madeeds

I live in Seattle and spend most of my time in front of a computer monitor or two or three.


7-cube
7-cube
Nathanael.Lawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Looks like it's Verdes Innovations SA, if Wikipedia is to be trusted. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-Cube_7

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Kinkaku-ji - Golden Pavillion
Kinkaku-ji - Golden Pavillion
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Beautiful, Matt. The snow really makes this scene memorable.

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Nijo-jo Castle
Nijo-jo Castle
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome, great job Matt

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Nile's Haunted Gingerbread House
Nile's Haunted Gingerbread House
wreiad (Over 1 year ago)
Hey thank you for your comment on my old synth. Synths are pretty easy once you get the hang of things. I just need to get a good camera now. Since this is just a hobby and I'm flat broke, it's probably not gonna happen any time soon :p I really wanna make a good synth of the manhattan bridge one day.

jimcseke (Over 1 year ago)
Thank you madeeds.

madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, Jim. I did metnion white balance on this synth: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=613bee1e-5f26-402a-b40a-a2607461de69 and this synth: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=6f8642f9-71bd-42ab-860a-6b1fa1f745fd The synther is quite robust to white-balance problems and can usually synth photos together with very different white balances. When I said it improved the synth, I meant that the pictures looked better, not that it synthed more completely. I look forward to seeing what you put together last weekend.

jimcseke (Over 1 year ago)
Hey madeeds, Jim here. I was skimming through some synths, and remember, (I think it was you) mentioning something about the white balance in your photos. And it somehow improving the synth. I might be completely off base here, but if it is not too much trouble, could you elaborate on this. Or point me to, perhaps a FAQ which covers this topic. Hey the weekend is almost here. Guess what I will be doing with my free time. Happy synthing and have a great weekend.

madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
Jim, thanks for the compliments. I'm glad you're having fun with this, and thanks for adding the geotag. I encourage you to comment on more synths and favorite them too. Everyone appreciates a good comment and well placed favorite. :-)

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Emerald
Emerald
Nathanael.Lawrence (Over 1 year ago)
I completely agree. My ethernet cable/data bus usually can't load all the tiles in time for long paths, so the basic result was just bumping into a bunch of pixelated garbage between highlight A and highlight B. This new technique sidesteps that entire mess and retains context very beautifully and clearly. It must look especially pretty on top of a map. All the best to you and yours, Nate

madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks for noticing! That's a feature that shipped with the last major web site release a few weeks ago. When it's a long path between two highlights, and we think it will be less confusing to go up and back down, we do that.

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Matt, have the highlights always done the flying up to overhead and swooping back down to the destination? I'm thinking it came with one of the most recent updates to the SL3 viewer, but am wondering if I just overlooked it for a while. Moving from the '5-speed' highlight to the 'Seat' exemplifies the transition I'm talking about. I was under the impression that until the past month or so, you always took the path approach. How is it determined when to use the swing up and over transitions?

madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, Baylee. Thanks for asking. A Photosynth is a collection of photographs that have been stitched together in 3D space. It's great when you need to capture both the greater context and the small details of something. You can embed them on a web site and share them via e-mail. To get started, take about 30 pictures of your favorite object from all angles. Hold the camera steady or do it outside in the middle of the day when you have lots of natural light. Then click on the "Create" button on photosynth.net, and follow the instructions to create your own. Enjoy!

Baylee.Goodrich (Over 1 year ago)
hey (: , will you please explain to me what a photosynth is ? im only fouteen , but i really wanna learn !!

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Shima Sushi
Shima Sushi
jimcseke (Over 1 year ago)
Just popped in to wish you and yours Happy and Safe Holidays! Love the colorful photography in your synths.

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Matt's Haunted Gingerbread House
Matt's Haunted Gingerbread House
CliffBreedlove (Over 1 year ago)
nice job!

madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
Or maybe the house that the remains of Hansel and Gretel were found in. :-)

adam_mitchell55 (Over 1 year ago)
This must be the cottage that Hansel and Gretel found.

Scott (Over 1 year ago)
Dude, is that blood seeping out of the roof??

