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Photogrammetry: 10 Tips and Tricks

Photogrammetry has endless potential. But, it takes practice and a few pieces of advice to get high quality models. Here are 10 tips to making awesome 3D models of everything around you: 1. Don’t take pictures of shiny/reflective objects. It will only screw up the points the software identifies. 2. Take pictures of evenly lit...

Photogrammetry: Make 3D from 2D

Photogrammetry is a fancy term to describe taking 2D images taken from a camera (even a camera phone as I have used) and turning them into a 3D object. How is this possible? The complicated algorithm used in photgrammetry software find points in each 2D image and is able to map it out in 3D space by comparing it to the other images taken. There...

Drones: The Future

Droning….. One of the best hobbies out there for us tech-minded people. Do you like flying? Photography? Photogrammetry? Making a profit from a hobby? Just seeing some beautiful scenery right in your backyard?  If your answer is yes, droning is your next hobby. With a little color correction/grading, it can create some truly amazing...