Archive for 3D Printing With Photogrammetry

Reality Capture

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2021 by getbent57

Talking about photogrammetry once more.  Have tired a few different programs over the last two years.  Have found another one I am going to try, Reality Capture.  What makes this one standout.  The full program is free.  However to export you need to buy PPI (Pay-Per-Input) Credits.  This price will change on how big the project is.  Well that I how understand how it works.   Did watch some how-to video on the software.  Will be back with an update.

Photogrammetry And Video Games

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2021 by getbent57

A few posts back talked about photogrammetry to work with the video game Diablo 3 Eternal Collection and it didn’t work out so good.  Last year some time tired this some thing with my ship from No Man’s Sky and that didn’t work as well.  That being said gave the ship another try and had some better results.  The program managed to scan the ship.  There are some problems with a bunch of holes in the ship.  So looking into seeing if I can fix those.  If I can do that.  Than it could be turned into a 3D printable model.  The picture below is from the 3D scan and you can see the holes in the wing.



Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2021 by getbent57

A few posts back talked about trying to get photogrammetry to work with the video game Diablo 3 Eternal Collection.  When you pause the game you seen what your character looks like and it can be spun around.  Was think that might be useful in the 3D program.  Well I gave it many tries and it didn’t work.  Am thinking because the program has no reference  to where the character is to the background.  Oh well, it was worth a try.  Am thinking I will try again with a real world object.  Will be back with another update.

Photogrammetry Another Try

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2021 by getbent57

Am going to give photogrammetry another go.  Gave it a try last year with some mixed results.  Then kind of stopped working on those projects.  Think I need to scale back a bit.  A while back while playing Diablo 3 Eternal Collection when you in the menu screen you can see your character.  You can spin it around in 360 view.  So you can see what the character looks like when you chance the clothes and weapons.  Thinking this will be much easier to get photos from a video.  Can edit the video to mostly be black and export the pictures.  Going to give this a try soon.  Will be back with an update.

Photogrammetry Yet Again

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , on February 17, 2020 by getbent57

Have made a few posts about photogrammetry.  My first two attempts failed.  However in the last post talked about how I seen a tutorial on how to use video instead of pictures.  Give it another go with No Man’s Sky again.  This time use my game capture device.  The loaded that into VLC and exported screenshots.  The next step to edit the pictures.  Had a 140 or so to edit.  Which took a long time but was well worth it.  Because when I load them in the photogrammetry program and did what I to do, (side not one step over two hours to render), it worked out great.  As you can see in the picture below.  This is were I stopped at.  There are a bunch more I have to do.  Think it will turn out great.  Either way will be back with another post.

Photogrammetry Again

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , on January 27, 2020 by getbent57

A few posts back talked about photogrammetry.  One of my goals with that was to printer a model of a ship from No Man’s Sky.  While it didn’t work.  Looked into more.   Seen some videos of people using video instead of pictures to make a 3D model.  In one of these videos used different programs.  There are more steps involved.   But are all easy to do.  Going give it a try.  Will be back with an update if it works out.  Do hope its does because there is so much you could do with.  Turing you favourite video game characters or thing into a 3D model would be cool.


Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , on January 21, 2020 by getbent57

PhotogrammetryHave printed off a few things with my Elegoo Mars 3D printer.  There are all kinds of cool files you can download.  That’s all fine.  But wanted to make my own.  Have played around with Tinkercad.  Then got thinking there has to be way to scan real world objects to turn them in to a 3D file.  Looked into that.  There are all kinds of scanners you can buy but they cost way to much.  Then found out about photogrammetry.  Basically it is a software that you load pictures into that turns them into to a 3D.  The trick is you need to take lots of pictures at many different angles.  When the weather gets nice going to try this my motorcycle.  In the mean time got things why not try this with a video game.  Have been playing No Man’s Sky a lot.  The ship I have is pretty cool.  The game goes have a photo mode.  Got thinking this would be awesome to print off.  My next day off going to give it a try.  There is some free software out there with I will try first.  It is called Meshroom.

[Update]  Tried this out with No Man’s Sky and it didn’t work.  The software doesn’t work this just regular .jpg’s.  It needs to have the metadata from the camera as well.