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2 Aug 2021 02:09:46 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Facebook 3D posts  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 4 Jul 2021 08:22:20
Message: <60e1a7fc$1@news.povray.org>
Op 4-7-2021 om 11:09 schreef Mike Horvath:
> On 7/4/2021 2:20 AM, Thomas de Groot wrote:
>> 2) I have seen on a couple of occasions (on TV), archaeologists make a 
>> lot of photographs of an object, under all kind of angles, and later 
>> combine those into a 3d model (with software of course). I saw that 

>> geology students recently used a drone to photograph the walls of a 
>> quarry in the same manner, and assembled them into a 3d model of the 
>> quarry. Fascinating stuff, and relatively cheap to implement, 
>> especially for students I understood.
> I wonder *how* cheap it really is. Probably *not* cheap, in terms of the 
> work and expertise involved.
I don't really know. What I understood, in particular from the Chinese 
example, was that the hardware came 'cheap' as only a perfectly common 
digital camera was needed and no sophisticated laser-controlled stuff. 
And a simple stepladder in addition, to get around the statues. The same 
applied for the students with their drone. Concerning the software, I 
have no idea. The results looked good however, and I doubt that they had 
any particularly high expertise in the matter.


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