I came across Microsoft Surface and Photosynth here. A Microsoft product that impressed me in recent times. Photosynth is a brain child from Noah Snavely (UW), Steve Seitz (UW), and Richard Szeliski (Microsoft Research). Thank You Genius! You ppl are awesome. It's capability is to create a 3D visual of 2D images while giving a very rich and smooth interface. The awesome thing is that it does everything auto magically. Just one click. I knew it was from Microsoft Labs, never really kept track of when it graduated as a public software.
So I decided upon a project on this a month back and started preparing. Educated myself on the do's and dont's of creating a synth. Some basics like the "Rule of 3" and covering the corners, etc. I decided to start with a living room in my Bangalore home. Fixed my tripod in the center of my room and started shooting. It really looked funny for my roomies to see me coming from work and doing this crazy photo shoot in the night. Then uploaded the photos to Photosynth site (you would need live ID to Login and Silver light installed to render). Then the cloud servers sitting in Redmond started chewing my images and gave me an output that blew me off.. :)
This is what I got! Explore this messy room.
I say it again, "I love this product." Thanks to the Photosynth team.
P.S. You would need Microsoft Silverlight to view the embedded.