Posts Tagged ‘photosynth’

Making “Building 3D models” into a game

March 28, 2010

You might already know Google Building Maker, which is a little like a game. But here comes PhotoCity from the University of Washington and puts the “claiming a portion of the real world and get a badge for it” into the space of making 3D models.

There are photos of a location and program like PhotoSynth makes a 3D building from that. Now the program defines spaces in the neighborhood of the 3D model. It’s your task to take photos of these spaces (overlapping with known parts of the existing 3D-model), so that the 3D model can become larger. You can then claim the region that was added because of your pictures.

Here is their intro video:

But they don’t have a region near my home just yet. It says on the homepage that one can seed new regions but I don’t know how that works and who is allowed to do that. It seems all it takes is to register to the site and I will update this blog, when I have done that.

Photosynth in faster

March 28, 2010

There is a article on that states that the research on the code going into PhotoSynth has gone on:

The grail section of the computer science department of the University of Washington has released new papers in 2009 that describe how one can match more photos in a PhotoSynth like way, in order to create 3D models of objects (houses / town).

You can find their site at: Building Rome in a Day.

There are some examples on youtube:

Is there a blog on cool image processing stuff for geek end-users?

March 28, 2010

I’m searching for a blog. It should cover topics around cool things one can do with one’s photos.

Maybe you know a blog like that. I’d love you to comment here and point me to this blog.

In order to find with blog, I need someone to read this blog. So I will use this posting to link to blog posts about topics that I would like to be covered by the blog I’m searching for. Maybe someone will come over and tell me which blog to subscribe to. .. so please help me.

Topics I’d like to have covered by the blog I’m searching.

(I will add more links here, and I will occasionally update this blog as long as I haven’t found a blog where somebody else is doing the updating.)

If you know a blog concerned with topics like this. Please let me know by commenting!!! Thanks.