Topic: Suggestion: Could we get an option to view Point Cloud Only again?

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NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
I know that Photosynth is all about presenting the photos over and above the 3D model, but I would still very much like an option to turn the photos off while in normal camera mode playing through the synth's slideshow. 

At present, when viewing the point cloud it is almost impossible to get the virtual camera in a good position to view it, especially when the photo's depth map is projected over it. I'd be interested in a mode that allows me to see just the vertexes of the point cloud and optionally the wireframe of the depth maps overlaid.
PhotosynthTeam (Over 1 year ago)
Point clouds on new synths are unlikely to be as rich as with our original technology. Suggest you keep using that for point clouds.
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Duly noted.
jmickolio (Over 1 year ago)
I haven't used Photosynth since 2010... I am unfamiliar with the new setup. I can't seem to view a point-cloud of any of the synths I just created. Where do I click to see the point cloud? Did you guys remove it? Can I use the OLD version of photosynth to get a point cloud (if so, where can I get the old version?)?
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, jmickolio, 

You won't get point clouds from panorama style Tech Preview photosynths. 

In Spin, Walk, and Wall style Tech Preview photosynths you can open the debug panel by typing 42 into the viewer after clicking Play.
In the debug panel, check the pointCloud checkbox and then refresh the page.
Once you've done that in a browser, the site should remember your setting.
From then on you should be able to see the point cloud in addition to the camera positions when you type C into the viewer to enter global camera mode.
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
If you want to download the original Photosynth desktop application, you can download it from

The Silverlight viewer for original synths only works in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera at this point.

If you want to use Google Chrome, you'll need to install the IE Tab extension.
After you install it, open IE Tab options.

Add to your Auto URLs List:**

Add to your Auto URL Exceptions List:***

From then on you can also use the original Direct3D photosynth viewer by editing any photosynth view URL in your address bar from view.aspx to d3d/photosynth.aspx.

Example: (Silverlight view link) (Direct3D view link)