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Using a Dropcam for Forensics and 3D Measurement

Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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


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

Posted on Monday, January 19th, 2015

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


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


Accuracy of Pile Volume Measurement with Photogrammetry

Posted on Monday, November 4th, 2013

Accurate volume measurement of piles of material is important in a number of applications, such as: stock pile inventory management, volumes of tailing piles, volume of organic materials in composting operations, quarry pit size, mine reclamation, etc. These piles are difficult to measure due to their size, difficulty of traversing, and non-uniform shapes. The advent…Read More


Photogrammetry helps police clear accident scenes quickly and safely

Posted on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Car accidents are an ordeal for everyone. They’re traumatic for the people involved, of course, but they also affect everyone else on the road. The more serious the incident, the more likely that multiple lanes will be blocked, and the longer it will take to get it cleared. The police officers at the scene have…Read More


PhotoModeler’s New Point Cloud Meshing Capabilities

Posted on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

A number of improvements were made to the meshing capabilities in PhotoModeler Scanner version 2013.0.1 (April 22, 2013). Meshing is a key component in Scanner when working with point clouds created by DSM or by importing (such as from a laser scanner). The meshing steps have been redesigned to streamline the process of creating a…Read More


The Impossible Movie gets help from PhotoModeler and Photogrammetry

Posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The Impossible, a movie starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, based on the true story of a family’s experience during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, contains key sequences that PhotoModeler helped produce. The Impossible’s visual effects team, Le Ranchito, based in Madrid, Spain, used PhotoModeler to help produce the critical models for the flood and…Read More


How Scientists Use Photogrammetry to Study Climate Change

Posted on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Tad Pfeffer surveys glaciers. Currently a professor at the University of Colorado and fellow of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), he has spent the last 30 years studying these rivers of ice as barometers of climate change, and his work finds him mapping ice flows and cliffs in some very remote places.…Read More


Amazing New PhotoModeler Examples

Posted on Friday, April 8th, 2011

Our customers have shown us some very interesting projects recently. Some great PhotoModeler Examples. ¬†First, we have a forensic application which is also an illustration of performing DSM scanning on a very small object using macro photography. One of the advantages of photo-based 3D scanning is its size independence. This example is a perfect illustration…Read More


New PhotoModeler Geology Article

Posted on Friday, January 28th, 2011

A new journal article describes a technique using PhotoModeler for the measurement of inaccessible geological features. Details here¬†– look for “Using Close Range Photogrammetry to Measure the Position of Inaccessible Geological Features”.



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