星期日, 9月 30, 2007

網誌版面更新

由於發現在FireFox瀏覽器時,
網誌頁面無法正常顯示,
利用假日抽空將版面重新設定,
然後也把右邊的連結重新整理...

接下來的目標,除了持續拍攝取材之外,
就是要來建構一個以360°環景,
搭配Google Earth的KML/KMZ
來呈現結合地理景觀的360°VR導覽,
可能會花一段時間...
暫時就先醬子!

LanguageGuide.org

現在網路上有許多提供翻譯的網站,
但翻譯並不是學習另一種語言的最佳工具,
聽 說 讀 寫,是學習他國語言的四個面向。

如果只是瀏覽外文網頁,電子翻譯或許可救急,
但沒有文法與前後文意境比對的逐字翻譯,
有時就很容易發生不知所云的翻譯結果...

LanguageGuide.org
他是由一家非盈利性組織所構建,
支援多國文字介面的網頁,
提供下列等11種語言的學習 :
  • 英語 (English)
  • 義大利語 (Italiano)
  • 阿拉伯語 (عربي)
  • 西班牙語 (Español)
  • 葡萄牙語 (Português)
  • 中文(普通話) (普通话)
  • 法語 (Français)
  • 俄語 (Русский)
  • 日語 (日本語Nihongo)
  • 德語 (Deutsch)
  • 希伯來語 (עברית)
這網站最重要的是有提供真人語音,可發音練習!

不過,
發現有關各國都是使用"語",唯獨中文是採用"文"
大概是地方性的方言太多了的關係吧?
當初秦始皇"書同文"的政策,
大概就已發覺要推動"語同音"的問題吧。

LanguageGuide.org




星期一, 9月 24, 2007

星期四, 9月 20, 2007

The World Wide Panorama Needs YOU!

加州柏克萊 The World Wide Panorama WWP
依往例九月秋分日徵稿又開始了,
此次的主題為:Sustenance


覺得WWP的主題越來越像"造句"
就是用360°QTVR來詮釋主題,
這種方式真的是很好發揮。

也就是說,只要跟主題沾得上邊的,都可拿來投稿
例如隨便拍個空景,然後標示主題名稱為:
"這不是Sustenance"
這樣應該也可以吧?

創辦發起人之ㄧ的Don Bain,日前發表了一篇徵稿的公開信:
The World Wide Panorama Needs YOU!
The WWP is an ongoing event, open to everyone who wishes to produce
and publish VR panoramas. It is a great way for beginners to get
their work noticed, as well as for experienced producers to keep
their name and work out there in the public eye. It is non-
commercial, sponsored by the University of California Berkeley.

In addition to having your work displayed on this well-known site,
you can link back to your own site. There is a biography page where
you can describe yourself and your business, and provide urls and e-
mails for potential clients and fans. The site includes a randomly
selected panorama of the day and an RSS feed, as well as
comprehensive navigation tools and search.

The project began in March 2004 and has now published 14 themed
events. There are 3476 panoramas on the site, created by 841
different participants. Its geographic coverage is truly world-wide
(except for Antarctica), with entries from over 60 countries. It
includes some really outstanding works of panoramic art by leading
practitioners.

To participate all you need to do is to shoot your subject material
during the stated period (September 19-23), then produce it as a
QuickTime VR panorama in two versions, one medium size and one full-
screen, within stated size limits. You will have until October 5 to
log on to our Prep Server, upload your imagery and prepare your page.

A theme is provided to spark your imagination, but not to limit your
creativity. This event is "sustenance" - whatever it is that one
needs to survive, from the basics of food and water, to higher needs:
social, emotional, and spiritual. It can also be interpreted as
sustenance for something non-human, even non-biologic, or to
illustrate the concept of "sustainability" in businesses, systems,
and architecture. You can choose an easy static subject that is a
direct interpretation, such as a field of ripening crops or a "green"
building, or a "high concept" creation that needs explaining. Browse
the previous events for inspiration.

Full information on this event is at http://tinyurl.com/2d5ovj or
click the link for Next Event-Details on the home page.

The WWP team:
Don Bain
Landis Bennett
Markus Altendorff
Thomas Rauscher


這是一個全球可以共同分享各地文化、景觀的活動,
打算利用明天以及中秋連假進行取材,
大概拍不到製作月餅的畫面,
但中秋烤肉應該也算是符合"Sustenance"這主題吧!

星期二, 9月 11, 2007

北京2008

來自於 Reporters Without Borders 的首頁,
很有張力的畫面,一切盡在不言中...

Three Amazing Advancements In Printing Technology

科技發展真是日新月異,
底下三種別的印表機,真的是令人嘆為觀止!

1. 3-D Printer
3D立體印刷,曾看過台灣的代理商Demo,
對於喜歡製作模型的人,真是"夢幻機器"啊!
相對於高昂的價格,真的也只在夢境中才能擁有吧...


2. The D-Touch Pen
這玩意兒可以用來製作及機密的文件...


3. Micro Book
結合中國發明的"印刷術"及古代的"毫芒雕刻"技術,
事實上,這不就是晶片製造的感光技術運用到傳統紙張嗎?
新舊科技的結合,不僅是技術,也算是一種藝術吧! 

星期三, 9月 05, 2007

Google Earth 360VR

剛在另一個網誌"Formosa 360° Virtual Tour",
Post一篇"空軍慶祝814勝利70週年 松山基地營區開放活動"
如網誌標題及文章主題,就是展出活動的360°VR

就算是一魚兩吃的灌水兼打廣告,
好有奇新的人,請自行去瀏覽、下載KMZ檔體驗吧!



星期日, 9月 02, 2007

Google Earth Fight Simulator

上週跑去清泉崗,今天去松山基地,
就是為了參觀翱翔藍天的空軍軍機展示,
順便在現場也也拍了一堆的360°實景環場VR(環景)
這是題外話,暫且不表。

話說 Google Earth 推出了4.2版本,
不僅新增了中文介面、
Photo Layer 照片視角顯示的功能,
以及Sky "天空"星圖...

還有一樣類似像Game的虛擬飛行(Fight Simulator)
只要同時按[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[A]三鍵
就能享受飛行駕駛的樂趣!

只是用滑鼠或是靠按鍵實在很難操控
或許要敗(buy)個專業飛行搖桿,
再加上雙或是三螢幕,才能體驗虛擬翱翔的樂趣吧!

有關虛擬飛行(Fight Simulator)的鍵盤操作鍵,
請參閱日本官網:
フライト シミュレータのキーボード操作





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