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erikals
05-10-2012, 05:58 AM
interesting for Digital Doubles(!)

Agisoft PhotoScan Standard edition - $180
http://www.agisoft.ru/products/photoscan/standard


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d933XJbml1A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd4e9CAbfHE

also see > http://vimeo.com/22510336

photo vs laser quality > http://www.agisoft.ru/forum/index.php?topic=77.msg250#msg250


+ seems to be used on this project >
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU3R0oQhkGE

 

erikals
05-10-2012, 06:15 AM
 
can also manually with a bit work be combined with PhotoSculpt - $225
http://www.photosculpt.net (uses 2 images to create 3D...)

http://www.youtube.com/user/hipe0/videos

 

lardbros
05-10-2012, 06:42 AM
Autodesk have a free thing called Photofly (or 123D Catch as it's now imaginatively titled)...

http://www.123dapp.com/catch

Not tried it, but have colleagues who have used it for personal projects and had great success.

erikals
05-10-2012, 06:53 AM
yeah, but it's non-commercial though...

i do hope they release it for a good price, but being AD... well...

lardbros
05-10-2012, 06:58 AM
yeah, but it's non-commercial though...

i do hope they release it for a good price, but being AD... well...

True... and true again!

Will keep my fingers crossed... it seems Autodesk have quite a few 'mini' projects on the back-burner (ha, see what I did there)... the crowd sim thing for 3dsmax is quite interesting too. Gepeto or whatever it's called now.

Thanks for posting the other ones that are available for commercial use! :)

jeric_synergy
05-10-2012, 07:15 AM
interesting for Digital Doubles(!)
Agisoft PhotoScan Standard edition - $180
http://www.agisoft.ru/products/photoscan/standard
 
That's remarkable.

erikals
05-10-2012, 07:19 AM
hehe, backburner was a good one ;]

erikals
05-10-2012, 07:21 AM
...the crowd sim thing for 3dsmax is quite interesting too. Gepeto or whatever it's called now.

Gestapo? :]

jeric_synergy
05-10-2012, 07:33 PM
DL'd 123D Catch, pretty interesting. The demos give really optimum results, making your own is more problematical. >:^\

BUT, one thing: the OBJ imported fine, except that the Color channel was applied to the Diffuse channel. Copy/delete/paste and everything's better.

Is that an error in 123D Catch, or is it an error in LightWave Modeler's OBJ import routines? Does LWM normally correctly import the Color channel?

my first attempt below:

Philbert
05-12-2012, 10:11 PM
I tried Photofly before they unfortunately changed the name to 123D catch and was not really thrilled with the results. Since this seems to be essentially the same thing I'm concerned about spending money on it and having the same results.

archijam
05-13-2012, 12:38 PM
We use PhotoScan Pro here at work. Great app, and the developer responds to requests and queries directly.

The pro version offers GPS support, so you can geet great results of large scale models .. you just need to get the photos somehow ;) .. we use a drone.

..... no matter the software, don't be afraid to experiment. I have found out the following (usually apply):

- the background is important! don't try to 'just get blue sky' etc .. sometimes a textured background, if is is non-repetetive, can help the software a lot.

- feel free to 'help' the model. As you may know, reflection or changing lighting are bad for a model ... but if you sacrifice your image quality, you can boost your model quality
-- apply 'dust' or floor to the model to get rid of (some of) the reflections
-- with flatish, uniform textured models, extreme lighting, or multiple light sources help a LOT (just don't make more shadows yourself, and don't use the sun unless you take the photos quickly (sunlight changes) ..
-- try beaming patterns onto the model, using a projector .. i got great results with this.

Have fun! :D

jeric_synergy
05-13-2012, 02:12 PM
I tried Photofly before they unfortunately changed the name to 123D catch and was not really thrilled with the results. Since this seems to be essentially the same thing I'm concerned about spending money on it and having the same results.
I think w/good lighting its results could be quite good. Will post another sample soon.

Philbert
05-13-2012, 02:54 PM
Photoscan works entirely on your own PC right? No server side processing like 123D?

erikals
05-13-2012, 02:59 PM
yes, works entirely on the PC :]

Philbert
05-13-2012, 03:01 PM
Erikals are you replying to me?

erikals
05-13-2012, 03:54 PM
ok, fixed, read again :]
(too tired today i guess, Zzzz...)

Philbert
05-13-2012, 04:02 PM
Oh great, thanks. :)

jeric_synergy
05-13-2012, 08:05 PM
Considering how slow the cloud is computing the 123D Catch data, I shudder to think how long it would tie up a home machine.

JonW
05-13-2012, 08:34 PM
yes, works entirely on the PC :]

I'm interested in this & would want to run it on my PC as my Mini is obviously a bit slow, but none of my PCs are connected to the internet.

Philbert
05-13-2012, 10:48 PM
Well, like he said it runs entirely on the PC so it doesn't need the internet.