Chancing it…

Driving around Malin Head last week we passed some beautiful natural rugged landscapes and I couldn’t help but wonder if it was worth sticking the phone out the window to record some video to try with photogrammetry. I was hoping that a 3D model could be derived from frames of less than optimal footage, so bumpy roads, motion blur, 1080p frames (low resolution for photogrammetry) and h264 compression were all working against an acceptable result. Surprisingly, Reality Capture used most of the extracted frames and produced a half-decent model, shown here in Toolbag 3.

It wouldn’t hold up to close scrutiny but would certainly work as background geometry somewhere or as the basis for a terrain heightmap.




~ by petemcnally on April 24, 2017.

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