Category Archives: Mac

Photosynth – Not new and not irrelevant! – Reinact your hollyday in TRON mode!

In simple terms, Photosynth allows you to take a bunch of photos of the same scene or object and automagically stitch them all together into one big interactive 3D viewing experience that you can share with anyone on the web.

Photosynth is really two remarkable technical achievements in one product: a viewer for downloading and navigating complex visual spaces and a “synther” for creating them in the first place. Together they make something that seems impossible quite possible: reconstructing the 3D world from flat photographs.

Using techniques from the field of computer vision, Photosynth examines images for similarities to each other and uses that information to estimate the shape of the subject and the vantage point each photo was taken from. With this information, we recreate the space and use it as a canvas to display and navigate through the photos.

Providing that experience requires viewing a LOT of data though—much more than you generally get at any one time by surfing someone’s photo album on the web. That’s where our Seadragon™ technology comes in: delivering just the pixels you need, exactly when you need them. It allows you to browse through dozens of 5, 10, or 100(!) megapixel photos effortlessly, without fiddling with a bunch of thumbnails and waiting around for everything to load.

Reklamer

Skype – chit chat around the world… wallet stays in your pocket!


Skype to skype calls.
Talk to anyone else on skype, anywhere in the world,  for free.

PC and Mac version

VLC VideoLAN – when you get that strange animation-video-format from china

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player andframework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD,VCD, and various streaming protocols.Simple, Powerful and Fast

  • Plays everything, Files, Discs (DVD, CD, VCD), Devices and Streams
  • Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed
  • Completely Free, 0 Spyware, Ads or User Tracking
  • Best Mpeg2, x264, DivX player
  • Works on most platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix…
  • Media Converter and Streamer

PC and Mac version

TopMod – parametric top models – head on the block

TopMod is based on a new paradigm that allows dynamically changing the topology of 2-manifold polygonal meshes. The new paradigm always guarantees topological consistency of polygonal meshes.
Based on our paradigm, by simply adding and deleting edges,handles can be created and deleted, holes can be opened or closed, polygonal meshes can be connected or disconnected. These edge insertion and edge deletion operations are highly consistent with subdivision algorithms. In particular, these operations can easily be included into a subdivision modeling system such that the topological changes and subdivision operations can be performed alternatively during model construction.
TopMod demonstrates practical examples of topology changes based on this new paradigm and show that the new paradigm is convenient, effective, efficient, and friendly to subdivision surfaces.

 

PC and Mac version

LuxRender – several platform render engine – head on the block

LuxRender is a physically based and unbiased rendering engine. Based on state of the art algorithms, LuxRender simulates the flow of light according to physical equations, thus producing realistic images of photographic quality.

Works with SketchUp
Works with Blender

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YafaRay render engine – Vvvvvvvray! – head on the block

YafaRay is a free open-source raytracing engine. Raytracing is a rendering technique for generating realistic images by tracing the path of light through a 3D scene.
A render engine consists of a “faceless” computer program that interacts with a host 3D application to provide specific raytracing capabilities “on demand”. Blender 3D is the host application of YafaRay.
YafaRay is released under the LGPL 2.1 license. You can downloadYafaRay in the downloads section.

Works awesome with Blender 3D modeller

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Thunderbird – your goal should be around 200-300 mails pr day!

Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform application for managing email and news feeds. It is a local (rather than a web-based) email application that is powerful yet easy-to-use. See the Thunderbird features page for a summary of the new features included in the latest version.

PC and Mac (if needed) version