Friday, February 20, 2009

Photosynth: Big Boy Legs


This is a Microsoft Photosynth of a statue outside of Christman Studios in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood where I live.

I used the Canon G10 to take 118 photos of it - slowly circling so I could get as many angles as possible. It's a little awkward to use, but an interesting test of the technology. To view it you'll probably need to download some of the software, but it lets you spin around the legs and view them from most angles.

It took my low-power laptop computer about an hour to process the photos. I want to explore future pictures with this - it's an interesting way to look at a subject, and very easy to do.

The legs themselves are 1/2 of a statue in the Chrisman Studios area. The top half is also nearby - it used to be in front of a grocery story.

5 comments:

Preston said...

That's a great subject for PhotoSynth. Nice job!

Preston said...

Installing Photosynth on Vista took seven mouse clicks. I can understand two clicks, but SEVEN? For an administrator, no less? Vista feels more like a childish prank than a usable OS. I hope someone at Microsoft thinks the laugh on us is worth it, because Apple, here I come!

Ray Meibaum said...

Preston on a mac - that'll be the day...

GaryB said...

He is slowly being sucked into the dark side by his iPhone. He now even loves Flash.

Preston said...

"Love Flash" is not accurate. I still think Flash is a bug filled '90s Internet bane that entrances only middle aged marketers who had their heyday twenty years ago. However, the tools for Flash development are fifteen years ahead of those Microsoft provides for Silverlight and I see no sign that Microsoft is closing the gap. I think Photosyth is a good example of Microsoft's current technology vision problem. Why does Photosynth require a browser plug-in addition to Silverlight?