Retexturing from two seperate scans using Maya.
This is one of those questions that I see cropping up regularly in discussions online and off; Should I shoot and process RAW photos, or will I get the same results with out-of-camera JPGs? There is absolutely a school of thought among photogrammetry practitioners that everything should be absolutely top-quality: Prime lenses, shooting in RAW,... Continue Reading →
Working with photogrammetry, laser scanning, and all the other techniques I dabble with/intimately rely on, I generate a lot of 3D data. For the most part that data is usually very high resolution, and often quite noisy and in need of cleaning up. I want to detail here some of the software I've come across... Continue Reading →
I get a lot of contacts asking what's wrong with their software, and usually the answer is that the photos don't have good overlap, or differing backgrounds. Sometimes I get directly asked how to take the photos, and certainly my students carrying it out for the first time need to be shown how to take... Continue Reading →
This should give you the basics to generate a heat map of height for a 3D model (in this case a fossil dinosaur footprint), using CloudCompare (One of my top choices of freely available software*). I’m going to assume you have a model correctly scaled, but not necessarily oriented to any specific world axis. The... Continue Reading →
Here's the original post, and links to all posts I think I've found a new favourite photogrammetry software! Available here: http://people.inf.ethz.ch/jschoenb/colmap/, I actually came across it when I followed back referral to my own site to this thread on Sketchfab, where Mesheritage mentioned COMAP - so full thanks to them! COLMAP has an excellent documentation available... Continue Reading →
Small post announcing the publication of a new paper: Xing, L., M. G. Lockley, H. Klein, P. L. Falkingham, J. Y. U. L. Kim, R. T. Mccrea, J. Zhang, W. S. P. Iv, T. A. O. Wang and Z. Wang (2016). "First early Jurassic small ornithischian tracks from Yunnan Province , Southwestern China." PALAIOS 31(11):... Continue Reading →
I should probably have made this post sooner, as it's about my chapter in the Great Dinosaur Track Book Of 2016: "Dinosaur Tracks: The Next Steps". It's a volume I was privileged enough to be an editor for, and it contains a number of excellent chapters. I wanted to post about my own... Continue Reading →