Monday, July 21, 2014

Photogrammetry Scan Test 7

Again, something completely different, we thought we would test a drone. Problem was that for a test we didn't want to bother some of the contacts that we have with drones, so we turned to the internet for some footage and found this video by MisterG of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to extract some of the stills to test.

Now our guess is... that his drone was carrying a Canon 5Dmkiii or similar, though it doesn't really matter as we extracted the images in After effects to 1080p resolution for the test.

The take away:
Thats more like it again! The only down fall is the coverage of the images to parts of the scene, and could be fixed with re projected textures in maya, zbrush or similar. It again proves that a aerial type image capture on a sunny day is far superior for a great starting point to an really quite detailed and textured urban or pastural model.

To still try:
Time for a real project study! TBC