Autodesk have recently made a video advert for their 3D reality capture software (ReCap 360). The cool thing is that they support the gopro camera (which I found causes funky effects with the fisheye lens), but it should not be a problem with Recap 360 (I will need to test this)
In their video they use a DJI Phantom with a gopro camera attached (no gimbal is used). You just set your gopro camera to time-lapse photo mode and fly around the object for abit. Then you upload all the photos from your quadcopter flight to the Recap 360 servers that will return a nice 3D model for you, both the point cloud and textured model! I do think that if you are using a gimbal with your quadcopter you will get better results though.
- Set the Go Pro Camera to time-lapse photo mode
- Fly around the object to get pictures from different angles (every 5-10 degrees).
- Select the best photos (up to 250)
- Upload the photos to Recap360
- Download your model!