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Tip 85: Measuring suspect height using a single photo from an unknown camera

Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

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Surveillance cameras are ubiquitous in public places. Crimes and/or the suspects participating in them are often captured on one or more of these cameras. Measuring the height of a suspect in a scene is usually a key piece of evidence in identifying the individual. PhotoModeler can be used to accurately measure the height of a suspect in a single image from an unknown camera.…Read More


Tip 84: Preconfigured Layers and Materials in New Projects

Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

LayMat

Do you find yourself adding the same layers and/or materials to each of your new PhotoModeler projects? Or do you need a way to organize most of your PhotoModeler projects the same way – so that you can more easily separate or group items and display them in isolation? If yes, or if you don’t…Read More


Tip 83: Using 3D Light Rays for Photogrammetric Project Assessment

Posted on Monday, June 29th, 2015

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PhotoModeler has an interesting photogrammetry visualization tool for assessing the geometry and the structure of a 3D solution. This tool is called “Rays” – short for ‘visualized light rays’. A light ray is shown in the 3D View as a solid white line and portrays the vector that light would have traveled from the point…Read More


Tip 82: Use Point Auto-detect to quickly mark imported points on photos

Posted on Thursday, May 28th, 2015

ControlTool

A recent update added the ability to use Point Auto-detect for Control point marking and Multi-point Transform point marking (in addition to regular point marking as described in this blog post). This tool can help speed up marking and referencing, with the right kind of project and photos. External data is sometimes used to set…Read More


Using a Dropcam for Forensics and 3D Measurement

Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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The Dropcam security camera is one of several easy-to-use IP cameras on the market for self-monitoring security systems. This article describes a forensic simulation using Dropcam imagery, and the 3D-from-photos software, PhotoModeler. PhotoModeler is the most comprehensive solution, at any price, for working with images from a variety of sources to produce accurate 3D measurements…Read More


PhotoModeler 2015.1.1 Release: more improvements!

Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

PhotoModeler, PhotoModeler Scanner and PhotoModeler Motion have a new release: version 2015.1.1 – release date May 4, 2015. This update has some useful new features, several customer requested changes, and some fixes.     The two most significant changes are: 1. New EGE point marking and assignment modes: The various point marking/assignment modes are now…Read More


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

PlanarCurvesPool

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



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