Google Tech Talk: Simple interactive 3D modeling for all – VideoTrace

3D models from basic video… This can be huge in all sorts of ways.  For exponential growth you need to go virtual.

  • This is a technology called VideoTrace from Australia
  • The Siggraph paper describing VideoTrace is available here (pdf 6MB)
  • Larger videos available here, with a more compressed version here.

Photosynth in Flash (pseudo-3D photo browser)

Vladimir Slepnev, Moscow, Russia creates Photosynth in Flash called OpenPhotoVR.

It appears that the files are uploaded and attached manually. But it mimics Microsoft Photosynth pretty well. You have to give it time to load and prepare the views but it is probably under heavier traffic from reddit. is a pseudo-3D photo browser, a free analog to Microsoft Photosynth. Users create photo albums by uploading pictures and linking them together by hand.