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3D Printing from Photos

Posted on Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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,…Read More

Tip 69: Using 3D Glasses with the 3D Viewer

Posted on Monday, September 29th, 2014


Did you know that you can set up the PhotoModeler 3D Viewer to display your model as a 3D stereo view for use with 3D glasses? It’s a neat to way to visualize your model by increasing the perception of depth, and it’s simple to set up in PhotoModeler. PhotoModeler uses the red/blue style of…Read More

PhotoModeler 2014.1.1 Release

Posted on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

PMS 2014 CD

PhotoModeler, PhotoModeler Scanner and PhotoModeler Motion have a new release version 2014.1.1 (release date Sept. 15, 2014). There are a few interesting new features, and another goal is improved stability. The new features: Draw Mask Mode. A new Draw Mask tool has been added for drawing Masks directly onto photos. These masks can be used…Read More

Tip 68: Precise Camera Alignment in 3D Studio Max

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Tip 68 Video Shot

An interesting use for photogrammetry is determining the location and angles of a camera when a photo was taken, and then using that information in 3D rendering and animation software to provide an accurate background image. The 3D software will know where the camera was located and how it was oriented so additional 3D objects…Read More

Tip 67: Two ways to use external XYZ data in PhotoModeler

Posted on Monday, August 18th, 2014

Tip 67 Screen Shot

External 3D XYZ point data can be imported into PhotoModeler and used in a few different ways. This tip video describes the two most common uses: multi-point transforms, and control points. External XYZ data can be supplied by other measurement devices, such as survey total stations, GIS, laser scanners, or other photogrammetry projects. This data,…Read More

Blog and RSS Change

Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

The PhotoModeler Blog and the RSS feed have moved to a different domain. Those that get the blog by email should continue to do so with a slightly different format. Those that follow the blog with an RSS reader should still see the blog (the rss feed request is redirected) but you may have seen…Read More

Tip 66: Interesting Ways to Set PhotoModeler’s 3D View

Posted on Monday, July 21st, 2014

Tip 66 3D Viewer Screen

PhotoModeler’s 3D View window has controls for manipulating the view position. This allows you to rotate around the 3d model, zoom in and out, or pan. The buttons in the bottom right corner of the 3D View provide this user interactive dynamic control of the view. You move the mouse cursor over one of the…Read More

PhotoModeler Orthophoto Improvements & 2014.1 Release

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014

2014.1 Orthophoto Blending

A new version of PhotoModeler¬†(2014.1) was released July 9th. The main focus of this release is improved orthophoto production – in quality, speed and capability. An orthophoto is a re-rendering of photographic data to take into account the surface shape.¬† It turns a photograph (or set of photographs) into an image that is like an…Read More

Tip 65: PhotoModeler Help Resources

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014

Tip 65 Tutorial Screen

There are a number of very useful resources available to assist with learning PhotoModeler (whether it is first time use or an expert learning about a new feature). This tip video outlines a number of these resources and how to access them. Some of the resources described are: the tutorial summary dialog that opens at…Read More

Tip 64: Relating Camera Stations and Photos in PhotoModeler

Posted on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Screen shot of tip 64 video

In PhotoModeler a Camera takes a Photo. The location and orientation of the Camera in space when the Photo was taken is called a Camera Station. Photos and Camera Stations are central concepts in PhotoModeler and photogrammetry. There is a one-to-one relationship between a Photo and a Camera Station. In the PhotoModeler user interface Camera…Read More

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