You can try our new Photoshop plugin that uploads panoramas to Photosynth:
From what i have read your panoramas will be hosted to photosynth's website. But this solution is not convenient because if you have for example a 3gigabyte image or more, it will take you hours to upload it. I dont find this solution good for me because i want initialy my HDview content to be in my computer for local use.
Yes the new plugin is for hosting panoramas on the Photosynth site.
For the XML error with the HDView plugin, first uncheck "Open Web Page After Export". Then look at the .htm file that was generated ("yourfile.htm"). In it try replacing "FileName=#hdvxmlembed" with "FileName=yourfile.xml" or "FileName=yourfile_hdv.xml" and see if that works.
I've never used photosynth. This is pretty much off-topic, but do you know whether photosynth can be used to visualize this inside of a tunnel? Here is an example of a series of 360 panoramas I've made in a tunnel http://www.360cities.net/tour-preview/crrel-permafrost-tunnel-panoramic-tour . What I'd like to know is whether I could photosynth to create a seamless version of these individual panoramas. Ideally what I'd like is to create a true 3D model, extract a point cloud, create a tubular surface from it, and then texture the surface with the photos as a seamless mosaic that one could move through. Is something like possible in photosynth? I'd appreciate links to anything similar or related.