You can win:
Project Photofly is our web service that converts collections of your photos into 3D photo scenes. The Photo Scene Editor allows you to upload your photos and work with the photo scenes returned by the service. Using the Photo Scene Editor, you can manually stitch photos by identifying 3D points in common, add reference geometry, and take measurements. All of this can be exported to a DWG file so you can continue your work with AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, or other design application.
Last month we held our first Project Photofly contest. We asked the Autodesk Labs community to submit photo scenes of buildings. This month we're holding our second contest. There are a few differences from the first contest:
- We are not limiting entries to photo scenes of buildings. Anything that is designed can be submitted.
- We are limiting the number of entries per person to two (2).
- Each entry should only have one (1) photo scene (RZI file).
The full rules are available on the Autodesk Labs web site. If you will allow me to paraphrase them:
We will publicly announce one first place winning and three runner up submissions. Submissions will be accepted from users worldwide - with one caveat. Winning the prize is only open to legal residents of the United States or Canada; however, as possible runners up, cool entries from countries other than the United States or Canada can at least get the public recognition they deserve.
We are looking for a photo scene that tells a story. We would like to hear how the resulting photo scene was useful to the person or team who created it. Your submission should have an interesting business story.
We are looking for knowledgeable use of Photo Scene Editor. If you set a UCS in the resulting photo scene, we consider that a plus. If you use to the Photo Scene Editor to add important measurements, that too is a criterion we are considering.
So get out those cameras and start taking pictures. You have until November 5 to submit your entries (ZIP file with story.txt, pictures, and one photo scene (RZI file). You upload your ZIP files to my Buzzsaw site using the File upload capability.
Remember - this contest ends November 5. Act now.
Once again looking to reward your valuable feedback in a fun way is alive in the lab.