Photosynth

July 30th, 2006 | Filed under: Internet, Photography, Technology, Virtual Reality | 3 Comments »

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Photosynth from Microsoft Live Labs is a 3-D image reconstructor that rebuilds entire environments based on hundreds of photos taken from different angles.  The result is a web based photo browser that stitches photos into a seamless  panorama in a true 3d environment.  Think web based QTVR stitcher on steroids.


NASA World Wind

July 12th, 2006 | Filed under: Science, Technology, Virtual Reality | 2 Comments »

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NASA World Wind – Like google earth with mars, venus, jupiter and the moon.


Tactile 3D : Your Desktop in 3D

March 26th, 2006 | Filed under: Computing, Mapping, Products, Virtual Reality | 9 Comments »

Tactile 3D is a user interface made to browse and organize all your existing files in 3D using shapes and sounds to identify folders and files on your hard drive. [free trial]


A Force More Powerful

March 11th, 2006 | Filed under: Products, Social, Urbanism, Virtual Reality | 3 Comments »

A Force More Powerful is the first and only game to teach the waging of conflict using nonviolent methods. Destined for use by activists and leaders of nonviolent resistance and opposition movements, the game will also educate the media and general public on the potential of nonviolent action and serve as a simulation tool for academic studies of nonviolent resistance.

via Z Partners


Google Earth + Domus = Hyper Domus

March 8th, 2006 | Filed under: Architecture, Internet, Virtual Reality | 1 Comment »

From the March 2006 issue (Domus 890), readers will be able to take a “virtual guided tour” of the buildings published in Domus thanks to a preconfigured itinerary that can be loaded in Google Earthâ„¢. This itinerary will take you on a tour of the most recent architectural projects, viewed in context. [Hyper Domus]


OGLE : 3D Screen Capture

January 24th, 2006 | Filed under: Programming, Virtual Reality | 1 Comment »

OGLE (The OpenGLExtractor) is a software package that allows for the capture and re-use of 3D geometry data from 3D graphics applications running on Microsoft Windows. It works by observing the data flowing between 3D applications and the system’s OpenGL library, and recording that data in a standard 3D file format. In other words, a ‘screen grab’ or ‘view source’ operation for 3D data. Grab city-scapes from Google Earth, characters from Warcraft, Second Life, etc.

via Eyebeam reBlog


Sketchup Google Earth

January 15th, 2006 | Filed under: Architecture, Technology, Virtual Reality | 2 Comments »

With SketchUp’s new Google Earth plug-in., you can how have the ultimate virtual site model in an instant. Export your own 3D model directly to a KMZ file and your done.

via Informationlab


Cybertouching : Transmitting Tactility

December 6th, 2005 | Filed under: Augmented, Future, Mechanical Tech, Social, Virtual Reality | 2 Comments »

Researchers at Singapore-based Nanyang Technological University (NTU) demostrated a jacket that conducts touch heat, pressure, and vibrations on a live chicken. The system synchronizes tactile movements using a live video feed to transmit ‘cybertouches’. [article (pdf)]

via vnunet


Virtual Autopsy

November 29th, 2005 | Filed under: Health, Science, Technology, Video, Virtual Reality | 1 Comment »

During the past 18 months, radiologists in Sweden have performed more than 100 virtual autopsies on murder victims, according to Anders Ynnerman, a professor in the Department of Science and Technology at Linköpings University, who also works at the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) in Linköping. Ynnerman says evidence from virtual autopsies has been used to clarify the cause of death in several criminal trials in Sweden.

via Medgadget

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VRMAG : Issue 22

October 12th, 2005 | Filed under: Internet, Photography, Virtual Reality | No Comments »

QTVR Galore! VRMAG is now at issue 22 with many more QTVR environments you won’t find with an image search and an old but still incredible 3d interface.