Given how insanely popular my 'trying photogrammetry software' series has been this year, I thought I'd round up what I've tried, what's worked well, and what hasn't. Obviously I gave each piece of software in my blog posts a go with a standard dataset. That photo set was not ideal - it includes photos taken... Continue Reading →
[updated 17/12/17 to get rid of unnecessary meshlab portion] [updated 01/04/18 - Updated scripts for version 3.4+ of COLMAP] In a vain attempt to be useful, I want to share the script I'm currently using to automate my photogrammetry workflow. I'm using COLMAP in conjunction with openMVS on Windows 10 at the moment, and I... Continue Reading →
For the last couple of days and nights, I've been doing my best to try and get my Maya scripts working to convert XROMM animations into input files for LIGGGHTS. I've previously done this for my paper with Stephen Gatesy, 'The Birth of a Dinosaur Track', but that was a) quite a while ago now,... Continue Reading →
In which I tried - and failed - to document pros and cons for about a million different combinations of software.
The recent update for Windows 10 enabled a feature that I’m sure has gone unnoticed by many: You can now install a native linux terminal in Windows. Who cares? I hear you ask. Well, I’ll be writing up guides on some open source software soon, and using Bash on Windows 10 is waaaaay easier than... Continue Reading →
**update 21/2/19: Not only has Dremel moved to a waaay better slicing software (based on Cura), but the latest firmware (v1.5, 20180611) has enabled standard *.gcode support for the 3D20 model. Finally...** Last year I got hold of a Dremel Idea Builder 3D printer. It’s been great, and I’ve been able to print a... Continue Reading →
My extolling the wonders for productivity given by windows 8.1 and Onedrive, and my disappointment with Windows 10
Being a computery type of palaeontologist, a lot of what I do requires pretty specialist software, and ideally pretty beefy hardware. Being from Yorkshire, I begrudge paying the exceedingly large amounts of money that a lot of the professional software packages demand. But there are better reasons for my thriftiness – using freely available software... Continue Reading →