I scan a lot of 2.5D things. That is to say, 3D, but only a surface. Think dinosaur tracks, like this: One of the problems you can come across is if you want to 3D print something like this, it needs thickness. Visualization can also be helped if there’s context for the edges. I’ll outline... Continue Reading →
A lot of the photogrammetry models I make, and that I generally see online are of decent sized objects, or even large buildings and terrains. But as long as you can take a decent photo of something, you can digitize it. A while ago I tweeted some nice Macro images of a fossil fish specimen... Continue Reading →
This is very exciting news I came across on shuttercg.com - Epic games have acquired Capturing Reality, the developers of Reality Capture. This is a pretty big deal, I think. Reality Capture was by far, both the quickest and best quality photogrammetry software in my testing. However, their pricing model has been pretty ridiculous, either... Continue Reading →
Last week the binaries for AliceVision Meshroom 2021.1.0 were released. I’ll take a look at what’s changed since the last time we took a look at Meshroom. Meshroom 2020 and texturing. The last time I posted specifically about Meshroom, it was version 2019.2. I didn’t make a post about 2020.1.0 mainly because texturing broke. Previously... Continue Reading →
I have previously waxed lyrical about the original Surface Go, claiming it was the perfect companion device. I stand by that statement - the size and power was great for travelling around, writing and reading documents, and just generally having by your side. But, the Surface Go came out in 2018, and it's starting to... Continue Reading →
I test out the Surface Pro X as a replacement for my Surface Go. I try out x64 compatibility too, using the latest Windows Insider preview.
In these COVID times, I've been required to do all my lecturing online. LJMU have continued to give practicals face-to-face, but the lectures are being delivered via the internet. In almost all cases so far, I've given live lectures over Zoom, and this has worked really well. Not only have the lectures been delivered smoothly... Continue Reading →