Topic: DirectX viewer: Still available?

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swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
I've looked, but I don't see it anymore:( Am I missing something? TIA.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, Swami, it's in the very lower left corner of the page now.

Alternatively, you can just replace 'view.aspx' with d3d/photosynth.aspx' in any URL, as you have been able to ever since the Silverlight viewer became the default.

Before that, you used to be able to do the inverse and replace 'view.aspx' with 'silverlight/photosynth.aspx' to switch from the default DirectX viewer to the beta Silverlight viewer, so the folder structure has stayed pretty consistent over time.

I do wish that the aspx script in the d3d folder was named 'view' as well, so that we only had to insert 'd3d/' into the URL - or better yet just replace 'view' with 'd3d' (although if those two pages have different versions of supporting files with the same name, that could cause some conflicts that keeping them in separate folders solves).
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
There's also plenty of URLs shared on the forums, etc. (which can't be edited) that point to the current d3d subfolder and photosynth.aspx page script which would break if they changed the folder structure or page name now. 

I suppose that they could perform a redirect to a cleaner and updated URL for all of the ones which have been shared already and can't be changed, but it's not too much extra editing.

Similarly, you can replace 'view.aspx' with 'embed.aspx' and see the Silverlight viewer without the normal HTML page around it - in other words the page that gets put inside the iframe when you embed your synth elsewhere.
swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
Ah, I see, 'Direct3D Viewer' is no longer in the lower-left of the main UI, but at the very bottom of the page! Whatever. Tnx.

BTW, couldn't get the replace text to switch:

Manchester City Centre

But doing this...

Just took me to this...
'Create your own Photosynth'

Anyhow, tnx as always.

P.S. Definitely still wish the Forum was searchable! Oh well, they do what they can, I guess.
swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
Hmmm? NOPE, that link in the lower-left takes me to the 'Create your own Photosynth' page, too!:( Tried in Firefox, and IE.
swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
This is unfortunate, as I hope to compare the Silverlight and Direct3D viewers during my talk before the Central Florida Computer Society this Sunday, July 18. Hmmm?...
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
swami - This would be the expected reaction if you dont have Photosynth installed on the machine you were using.  The activeX viewer is installed with the Synther.
swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
Tnx, Tony. I do have a relatively new computer, and haven't done any synths on it. So, good call! Off to install:)...
Ashworth.U (Over 1 year ago)
Ah, yes. I was assuming you already had the D3D viewer installed. 

Thanks for the save, Tony.