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Mettelhorn near Zermatt/Switzerland, 3406m (11175ft) by Matthias Taugwalder.

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The Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, Bulgaria

One of the most beautiful orthodox churches I've ever seen:
(Arbanassi, Bulgaria)
http://www.imagofactory.ro/bulgaria/nativity/nativity.html

new member

I all, i'm a new member and i would like to introduce myself a little bit.
I'm a french professional photographer, i begun 25 years ago in french museum Le louvre in teledetection and scientific photography ( infrared, UV, Photogrammetry ... ).
In 93 i was in Bosnia covering the war for differents newspaper during 3 years.
I'm also a photography teacher in University, and my speciality now in 360 Virtual tours.
I like to explore new technologies, ans especially astro-photography.
Feel free to visit my site http://www.gabrielacoca.fr
and your comments are highly appreciates.

See you in Las Vegas

Some personal information about the conference in Las Vegas. I have been there more than twenty times (on business, I don't gamble), and have even stayed in the Tropicana (pre-renovation). I wonder if they still number the floors 1-12 then 24 and up, to make the upper floors seem higher, and of course to avoid unlucky 13?

I just booked my hotel room. Easy to do on-line, just be aware that their calendars show Monday as the first day of the week, not Sunday.

ACMB Website Showcases Advanced Photographic Services for New York Businesses and Schools

The newly redesigned ACMB website shows owners and managers of restaurants & bars, and the hospitality & real-estate industries, how to establish a commanding Internet presence that differentiates them from competitors, brings customers right to their door, and actively builds business. The same powerful photographic tools enable schools and universities to showcase their faculty, campus and student activities.

Virtual tour software: Panotour & Panotour Pro 2.0 are officially released

Kolor has just released the final version of Panotour / Panotour Pro 2.0 virtual tour software.
Discover Panotour Pro 2.0 and watch the presentation video
Discover the Livepano optional module for Panotour Pro 2.0

We designed this new version of Panotour following 3 principles:
- the quality of the tours created
- the ease of use of the software

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VR Panorama of the Day: Confidence in Life

Location: Bayi Lake, Beijing, China
Photographer: Jesse Lee ????????
Event: Elevation

Particles – 3dsMax and Lumion/Unity

Particle Flow is a versatile, powerful particle system for Autodesk’s 3ds Max. It employs an event-driven model, using a special dialog called Particle View, allowing you to combine individual operators that describe particle properties such as shape, speed, direction, and rotation over a period of time into groups called events. Each operator provides a set of parameters, many of which you can animate to change particle behaviour during the event. As the event transpires, Particle Flow continually evaluates each operator in the list and updates the particle system accordingly.

pFlow 3ds Max

pFlow 3ds Max

To achieve more substantial changes in particle properties and behaviour, you can create a flow. The flow sends particles from event to event using tests, which let you wire events together in series. A test can check, for example, whether a particle has passed a certain age, how fast it’s moving, or whether it has collided with a deflector. Particles that pass the test move on to the next event, while those that don’t meet the test criteria remain in the current event, possibly to undergo other tests. The simple example pictured above details a pFlow dialogue determining the birth of particles linked to a target geometry. The particles can subsequently be baked (using pFlow Baker) into an animation timeline for simple output via .fbx, allowing import into external systems such as Unity or Lumion.

The clip above illustrates the pFlow system imported into Lumion with the addition of a scene created in CityEngine.

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VR Panorama of the Day: Pole Climbing

Location: Seoul Olympic Park, South Korea
Photographer: Ingemar Bergmark
Event: Best Of 2008

VR Panorama of the Day: Philly Willy

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Photographer: Thomas K Sharpless
Event: Necessity

VR Panorama of the Day: Minnesota Department of Transportation's Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC)

Location: Roseville, Minnesota, USA
Photographer: Edward S. Fink
Event: Transportation
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