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

Posted on Monday, January 19th, 2015

UAS

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

FeatureMask

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


Tip 73: Customizing Object State Colors

Posted on Monday, November 24th, 2014

VariousColors

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

Placed

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

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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

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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



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