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 at different focal lengths, and the object isn’t perfectly, systematically, covered by photos. This is partly lazy (I just quickly got a bunch of photos at the time because I wasn’t envisioning it going on for so long), but also partly deliberate (at least that’s … Continue reading Free photogrammetry software review: 2017
I’ve previously discussed on this blog my love of dealing with a combination of rotation maths and awkward software. I finally solved the problems that have been bugging my simulation workflow for the past 5 years, and I thought now … Continue reading Maya to Liggghts: Converting complex Euler rotations into Axis-Angle via quaternions.
[updated 17/12/17 to get rid of unnecessary meshlab portion] 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 … Continue reading Automating free photogrammetry: Scripts I use
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 … Continue reading What is a “Well Preserved” footprint?
Here’s the original post, with links to all posts This post was updated 27/5/17 – see end of post; turns out using COLMAP for sparse reconstruction let openMVS create an awesome mesh. Normally I see OpenMVS mentioned in the same breath as OpenMVG, but I’m still having significant troubles with OpenMVG behaving with this dataset, so I’ll run the matching with VisualSFM. Download VisualSFM here: http://ccwu.me/vsfm/ And Download OpenMVS binaries here: http://cdcseacave.github.io/openMVS/ (or build it yourself from source.) It’s a while since I’ve used VisualSFM, preferring COLMAP recently. My word it is fast! 95 seconds to a full reconstruction … Continue reading Photogrammetry Testing 11: VisualSFM & OpenMVS (and COLMAP+openMVS)
Here’s the original post, and links to all posts I have previously outlined my goal of testing multiple photogrammetry solutions on a single dataset, and reporting times and results. I’m using a dataset based on photographs of this Styracosaurus model … Continue reading Photogrammetry Testing 10: MicMac
Here’s the original post, and links to all posts I have previously outlined my goal of testing multiple photogrammetry solutions on a single dataset, and reporting times and results. I’m using a dataset based on photographs of this Styracosaurus model … Continue reading Photogrammetry Testing 9: 3DF Zephyr Free