Free photogrammetry software review: 2017

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 →

I really dislike rotation maths!

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 →

Installing Bash on Windows 10

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 →

Free software I use

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 →

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