I have a video but all I want is a beautiful 3D model

Instead of taking multiple photos of an object to create a 3D model, you should consider capturing video of the object instead. As we all know, a video consists of multiple frames that are stacked together and the frame rate is somewhere between 24 and 30. So basically you can just extract the frames from the video and use these frames to create a 3D model by using photogrammetry.

This is one way you can do it:

  • open your video in Photoshop
  • press the «Render Video» button in your «timeline» tab
  • select the «Photoshop Image Sequence» and be sure you have maximum quality for the JPG´s
  • if you are going to use Memento, you can not exceed 250 photos. I usually divide 250 with the duration of the video in seconds. In this way, I will not extract more than 250 frames
  • hit the «Render» button and wait

You have now approximately 250 photos waiting for you to import into Memento and then it is just to wait for the processing to be completed.

Voilà!

PS! I have all my personal videos stored in «Google Photos». Have Google ever considered starting making 3D model effects from these videos by using photogrammetry, or are they just waiting for «Google Tango» to make the first dance…?

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Case study #3 Part C: The final result

It seems like a decade since I wrote my first post about the modular facade:

But now the facade has been be fabricated, transported and mounted, and it is time to judge the final results.

Let us start with the construction phase. I am not found of surprises and that is why I detailed the facade down to the nuts and bolts. I was concerned that the manufacturer was not able to deliver good solution for important detail/concepts and therefor I wanted to be proactive. The result was that there were no bad surprises making the modules or when mounting them to the building.

And frankly, I am quite happy with the facade. I like how the facade reflects the light on the aluminium cladding, and the champagne color is playing well with the surrounding buildings. And keep in mind it is not an expensive facade, but together with the manufacturer we have found good solutions that we have discussed thoroughly.