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Figured I'd show my newest addition,
I have a photography company that shoots interiors of yachts, and have now expanded to shooting Object VR..
This is my first success, a Harken 57c block..

Click and drag to look around...

Let me know what you think !

If you know anyone that could use something like this to market a product online, let me know.. the money will probably end up being spent on more sailboat parts anyway :)

Harken Block number 57c

~Joey
 

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Yeah, but you can only go left and right, not up and down... :( QTVR will allow you to pan in all four directions. :)
 

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It is convenient. I think some improvements to lighting would have helped. You seem to have spot lights(?) on right and left which create bright spots on metal, and also very high contrast, without midtones. To get midtones I had to turn the block about 45 degrees to lights - at which point midtones come through.
It would be great if brightness and contrast remained constant through the entire turn and midtones were visible. May be softer lights or lighting from more directions (or something as silly as a ring flash) would do it. *imho*
 

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I did that type of display way back in 1998 on a commercial website to show off all sides of product. A group of UVA students had developed a process where they had a circular track for the camera and you put the product in the middle and took photos all around the track. They had developed software to then stitch the photos together and let you mouse over in any direction to show that side of the product. I always thought it was a really neat idea and overcame a lot of the difficulties on line buying presents since you can't inspect the product like in real life.
The major downside is the cost to implement vs. simply taking a single photo or grabbing a mfr. photo for a site.
 

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Need a much bigger track setup... and some tetradoxin so they don't move during the photography process. :D
Does it work on women?:D
 

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Need a much bigger track setup... and some tetradoxin so they don't move during the photography process. :D
Actually it is being done and no need for meds. Multiple cameras taking a synchronized photo. And yes, it has been used for porn - I recall seeing a sample somewhere. All technology is.
 

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haha
thanks for the responses guys..
I'll work on using it for women.. whole sailboats would be nice too..

everyone wants to spin it top to bottom as well as left to right..
it all comes down to cost.. i can do these for around 2x as much as a regular still photo...
for it to flip top to bottom and left to right, it would take 15 times as many photos and 15x as long to do..
you'd really have to have some amazing products to justify that..

I am working on integrating an accurate ruler into the spin, so you can measure the block and make sure it fits before you buy..

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Yeah, but using multiple cameras increases the hardware costs incredibly... ;)

Actually it is being done and no need for meds. Multiple cameras taking a synchronized photo. And yes, it has been used for porn - I recall seeing a sample somewhere. All technology is.
 

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I don't quite understand the need for photography. Harken is modeling those parts in a solid modeler and we get the same kind of files from 3D renderings. This true of many products today.

However I can the use for it for things that are modeled in 3D already, like women for instance!
 
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