Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Project Photofly from Autodesk

Autodesk labs has refined their interesting program Project Photofly. It is a free dowload from autodesk. Basically it creates a DWG / or FBX (can be used with Revit / 3DS Max) out of photos taken of the building using your typical digital camera.
You take a series of photos of the building from all angles and the project photofly stitches these photos to make a 3D model. Autodesk has a detailed shooting guide. I suggest you read these before starting.
Something to look for:
  1. moving objects in photos (cars, humans etc.)
  2. too much background or foreground disturbances
We are starting on documenting a structure in a couple of weeks and will update this post!

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