[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 →
A somewhat belated blog post about my recent paper with Stephen Gatesy, published in JVP (If you don't have access, just drop me an email). It's one of the papers I'm most proud to have worked on, because I think it's a really interesting discussion about what we mean when we say a track is... 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.
New paper out today in Biology Letters led by Chris Basu and with John Hutchinson, both from the Royal Vet College. Sivatherium is an extinct Giraffid from the Plio-Pleistocene boundary (~2.5 million years ago), found near the foothills of what is today (and indeed basically was then…) the Himalayas. It’s an interesting beasty that has... Continue Reading →
For a moment there, between 2012 and 2015, there was a glorious time where it all came together for me. I took to windows 8.1 immediately – it’s the first operating system I’ve ever bought outside of a new computer. I had it on my home computer, my work computer, and my phone. Settings and... Continue Reading →
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 →