Topic: Don't auto-recenter

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verfum (Over 1 year ago)
When I'm viewing my 3D creation, I don't give a **** about the photos I used. I'd like to roam around without the viewer auto-centering on the nearest photo I took at that location.

I like looking at the 3D 'dots' on their own - I can't seem to do this without my own photos overlaying them.

Can this be done already? I can't do it. I'm sure the demo site of PhotoSynth a few years back had a better viewer than we get now. Is there a link to the original demo?
tbenedict (Over 1 year ago)
If you press the "p" key, it'll turn off photos.  Press it again, and all you get are the photos (no point cloud).  Press one more time, and you're back to pictures 'n points.

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Also, check the Photosynth Photography Guide for keyboard navigation shortcuts:
(Scroll to the last several pages for the keyboard shortcuts.)

In pdf: Guide v8.pdf
In xps: Guide v8.xps

Using the free navigation you can easily view the point cloud from angles that you didn't take pictures from.

As for a 'better' viewer, please use Windows xp, Vista, or 7 with Hardware Acceleration set to Full, latest video drivers installed, and DirectX updated. Use Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox 3 and click on 'View Synth in Direct3D Viewer' in the lower left hand corner under any synth.

Use halo/taurus handles in any location where several photos have been taken all pointing inward at the same general point in space to rotate the entire point cloud by clicking and dragging.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)

The links to the pdf and xps got broken by the forum. Just go to the 'How to Synth' page to get them or copy+paste the link from beginning to end in your address bar.
verfum (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks everyone for the help!
RTFM - but had to find M first :P