Scapa Flow – The Results

3D Work in Scapa At least once a year we take the long drive north to Orkney and Scapa Flow for a week of diving onboard the MV Valkryie. The Flow has been used as a military base during both world wars and the German High Seas Fleet was interred and scuttled there in 1919. Read more about Scapa Flow – The Results[…]

DEMS – Another View

Slope Analysis As we have discussed before Digital Elevation Models help us understand subtle changes in depth (or height) of the subject. We also think they are art in their own right. Tucked away in the 1.4 release of Agisoft Photoscan Pro is a preference that adds slope analysis. The colours applied to the model Read more about DEMS – Another View[…]

Let There Be Light

In the Beginning… In our temperate northern waters there is a lack of light. The very thing that underwater photogrammetry needs is often in short supply and light is like a drug. You always want more. Underwater photographers get around the limits of natural light with flash guns or video lights and these generally work Read more about Let There Be Light[…]

Recent News – Maps and Mags

Sketchfab Maps The previous update discussed  how Sketchfab labs had started to test the waters with geo locating 3D models. One limitation for those of us who work with underwater photogrammetry was precise location. When generating the tagging code all we could was get close and there was no way to enter precise longitude and latitude coordinates. Read more about Recent News – Maps and Mags[…]

Photscan 1.4 Beta – Animation

A New Version Our friends at Agisoft have released a beta edition of Photoscan Pro 1.4. With all releases there will be some additions that get our pulses racing. Animation is one such feature. Having the ability to quickly create simple short videos of our models has been on our wish list for a while. With the latest Read more about Photscan 1.4 Beta – Animation[…]

Gone But Not Forgotten.

Gone Late last week a tanker in Weymouth Bay managed to snag a torpedo on its anchor. Royal Navy divers from the Southern Diving Unit dealt with the problem torpedo and a link to the full story is here. The torpedo in question is almost certainly one of Grahame Knott’s Deeper Dorset finds. The torpedo Read more about Gone But Not Forgotten.[…]

Can We Take a Closer Look?

Deadlines and Detail Having masses of data is a double edged sword. Too little and your images won’t align or your models lack definition. Too much and processing time jumps exponentially. Its always a balancing act between a desire for detailed models and the time available. When The Thistlegorm Project team decided to launch the website on Read more about Can We Take a Closer Look?[…]

The Brandy Wreck – Then and Now

Background Way back 2011 Grahame Knott of Deeper Dorset found a small wreck site in Weymouth Bay. At the time the search was on to find more of the P47-D Thunderbolt but in true shipwreck hunting fashion Grahame found another mystery. Known as the Brandy Wreck, the site had four iron guns, two anchors, a millstone and ballast stones. Read more about The Brandy Wreck – Then and Now[…]

Bolt in the Bay – P47-D Crash Site

Background A few years back Grahame Knott of Deeper Dorset found the dispersed remains of an aircraft in Weymouth Bay. Over the years pieces of the jigsaw have come together, with pieces of information as diverse as component part numbers and an entry in the Portland War Diary (Held at the National Archives)  all adding up to Read more about Bolt in the Bay – P47-D Crash Site[…]

Project Thistlegorm – The Processing Begins

The Project The SS Thistlegorm is rated a world class wreck dive. But only a tiny fraction of the world can don SCUBA and pay the wreck a visit, so the Universities of Nottingham, Ain Shams and Alexandria have collaborated to digitally record the heritage beneath the waves. Funding for this work has been provided by Read more about Project Thistlegorm – The Processing Begins[…]