Accurate 3D models with just a quadcopter and a gopro camera


#1

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.

  1. Set the Go Pro Camera to time-lapse photo mode
  2. Fly around the object to get pictures from different angles (every 5-10 degrees).
  3. Select the best photos (up to 250)
  4. Upload the photos to Recap360
  5. Download your model!

#2

Wow!!!
That’s really impressive!
And it seems so easy to create accurate modelizations…

Thanks for sharing :slight_smile:
Mathieu