RE: [rp-ml] Faux 3D Pictures

From: Charles Overy <>
Date: Tue Aug 08 2006 - 03:17:13 EEST

Interesting. I had not heard about the Microsoft project either although
there have been some papers suggesting this technology for several years at
Siggraph. The article on the Microsoft work said it was supposed to be
announced at SIGGRAPH. If it was, I did not notice it. Microsoft had a
booth but they appeared to be demonstrating Vista. Did anyone else see the
MS project?


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  Subject: [rp-ml] Faux 3D Pictures

  Interesting, meshes pictures you take into a 3D image.

  August 01, 2006, 7:56 PM PDT
  Picture Cloud: poor-man's 3D photo rendering
  Posted by: Rafe Needleman

  Go to to see this in faux 3D
  [+] Enlarge photo
  While you wait for Microsoft to release its gabillion-dollar 3D photo
research project, Photosynth, you might want to check out the one-person
project, Picture Cloud. Photosynth will attempt to place all photos into a
global context so that you can fly through them. Picture Cloud just uses
pictures you've taken while walking around an object and mashes them
together into kind of a poor man's QuickTime spinning view of an object.

  It's a cool service for showing off things you're trying to sell, such as
cars or clothes. Picture Cloud images look very easy to create--you just
drag your images into the site. However, the service doesn't yet do any
smart image processing. So if you take your walkaround shots out of order,
you'll ruin the illusion.

  There's a free version of the service as well as a paid option that gives
you more resolution and longer storage life.

  Seen at: New Tech Meetup

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