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Tip 74: Troubleshooting with the Max. Residual status bar button

Posted on Monday, December 8th, 2014


Did you know that the Max. Residual status bar is a handy troubleshooting tool when working with manually marked or sub-pixel target marked projects? When a project’s maximum residual error is large (especially anything above 20 pixels on a manually marked project, or above 10 pixels on a target marked project), it usually means there…Read More

PhotoModeler 2015.0 Release

Posted on Friday, December 5th, 2014


PhotoModeler, PhotoModeler Scanner and PhotoModeler Motion have a new release: version 2015.0.0 – release date Dec. 3, 2014. PhotoModeler has always been used in a wide variety of industries, and recently there have been more PhotoModeler Scanner users in the geotechnical, mining, and land survey fields. As a result, PhotoModeler is being used more with…Read More

Tip 73: Customizing Object State Colors

Posted on Monday, November 24th, 2014


Did you know that you can assign color materials to objects, and customize the colors used to denote the state of an object in PhotoModeler? In this case, ‘state’ means an object is selected, or is being referenced, assigned, etc. Materials First, 3D objects in PhotoModeler like points, lines, edges, cylinders, and surfaces all have…Read More

Tip 72: Exporting a 3D model for use in Google Earth

Posted on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014


Did you know that 3D models created in PhotoModeler can be transfered to Google Earth? If your model has a geographic coordinate system set up it can be exported from PhotoModeler in the .kmz format and viewed in Google Earth. It’s a great way to share your models with colleagues, friends, or the Google Earth…Read More

Tip 71: Using Landscape and Portrait Oriented Photos

Posted on Monday, October 27th, 2014


Did you know that you can use landscape-oriented and portrait-oriented photos in PhotoModeler, and use both types mixed in the same project if needed? Sometimes the object/scene being modeled is a shape that is best captured using a mix of portrait and landscape photos. This can help improve scene coverage, which is important when trying…Read More

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

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