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Tip 81: Change the image list thumbnail size in PhotoModeler

Posted on Monday, April 27th, 2015

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Have you ever wanted to increase the size of your thumbnail (or ‘chip’) images, in the PhotoModeler Photo List? It is possible to change the size via Preferences, but now it’s quicker, easier and more flexible: just use the + or – buttons on the Photo List toolbar! The Photo List in PhotoModeler provides a…Read More


Tip 80: Arranging your photos while referencing

Posted on Monday, April 13th, 2015

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While many aspects of PhotoModeler are automated, there are still times we need to use the manual point marking and referencing mode. This tip describes a method used in manual point referencing for arranging the photo windows different. It is called ‘Auto-arrange Photos’. When manually referencing points, it helps to open a number of photos…Read More


Tip 79: Rotate the PhotoModeler 3D View about a Point in a Mesh

Posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

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Often you want to navigate PhotoModeler’s 3D Viewer precisely and centered on a point of interest. Zooming or rotating about a specific point can make it much easier to study the 3D data. Fortunately, there are ways to control how the 3D model is centered, zoomed and rotated. By default, the rotation and zoom controls…Read More


Tip 78: Modeling Planar Curves in One Photo – or how to model a pool

Posted on Monday, March 16th, 2015

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There are a number of ways to model a curve in PhotoModeler. Curves in PhotoModeler are represented as NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational Basis Splines). A complicated name but they are very easy to create. In this tip video we demonstrate a technique that uses just a single photograph to outline the edge of a swimming pool…Read More


PhotoModeler 2015.1 Release: Cool new features!

Posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

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PhotoModeler, PhotoModeler Scanner and PhotoModeler Motion have a new release: version 2015.1.0 – release date Mar. 3, 2015. This update has some very interesting new tools. The two most significant additions are: Point Auto-detect Mode – a new tool to significantly speed up the point marking and referencing process. Click on a feature on one…Read More


Tip 77: Using Lines to Mark Hidden Corners in Photogrammetry

Posted on Thursday, February 12th, 2015

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We have a short and sweet tip video this week. In photogrammetry we often mark the corners of objects in photos to define their 3D locations or outline the object. Did you know that you can use temporary intersecting lines to mark corner points that are obscured or hidden? When modeling buildings, other outdoor scenes/objects,…Read More


UAS / UAV Photography for 3D Scanning, Measurement and Modeling

Posted on Monday, January 19th, 2015

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With the proliferation of UAS/UAV (unmanned aircraft systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones) armed with lightweight cameras it has become much easier to capture, scan, measure and 3D model scenes from above. The technique is called photogrammetry. You no longer need to hire an airplane to take aerial photos or purchase expensive aerial photos of…Read More


Tip 75: Masking to Improve Orthophoto and 3D Textures

Posted on Monday, December 22nd, 2014

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Did you know that photos can be masked to improve orthophoto and 3D texture output? Sometimes project photos have unwanted items or artifacts that can negatively affect the orthophoto or 3D texture output. For example, a moving car or person appears in a scene while photos are being taken, or a tree or bush is…Read More


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

Posted on Monday, December 8th, 2014

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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

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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



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