Photos transformed into 3D model

Microsoft's Photosynth takes collections of images, analyses them for similarities, and then displays them in a reconstructed 3D space.

The technology works by scanning collections of photographs, which can be taken from different cameras at different times. It picks out distinctive features in each image and cross-references them against the other photographs, checking for similarities.

This allows it to pinpoint a feature's 3D position and to also calculate where the position of the camera would have been when the picture was taken.

Posted by Lawrence @ 8/6/2006 09:06  |    7


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pixelblink (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 8/9/2006 11:36
personally, I think it's a cool concept. Like an expanded version of FlickR.

Lawrence (Level 10 Operative) @ 8/9/2006 09:09
You're quite the optimist now aren't you, E-Magination.

E-Magination (Level 3 Sniper) @ 8/8/2006 22:43
Offcourse it doesnt export anything. If it does it will be Microshits own format that they immediatly patend.

Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 8/8/2006 11:02
Does this really turn photos into an actual 3D model? From what I've seen in the video it's just some flat photos in a 3D space, making it look like you can walk around it.

Flameruler13 (Level 6 Cannibal) @ 8/8/2006 07:14
i could be useful for lazy game designers

Commodore (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/8/2006 05:48
Extremely unuseful sh*t but normal people like that kind of stuff for some reason :S

Microsoft never invents anything. They copy others or buy smaller companys.

E-Magination (Level 3 Sniper) @ 8/8/2006 02:06
Some other company made that 4 years ago. But well, nobody cares, since Microsoft has fucking monopoly and they will only expand it.

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