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 of that. The object is the end of a bullet cartridge and is less than a cm across. See full description at bottom of the Crime Example page. Second, we have an interesting application in hydrology and geomorphology. This is scan of a stream bed simulation table. See full description here. Lastly, we have a large architectural project done with 50 photographs and a number…Read More
Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2011
PhotoModeler and PhotoModeler Scanner have been upgraded to 2011.0.2. The new version is available as a download patch or from within PhotoModeler using the Check for Updates function. There are 17 fixes and small improvements. Main goal of this release is stability. See new features.
Posted on Thursday, February 24th, 2011
PhotoModeler and PhotoModeler Scanner have been upgraded to 2011.0.1. The new version is available as a download patch or from within PhotoModeler using the Check for Updates function. There are 35 fixes and improvements. Two amazing new features are for PhotoModeler Scanner: a) the new ‘colorize point clouds by height’ 3d viewer function – click on thumbnail to the left to see larger version, and b) the Idealize step is no longer required before DSM creation. See the New Features page.
Posted on Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
Datapix from the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia is our latest Authorized service firm. They specialize in: Topographic, Civil and Structural Measurements, Aerial Photo Ortho-rectification, Photo Overlays and Visualizations.
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”.
Posted on Friday, January 28th, 2011
A new reseller in Slovenia will carry PhotoModeler and PhotoModeler Scanner in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia. Information here.
Posted on Friday, January 14th, 2011
The first upgrade release for 2011 is now available. The release is ‘2011.0.0’. There are 64 changes and fixes. A few of the useful improvements are: Camera station GPS and geo-coordinates support, Further speed improvements, and Cursor-key table navigation. Details here. This page describes our new version numbering system (that started with the 2010 release in October 2010).
Posted on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
The first patch upgrade for PhotoModeler 2010 and PhotoModeler Scanner 2010 is now available. The release is 2010.0.09. There are 40 changes and fixes. A few useful improvements as well. Details here. In addition, there are tutorial video updates – some now with closed captions, and a number of new ones. See www.photomodeler.com/tutorial-vids/online-tutorials.htm.
Posted on Thursday, October 28th, 2010
PhotoModeler 2010 and PhotoModeler Scanner 2010 are released today for sale. With a new cornerstone feature in PhotoModeler Scanner 2010 called SmartMatch, the result can often be a stunning, photorealistic 3D model generated from photographs entirely automatically. SmartMatch detects and matches natural features in images – giving automated project setup and 3D data without the use of targets. In addition, all of the software’s core algorithms have been rewritten for higher performance, and many of the algorithms are now threaded to take advantage of modern multi-core CPUs. Comparing the previous version PhotoModeler 6 to the new PhotoModeler 2010 on a four core computer, a user may experience speed improvements of up to 4x in project processing, 16x with automatic target…Read More
Posted on Monday, October 4th, 2010
An amazing new feature was added to the PhotoModeler 2010 beta on Friday. The feature is called SmartMatch. SmartMatch brings automation to create 3d data from every-day images. SmartMatch searches out natural feature points in images, matches them between photos, and generates 3d xyz points automatically. It is as simple as loading your photos and pressing “Go”. The best way to understand SmartMatch is to watch the video on YouTube (try HD and full screen for best viewing) For those familiar with PhotoModeler’s coded targets and automated coded target projects, you can think of SmartMatch as automation for photos without targets. SmartMatch creates SmartPoints as a replacement for coded targets in certain scenes. Think of the time that you can…Read More
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