a synth where you cover lots of ground since each feature is only matched to itself in other images a limited number of times.

Nathanael.Lawrence (Over 1 year ago)
In any case, the coverage I got this past time was just not going about things the right way at all. I'll need to do some more musing and pondering before I head out to this location again.

Nathanael.Lawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, Schn828, Yep, this was an overnighter. =] I'm using the cheapest iMac of the current lineup (the 20 inch display) upgraded to 4GB of RAM. Running Windows 7 RC (Build 7100) 64Bit Intel Core2 Duo @ 2.66GHz - 64Bit Processor (Does me no good since the synther is only a 32bit app) 3.37GB Usable RAM out of physical 4.00GB installed (32 Bit Synther can only utilise 2GB of RAM, I believe) Temp folder configured to an external 1TB drive 14.5GB available Virtual Memory (Apparently synther can only allocate 4095MB of it if the log file is anything to go by.) I really didn't know how to handle such a large subject as this lakeshore. There is no object that one can track continuously - things are always obscuring one's view. I could have tried just straight ahead shots the entire way around but I was concerned that I would run out of space on my memory cards and not have space to finish this: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=8e0c916c-307a-4af6-8e03-69d299050036

Schn828 (Over 1 year ago)
Nicely done. Let me guess, you let your computer synth over night? What are your specs, and did you ever run into the problems synthing it? Thanks.

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Boba Fett mask
Boba Fett mask
EdLee (Over 1 year ago)
:) Nice poster, too! :)

robert_sprout (Over 1 year ago)
yeah, this is a $60 mask from 1995.

Schn828 (Over 1 year ago)
Impressive. Most impressive.

dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
Sweet. Is this wearable? or just a display prop...

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Pololu Valley - Kite Aerial (KAP)
Pololu Valley - Kite Aerial (KAP)
tbenedict (Over 1 year ago)
Sweet! Hey, thanks for the info and the example, K. I can get 1.2 second interval on the shots, which shouldn't be bad, but I'll have to keep the speed of my car down. The car-top mount is all ready to go, but I'll have to wait for now. There's a big weather system over us right now, and it's raining. Time to play with Photosynth in the studio!

K (Over 1 year ago)
Here's an example of a simple driving synth. Keep in mind these photos were taken through the windshield at low quality: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=8803dd0d-5a66-470e-a2cc-1cf656edf0db

K (Over 1 year ago)
tbenedict, sticking a camera on your car and driving around would definitely synth as long as the frequency is high enough. you'll get what we call a tunneling synth where pressing the up arrow will take you forward in the synth. i have a sample data set from the chiricahua desert in arizona, i'll upload it shortly. the only downside to that approach is that you won't be able to look side to side. ideally if you're going to try it you'd want to capture a 360 panorama (make sure you have LOTS of overlap) every so often to tie things together.

Schn828 (Over 1 year ago)
Thank you so much for all the advice on where to go/eat. The main reason I wanted to come to the big island was to see some lava flows. So I am about to leave and drive to do that. It should take up most of the day, and I leave tomorrow, so I do not think that I will be able to make it to the breakfast spot on the opposite side. Breakfast is my favorite meal too so I am a little bummed out. Wherever we end up today, I will post a synth of our adventures.

tbenedict (Over 1 year ago)
Oooh! Good point! Do stop by Hawaiian Style. Seriously ono grinds. But be prepared! I have yet to be able to finish any meal there except for the reuben. dariusmonsef is not #%!@ng about it being big enough to last you to dinner. I still haven't climbed that hill... I don't know about you, Schn828, but I'm adding that one to my list. As for synthing all of Waimea... I think it would be fun to stick a camera on top of my car with an intervalometer script running on it and just drive all over the place. But I have no idea how that would synth. Has anyone tried anything like that yet? Seems like it'd be easy enough to integrate something like that with a series of handheld orbits around some of the landmarks in town. For that matter, do you think a driving synth like that would work for something like Mana Road? I'm planning to do some more kite aerial photography up there, and could give it a try while I'm driving.

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Cologne Cathedral - Kölner Dom, Germany
Cologne Cathedral - Kölner Dom, Germany
Fred_Oxford (Over 1 year ago)
thank you - I guess if I had the opportunity to do it again I would do a lot quite differently...

mtolver (Over 1 year ago)
Absolutely Amazing!

Fred_Oxford (Over 1 year ago)
Great work Pierrot!

Pierrot21 (Over 1 year ago)
Hi happy cathedrals' synthers! So I synthed my simple cathedral, pretty little from Dijon (Burgundy) http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=7a5ef951-d15b-4d83-839c-5013b01e4726 ; I hope you like it. As you can see it was on a very sunny day, and I feared about shadows ot overlighted places, but Photosynth is quite good for stitching. I could take pictures on avery 4 sides by stepping into private gardens or yards; so one side was in the shadow and colours are not so warm, but it doesn't matter so much. I agree there are no statues here, or sun would have been a problem; I agree with EdLee you better use a good stalbilizer (all cameras have one now) or a tripod and try to take your breath; and don't focus too much about the point cloud ;-)))

Fred_Oxford (Over 1 year ago)
I agree, too much light is also a problem...sorry no chance of getting into the buildings around the cathedral...I would have to go back to Cologne, and try to bribe my way into a few office buildings and hotels!

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Rifle Lamp 3D first attemp
Rifle Lamp 3D first attemp
Pierrot21 (Over 1 year ago)
To make a synth you must change the angle of view: walking around, up and down

Schn828 (Over 1 year ago)
This is a good first attempt. But here are some tips: Photosynth has a hard time with black shiny objects, so the rifle lamp, though cool, might not be the best subject. Try something more colorful. Make sure you have good lighting. Just a couple more pictures from different angles on this one and it will all synth together. Hope this helps.

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