Ecosynth has been developing a python library called "EcosynthAerial" that contains some utilities we think could be helpful to people running SfM point cloud workflows with Photoscan or Ecosynther. In this post, I'll show you how to get the library, give a quick overview of its structure, and introduce a couple functions that we've found to be particularly helpful in our own work.
The Ecosynth library can be installed…Continue
To advance our research on tree stem mapping using ground-based cameras, we need to acquire high quality videos on the ground using cellphones with optical image stabilization technology. Up to now, I have found 3 phones with this capability:…
I recently figured out how to animate models I've exported from Photoscan, so have a few animations I've made of the campus scan.
At Jonathan's request: sun paths.Continue
Another training complete! Eric Principato came down this weekend for flight training. We covered everything from mission planning to copter repair to Photoscan. Eric is starting a position analogous to mine, as the lab mechanical engineer for Dr. Lyndon Estes. Eric picked up piloting…Continue
This project develop a system which allows users to build interactively 3D models of real-world environments by means of mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers. Regarding the repid progress in mobile technologies, this methodology bears tremendous potential by offering unprecedented interactivity and mobility. In particular, the feedback, provided to the user in the course of reconstruction, can assist his movements in order to construct a 3D model with the…Continue