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Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Possible, but I remember Paul Harvey pretty well. What I'm remembering, I'm slightly ashamed to say, was (I now recall) on Rick Dees and the Weekly Top 40, although who knows if he was sampling something or recorded it in studio.

SynthAssist.com (Over 1 year ago)
I'm not positive, but I'm guessing you were remembering Paul Harvey...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rest_of_the_Story

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
:) I have this radio voiceover in my head saying, "Now You Know!" but I have no idea where I've heard it.

dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
I did not know that. ;)

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Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
One last note: if you're keen on pointclouds of natural objects, check out my Orbital Propulsion (Gravity Assist) synth here: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=5f415186-f783-43a2-bd5f-92aa3a9603df I had been kicking around the theory that shooting orbits as the primary pattern of photography would most efficiently yield the greatest returns in terms of pointcloud reconstruction for some time at that point but had yet to make myself actually walk outside and find something worthy to shoot. The results that morning were most definitely a turning point for me and, although I was not nearly methodical enough in my circling of each bloom, it hung together. The results of taking my time and using a tripod to shoot would, I think, greatly increase the clarity of each flower. The stems are another problem altogether, simply because they are so small, but it's probably one of my biggest pointclouds.

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
For more notes on all of the memory constraints from the Photosynth team themselves, read the comments in the first, third, and fourth of the four links posted under Nathanael.Lawrence in gavindjharper's "Biggest Synth Possible" thread in the forum.

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
As to the RAM limitation, the synther is a 32-bit application, so there is a finite amount of RAM that it can address. To be perfectly honest, it is unclear to me whether running a 32bit application in a 64bit operating system changes anything, but a 64bit OS certainly can address more memory per application than a 32bit OS. Certainly it does not give us the benefits of an actual 64bit synther. In any case, if a user's amount of RAM is below the maximum amount that the synther is capable of utilising (taking into consideration the fact that Windows itself and whatever mandatory background services needed will be running alongside the synther, each requiring their own RAM), then they are constrained by their own hardware. If, on the other hand, your amount of RAM is significantly greater than a 32bit synther can address, then your synths are being constrained by the fact that the synther is 32bit instead of 64bit.

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Hi. Is it alright for me to just call you Michael? In this particular case I was nowhere near the RAM limit. I was out for a walk with my family and one of my brothers had to be at work soon, with the rest of us heading back to my parents' place to visit with my other brother who was in town for the weekend, so it was a time limit more than anything else. I would have loved to tackle those upper branches on the sapling here to really complete the basics of this synth. The takeaway lesson is very simply that the resolution of the pointcloud (just like the resolution of the input photos) depends fully upon how much texture you fill your lens' frame with. I completely agree that being able to focus on a single individual object at a time and depending on synth linking is the way of the future.

michaeldenis (Over 1 year ago)
hey Nathanael "Prince of Point Cloud (and PS.net Forums)" and SynthAssist.com, Impressive, impressive work.. Your point cloud here must be among the most dense that we've seen for real world objects (other than rocks). Like you say, though, the RAM limitation is a pain, I imagine that you'd have liked to go in *another* level of detail, but were held back by this limit. Nathanael, do you know if the RAM limitation is on the user's end or on the Photosynth.net's synth tool's end? Is this limitation within or outside of our control? Good work, by the way, I just jumped over here from your Capital synth. It's interesting to contrast the differences between an area where the lens can command almost complete control of the perspective, as in this synth, to where the lens must move within the synth, as in your Capital synth. [notes "Synch Linking" as a holy grail]

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