Thursday, May 31, 2007

Digital Urban: 3D New York Movie - Virtual Earth

Digital Urban: 3D New York Movie - Virtual Earth: "

Microsoft have released 3D data for New York in their Virtual Earth browser. Created using their semi-automatic capture technique the results out-strip Google's Google Earth city model.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Greg Sadetsky � Blog Archive � O’Reilly Where 2.0 [Part 2]: Google Maps launches Street View

Greg Sadetsky � Blog Archive � O’Reilly Where 2.0 [Part 2]: Google Maps launches Street View: "

Round-up of what can be found at this hour:

- This file seems to indicate that 5 cities are available: Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, New York and San Francisco.

- The Street View imagery is interactively provided by a small Flash application. It can be decompiled using Flare; its source code can be viewed here.

- The Street View tiles are coming from Take a look at this example tile. The headers from the server indicate “Keyhole Server 2.4″. Is Google Earth support far away?

- The “panoid” values are coming from requests made to[LAT,LNG], like this example request.

- At the bottom right of the application, “© 2007 Immersive” can be seen

- Some of the panoramic tiles have “rays of light”, as this one, perhaps artifacts from the automated stitching.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


The magic in google street views apparently resides in googlepano.swf.

So who can tell me how to get four synchronized views, each looking out in a different cardinal direction, running at the same time, with navigation in one view causing the others to update?

Inquiring minds want to know.



Sunday, May 27, 2007

Nooface | Paint The Virtual Air With Doodle 3D Drawing Tool

Nooface | Paint The Virtual Air With Doodle 3D Drawing Tool: "
3D User Interfaces Doodle is a prototype for a tool enabling direct drawing in 3D virtual space. It was designed by squidsoup to be used with the Flock of Birds motion tracking system from Ascension Technologies. The full 3D version allows for creation of drawn 3D shapes (spirals, swirls, faces, handwriting through to more complex objects), and was built as the basis for "drawn sound" and "drawn flora" projects, both still in progress. This online version (requires Shockwave) is more limited, and provides a good example of the challenge to reimplement a typical 2D interface-based application in 3D space. Playing around with the tool can become addicting, though.

  • More on 3D User Interfaces

  • HotHouse Greenhouse FHHH350 by FlowerHouse

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    Thursday, May 17, 2007

    Carnegie Science Center: UPMC SportsWorks�

    Carnegie Science Center: UPMC SportsWorks�: "come and play all day

    At 35,000 square feet, UPMC SportsWorks� at Carnegie Science Center is the world's largest science of sport exhibition, offering over 40 exhibits and more than 60 interactive experiences designed to challenge your mind and body. Bring your sneakers, your camera, and your competitive spirit-you're going to have a great time!"



    Sunday, May 13, 2007

    Digital Innovations at UCLA

    Digital Innovations at UCLA

    Countries, Cultures, Communication: Digital Innovation at UCLA - May 10, 2007, 4-8pm

    Play | Stop
    Visualization of co-authorship networks at CENS

    ATS Resources

    ATS News: Learn about interesting projects and new resources at ATS.

    Visualization Portal and 3D Modeling Lab: Learn about this unique research and presentation facility and the interesting work being done there.

    Visit the Portal: See the Visualization Portal schedule of open houses, which are open to the public.

    Technology Sandbox: Find out about collaborative technology-based research projects that are being undertaken across campus.