I hope not to be misleading with title, since I'm not talking about photosynthesis. I did a search before I posted to make sure no one had mentioned this topic before, and also I'm hoping I'm not doing something wrong by posting in this forum, since this is very much about photographs, and all of your tanks.
I'm just wondering if any of you have Photosynthed your tanks yet. Photosynth, if you aren't familiar with it, is a new web application-thing that lets you see a photo collection in 3 dimensions. It takes your 2d flat photos, maps out what 3d point they were taken from, compares them to the rest of your photos, and then (after you've added a good number of photos) it maps out the thing your photographing in 3d.
To get a good idea of what it is that I'm talking about, visit this site, and take a look at any of the main showcased views.
I know loads of you have albums upon albums of pictures of your tanks and their surrounding areas. Seeing these pictures is great and fun, but I've noticed that sometimes it doesn't allow the ability to actually understand what the tank looks like in 3d.
To get an idea of what the potential view of a tank would be like, try this one:
Tip: while in the picture area, hold the Ctrl key to get a 3d only view, which you can then drag around, zoom in and out of, and rotate. To turn off the photos and only see 3d points the whole time, press the 'p' button.
Also, if you move around this tank, you'll notice a ring at one point. drag it back and forth to see the tank swivel at that point. Try it with and without photos.
This example tank isn't at all mine, but gave me the idea of how awesome the potential of this is. I mean, this one is pretty good, and made of only about 40 pictures. Also, I'd much rather be looking at planted tanks than this reef tank.
I plan on trying this out soon, even with my poor camera, just to see how it works out. The idea of having my petite nana's leaves mapped out in 3d makes me feel giddy. Also it makes me feel like a dork, but I'm fine with that.
Anyway, I'm hoping that in this thread, everyone who has a photosynth or just made one can post it here. If it gets crowded, I'll try to edit this post to contain a link to each of your synths, so they're not lost amongst the pages. And I do hope there will be pages.
Hope you guys create something great. I look forward to exploring your great tanks in a new way.
(also, mods, if this thread is in the place, please feel free to move it)