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 →
I covered Meshroom back when it was version 2018. Shortly after, I wrote about trying out all the settings. It's been over a year and half since then, and in that time Meshroom has become my default photogrammetry software. I've got into a habit with changing the default graph, so wanted to share the settings... Continue Reading →
Photogrammetry testing: Agisoft Metashape. Affordable and good, there's a reason this is the go-to software.
Photogrammetry Testing: Reality Capture [Disclosure: I asked Capturing Reality for a temporary license to access the full version so I could test it and export models, they kindly agreed and gave me a 1 month license. This in no way affects my review] Ok, let’s get this out of the way – Reality Capture is... 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 →
AliceVision’s Meshroom was made available as a windows binary not long ago – I wrote about it shortly after it was released and produced a model using my standard test set using default settings. Since then, it’s become my go-to software for producing photogrammetric models. It’s generally not as fast as COLMAP, but I like... Continue Reading →