Tuesday, 21 December 2010

In the Bleak Mid-Winter...

Winter is truly upon us in the UK, and it seemed appropriate to represent that, and the Christmas season, in some frosty visualisations of Laxton castle, in CryEngine.  It reached -20 centigrade in Laxton last week, and hardy souls ventured out for a public meeting where we discussed ideas for a new venture in public archaeology for the village and its fine castle.

But for now, the holidays are nearly upon us, enough thinking, talking and writing, time for playing and relaxing.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Laxton CryEngine Photosynth

More playing with photosynth, this time a panorama based on screen grabs from our CryEngine model. I like this, and the simplicity of creation is most impressive.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Microsoft ICE: Panoramas Revisited

Perhaps a slow starter, but while preparing some tutorial material for our current crop of Landscape Archaeology, GIS and Virtual Environments students I came across the rather wonderful, and free, Image Composition Editor from Microsoft Research.

Not only did ICE cope quickly and easily with my clumsy trial panorama data generated from the sadly defunct CityScape,  it offered the option of output to Photosynth. Just a click and a fully working photosynth panorama, generated from my screen grabs.

Most Impressed.