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Solar Engine 3
Solar Engine 3
madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
flatwater

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Stata Center 2
Stata Center 2
madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks. I borrowed the camera I used for this synth. It's a nice camera. And now I will delete your comment to get you back!

mrsmarentette (Over 1 year ago)
This is nice. (I accidentally deleted your comment on my photosynth of the docks in Ireland near Dublin.)

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Mind and Hand
Mind and Hand
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Ha, I like the clipping of the 1982 Harvard/MIT football game. Reminds me of when Tufts used to beat MIT in basketball :-)

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Stata Center
Stata Center
madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
This version was taken when there was more light and came out better: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=74394157-c633-4b9a-b118-b38d8814cc22

arnielarson (Over 1 year ago)
Pretty cool. I think I walked by this the last time I was in Boston.

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Nepenthis - One Clump
Nepenthis - One Clump
madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks. I wish I had been a little more consistent when taking the photos. The ones in this collection are just the ones that synthed together. My original only had about 68% synthiness.

lostinthetriangle (Over 1 year ago)
Nice cloud point, plants seem to synth well. Also Fiddler is an interesting app, I need to play with it some more after I have had a good nights sleep!

swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
Tnx, madeeds. I certainly appreciate ur input, especially as I'm staring up the learning curve... n luvin it!:) Just finished 'Palenque Ruins" #3. It's about as good as it's gonna get w/ what I have. Pretty satisfied for first big go-round. One long panorama did fail and get discarded, tho:( Perhaps it was rejected due to size (7442x2296, 4.3MB), aspect ratio (particularly long), or otherwise Did get a smaller stitched pan to synth in (out of Photoshop: 4987x2085, 3.6MB, wide aspect ratio, but not as wide). FYI, I found the Get Satisfaction forum, including the run cmd for the log file. interestin n v helpful, especially to kno if the process crashed or not, since i don't really kno what is "normal" as i am ignorant at this time. Tnx again. I'll keep hackin away:)...

madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
@swami: I'm on the product team, so I have a little more info than most about how Photosynth works ;-) We do want to encourage people to hack Photosynth. Fiddler is a great tool for seeing what our apps send back and forth to the server. Also, check out the Photosynther directory under %TMP%. This is where the log files from the synther go. Stare at it a bit and I bet you'll quickly figure out what 95% of it means. As for automating the UI, I'm just using user32.dll to read our window form components and send messages. I hope this inspires you to do some hacking yourself!

swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
Just saw ur reply from 4 days ago. Sorry for the delay. Still coming up to speed on the Synth community forum, etc. I really appreciate ur insight and experience. Clumps, I get it now:) Where can I find more info about clumps, log files, programming for Photosynth, etc.? Is it scripted? Sounds like there is a lot of power under the hood. R ur programs available for download, trial, or purchase? Perhaps there's a community of Photosynth hackers. So, the files get uploaded to the Photosynth server. Your utility can locate them. If I upload sum pix and want to make other synths (perhaps adding or removing sum pix), how do I specify which ones to use? Don't want/need to upload pix that r already on the server, of course. Tnx again for ur help. This is very exciting. I eat this stuff up:)

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Cork
Cork
dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
Point cloud ended up with a double-barreled cork :)

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Seattle from the Ferry
Seattle from the Ferry
brotherprinter (Over 1 year ago)
Pretty sweet. Too bad there's that rogue slate with the ferry that pops up all cockeyed. I wish there was a way to edit these things, eh?

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More snow than we're used to
More snow than we're used to
madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
It seems this is harder to do in IE than FF

madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
This is a rather substantial comment that will help me verify if double clicking on the comment submission button causes the comment to be posted twice.

madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
That is a lot of snow, Matt. Wow. And are those Elmo's foodprints in the snow? That's pretty cute.

madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
That is a lot of snow, Matt. Wow. And are those Elmo's foodprints in the snow? That's pretty cute.

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Carnivors
Carnivors
madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
Carnivorous plants are cool.

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Elmo sleeping
Elmo sleeping
madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
Isn't Elmo cute?

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