3D model from 2D photos – 123D Catch from AutoDesk

The world of photogrammetry (or photoscanning) has come a long way in a short time. Last week I took 36 photos of some rocks on a beach in Royal National Park just south of Sydney and used 123D Catch to create a 3D model.

You can see a video of the model from the point of view of a camera flying around it here on YouTube http://youtu.be/ObXFwvEL8JE

A few of the photos and the 3D model displayed in MeshLab are shown below.

photos_3D_model_in_MeshLab_from_123D_Catch_RocksolverThe good thing for Rocksolver is that this type of technology can be used to update the shape of the rock structure as it is being built so that cumulative errors are avoided in our rock-packing algorithm.


About malcolmlambert

Atmospheric physicist by trade. Spent some years working in Antarctica and building a house in Tasmania. One day a very old technology (dry stone walling) and a very new technology (computer science) came together in my brain and I conceived an invention. Now I'm an inventor/entrepreneur.
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1 Response to 3D model from 2D photos – 123D Catch from AutoDesk

  1. elefine says:

    Pretty cool!

    Sent from Eve’s iPhone

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