The Golden Pioneer

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Nathanael.Lawrence

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Date Created 4/21/2010
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(5)
michaeldenis Over 1 year ago
Nice thumbnail, Nathanael, you really made me want to see this one.

Good to see you synthing again!

(Unfortunately, I'm posting from a smartphone running Android: no viewer yet. :( )
Nathanael.Lawrence Over 1 year ago
Unfortunately it's impossible to get good shots of this with my camera's zoom lens and literally impossible to completely circle the sculpture from the ground due to the surrounding trees.

I'd love to fly a drone around this, though.
Nathanael Over 1 year ago
Also, Michael,

I'm really not sure if we'll see the Photosynth team make a custom viewer for Android, but Seadragon's DZI and DZC formats are both fully documented on MSDN and I'm sure that Christoph_Hausner and BinaryMillenium have both figured out the camera coordinate and metadata system, in addition to how to read the pointcloud coordinates and color information, so a custom viewer should be well within someone's ability to program, rather than waiting for Silverlight to be ported to Android, etc.

iSynth on the iPhone uses OpenGL and although the author was an intern with the Photosynth team and has now joined them, the iSynth viewer was essentially a third party viewer. I'm sure the same could be programmed for Android, given the desire and competency.
michaeldenis Over 1 year ago
I agree with you. (good info)

Nice synth, by-the-way, the spin around your statue is highly fluid. That's tricky to achieve It must have taken a chunk of time to make.
Nathanael Over 1 year ago
The Photosynth web service (whose address is in every photosynth log file) is also valuable for any would be developers of custom synth viewers or mashups. You can find direct links to all the necessary bits in the following link, if you care to pass them on to someone who can make use of them.

http://bit.ly/photosynthdevhelp

As to shooting time, the hard drive with the original photos on it is out on the road at the moment, so I can't say for certain, but I would be surprised to find that it was any more than ten minutes for this little synth. There was some indecision about how far to back away from the building when passing the first cluster of trees, but once that was settled, it was straightforward again, apart from waiting for traffic to slow to take the rear photos from across the street and back again to complete the circuit.
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