3D Photo Tour, Photosynth

http://labs.live.com/photosynth/ Eul people take pictures of certain places and take pictures from various angles. In particular, there will be a lot of people taking pictures of famous places, and there will be a lot of pictures taken from different angles.

For example, the picture below is the Great Wall, and people must have taken pictures from different angles here and there.




People take pictures here and there in some places,


In the case of buildings, some subjects are also focused on shooting.


If so, is there any way to collect and view photos from multiple angles taken by people about a certain place or object at once? Then you would be able to see a certain place or object just as if you were going directly to the photo.

How about attaching a building taken from different angles by people as shown in the picture below? It's like making a wagon panoramic photo.


I think it will be really fun.

This was made possible by a technology called Photosynth in Microsoft Live Labs.

Photosyncth is a digital photo technology created by Microsoft Live Labs that analyzes similar photos of any place or object and reconstructs them for viewing in three dimensions.

this technique Microsoft Research's Photo Tourism team and the University of Washington groundbreaking research It is said that they collaborated with photo tourism.

You can see some ideas for these photographic techniques in the following papers. This paper was presented at SIGGRAPH of ACM this year.

Noah Snavely, Steven M. Seitz, and Richard Szeliski, Photo Tourism: Exploring photo collections in 3D" ACM Transactions on Graphics, 25(3), August 2006

presentation There is also.

And, on November 2006, 11, what could only be seen as a paper photosynth technology revealedSo you can see the demo for yourself.

http://labs.live.com/photosynth/ You can see a demo by going to . It is not possible with Firefox, but if you connect with IE6 or IE7, you can install the program and view some sets of photos. Firefox users IE tab or IE View You may want to install the extension and use it.

Among them, I tried to capture some photos of Piazza San Pietro in Rome.

The pictures are pictures taken of Piazza San Pietro. The things that look like the borders of Piazza San Pietro are the photos.



You can also just view the photos as thumbnails.



It's real from now on. If you hover your mouse over the top, bottom, left, or right of the picture, a white rectangle appears as shown in the picture.





It is not a panoramic photo, but you can view it continuously like a panoramic photo, and you can view only a certain object again.

With image recognition technology, you can do this kind of fun thing.

Did this idea start with technology? Or did you just start with the idea that it would be fun?


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