Living in the South East of the UK you are never far away from reminders of more turbulent times. Built during 1940/41 and stretching across the the country are lines of bunkers – known as pillboxes – and other fortifications intended to slow down an invading army. Type 24 Pillbox by Deep3D on Sketchfab. Thankfully Read more about Line of Control[…]
Discussion on the benefits of orthophotos, the limitations of viewing these files online and how a solution to online viewing has been found.
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The latest release of Agisoft Metashape 1.5.3 has seen some major improvements to the animation pane. Photoscan 1.4 beta first saw the animation pane appear and we did a review at the time. There was a choice of horizontal or vertical viewpoints and any detailed camera track could be loaded but needed 3rd party software Read more about Lights, Camera, Action![…]
The seabed and wrecks are dynamic environments. As divers we are not always aware of just how much things change unless something dramatic occurs. In 2012 the stern of the Karlsruhe was very ship-shape with neat lengths of teak decking in place. Then the stern winch capstan collapsed to the seabed and upended everything. Anything Read more about For The Wrecks They Are A-Changin[…]
Last week we set out to scan the wreck of the SMS Karlsruhe, one of the ships scuttled on the 21st of June 1919 in Scapa Flow. Everything was set; the Heart of Gold was prepared, the Suex scooter ready and the mindset was prepared for some serious scanning. The base for the week was Read more about Invasion of the Wreck Snatchers[…]
A good friend of mine was planning to sort his back garden out, but life threw stuff in the way and the project stalled. Built on a slope, right outside the back door was the planned space for a set of steps that lead into the rest of the garden. Could we design and make Read more about Commit To Cut – Photogrammetry Guides the Saw[…]
Quality In During a brief visit to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum one of the subjects was shot with the best camera to hand – an iPhone. The museum contains a wealth of art – the very finest expressions of what it means to be a creator. There were many worthy subjects but most were Read more about The Value of Quality[…]
Recently we helped IANTD run the first two day Diving Skills for Photogrammetry course at Vobster Quay Inland Diving. The course teaches not only how to dive and work as an efficient buddy pair to capture the photos needed, but goes into some detail as to how Metashape uses the images to align and build Read more about Aligning The Images – Why Things Go Wrong[…]
With the release of Metashape 1.5 we get a choice with the route to mesh creation: Depth Maps Dense Cloud For some purposes we don’t really need a mesh, the dense cloud is just a series of defined points in 3D space but can have GIS information and scale applied. But for most uses – Read more about Mesh it up – Depth Maps vs Dense Cloud[…]