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.
A free/opensource workflow from CT scan to FEA
Free software workflow from CT scan to FEA results
Trials and tribulations of recording lectures – what’s (not) worked
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 →
Free and Commercial Photogrammetry software review: 2020 [with minor updates in 2021]
It's been a few years since I've done a review of all the software I've tried. It's time to update that, with more free software, and the commercial (paid) software I've been trying out. I was trying to find a way to include a sort-able and filter-able table, but that requires a business plan apparently,... Continue Reading →
Photogrammetry Testing: 3DF Zephyr 5.0
I’ve covered 3DF Zephyr before, both the free version, and the professional version. Today 3D Flow released version 5.0, which claims significant speed ups and quality improvements, so I thought I’d run my standard dataset through it. I'm using the 14 day trial version of Lite. The free version is still available but limited to... Continue Reading →
Moving from Endnote to Zotero
A running theme of this blog (and my work in general) is in using freely available software when I can. There's multiple reasons for this; the main and most obvious being saving money. But there are other reasons too - losing access when changing institutions (or when licensing changes and something becomes unaffordable) is a... Continue Reading →
Transferring textures from two halves to a whole (using Maya)
Retexturing from two seperate scans using Maya.
Transferring textures from two halves to a whole (using Blender)
Using a scan in two halves to re-project a texture onto a new mesh, using Blender.
Aligning and merging two halves of a scan: CloudCompare
This post will show you how to align a scan in two or more parts using CloudCompare. Or there's a video tutorial. Ideally, when you scan an object with laser scanning or photogrammetry, you want to get the whole thing in one go. With photogrammetry, that might involve what I've seen called the 'void' method... Continue Reading →
Alicevision Meshroom 2019.2.0 – best settings (that I use)
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 →