Fans of photogrammetry will like some updates we have with our service which is still in preview mode for a short while.
PHOTO ON RECAP 360
ReCap Photo has been rebranded as Photo on ReCap 360, positioning it as a reality capture service for image-based 3D modeling on our ReCap 360 cloud platform. All ReCap Photo capabilities are included in this service now available at http://recap360.autodesk.com. Also available on this platform for ReCap and ReCap Pro users is the new Real View on ReCap 360 service to publish, view, share and annotate laser scans in the cloud.
· GoPro camera support – use a GoPro camera with its wide angle fish eye lens to capture images over short distances from land, sea or air.
· Mesh and texture display – display image-based 3D models in mesh or texture or combine the mesh view with full or flat shaded texture.
· Smart cropping – limit a scene automatically to quickly calculate only what is in front of the camera.
· Bounding box – reduce the size of a project for faster processing by easily cleaning the surrounding environment in a scene.
· Unit support – set measurement units of reconstructed scenes.
· Gallery list view – preview a list of projects in the gallery view.
· Improved UI – enhanced usability of manual stitch, distance and survey points input.
· Streamlined ReCap Pro workflow – survey points added to an imaged-based model now align automatically with survey points in a ReCap Pro model.
· Simplified selection of mesh quality modes – reconstructions are now available in preview (draft) and ultra (professional) modes only.
So now you can get a nice small drone, attach a GoPro camera and take to the skies and create 3D scans of buildings, objects and areas
Or in my case, my house :)
Just be aware of the rules and regulations in your country as for commercial use you need certification to fly.
In the UK you can fly under 400ft as long as you are not over live traffic, rail and people.
In most cases you don’t even need to fly that high.