Category Archives for "Examples"

Posts with PhotoModeler project examples from in house and customers.

3D Printing from Photos

In recent years 3D printing technology has become much more accessible in terms of required technical skills and cost. Printing an actual 3D object is now easily achievable if you have a digital model. In this, our 70th tip, we show that with PhotoModeler you can create accurate 3D models from photographs of real objects, […]

Accuracy of Pile Volume Measurement with Photogrammetry

Accurate volume measurement of piles of material is important in a number of applications, such as: stock pile inventory management, volumes of tailing piles, volume of organic materials in composting operations, quarry pit size, mine reclamation, etc. These piles are difficult to measure due to their size, difficulty of traversing, and non-uniform shapes. The advent […]

Capturing Motion with Photogrammetry and PhotoModeler

In this post I highlight the practical uses of PhotoModeler Motion (PMM), and feature two example projects. PhotoModeler Motion / PMM is the top of the PhotoModeler product line. It brings the time dimension into your measurement and modeling projects. PMM includes all features of PhotoModeler and PhotoModeler Scanner, and adds modeling of a dynamic […]

Web viewing of 3D photogrammetry models with Sketchfab

Sketchfab is an exciting new service for presenting 3D model data on the web. PhotoModeler can export files compatible with Sketchfab. This blog post describes the steps to export a 3d model from PhotoModeler and load it into Sketchfab. Before we show the steps, we have uploaded some PhotoModeler samples into Sketchfab. (Note you will need […]

PhotoModeler’s New Point Cloud Meshing Capabilities

A number of improvements were made to the meshing capabilities in PhotoModeler Scanner version 2013.0.1 (April 22, 2013). Meshing is a key component in Scanner when working with point clouds created by DSM or by importing (such as from a laser scanner). The meshing steps have been redesigned to streamline the process of creating a […]

The Impossible Movie gets help from PhotoModeler and Photogrammetry

The Impossible, a movie starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, based on the true story of a family’s experience during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, contains key sequences that PhotoModeler helped produce. The Impossible’s visual effects team, Le Ranchito, based in Madrid, Spain, used PhotoModeler to help produce the critical models for the flood and […]

How Scientists Use Photogrammetry to Study Climate Change

Tad Pfeffer surveys glaciers. Currently a professor at the University of Colorado and fellow of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), he has spent the last 30 years studying these rivers of ice as barometers of climate change, and his work finds him mapping ice flows and cliffs in some very remote places. […]

Amazing New PhotoModeler Examples

Our customers have shown us some very interesting projects recently. Some great PhotoModeler Examples.  First, we have a forensic application which is also an illustration of performing DSM scanning on a very small object using macro photography. One of the advantages of photo-based 3D scanning is its size independence. This example is a perfect illustration […]