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by Admin
1 hours ago

Sorry guys, missed this. We'll credit the artist, sorry!

by Nadav Hekselman
3 hours ago

Looks beautiful. Thank you for the information.

by Vaidas
7 hours ago

Technically, the artist needs to (and does) credit the author of the artwork he referenced and only mention what and where from the character is. Given that, this is a 3d/gaming/technical thingie-ma-jibs website that does not (and probably shouldn't really) reflect on the circumstance of the character itself, but concentrate on creation and techniques used in creation. The name of the character is referenced, but nowhere on the original art the name Sam Riegel is mentioned. As much as critter community is nice and welcoming, this part of "CREDIT THIS OR CREDIT THAT" irritates me. IMHO, Credit is given where credit is due. This 3d model was made with learning purposes only, whereas the original art is being sold. Instead of commenting "GIVE CREDIT" comment "COOL ART OF SAM'S CHARACTER" or "GREAT CRITICAL ROLE ART". All that said, this is an amazing rendition of the original artwork of the character of critical role. As a critter, I love both this piece and the idea of other critter being so talented! Peace, a member of the wonderful critter family.

Photogrammetry Tools: ReMake, PhotoScan, RealityCapture or 3DF Zephyr?
8 November, 2017
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What is the best photogrammetry tool? AutoDesk ReMake, Agisoft PhotoScan, RealityCapture, 3DF Zephyr or something else? Nick Lievendag has published a breakdown of 4 photogrammetry competitors to help you figure that out. 

Nick decided to start his review with a simple question: “What can they produce in 15 minutes?” All 3D scanning methods require time for processing and this time mostly depends on the accuracy of the scanner. The artist took a processing time average between processing times of depth sensor software like Skanect and professional-grade solutions like EinScan and Artec Studio.

Nick states that for “everyday projects where speed is more important than ultimate quality, the 15-20 minute mark can be considered “fast”. 

So, the first part is about efficiency and productivity rather that beautiful 3D shots. Let’s dive into Nick’s “Photogrammetry Software Drag Race”.

Here are some details on the initial setup:

Again, nothing special here and the photo set is quite small. I shot (just) 57 of this 40cm tall stone bust, outdoors, with my 21-megapixel Sony RX100 II camera on a Manfrotto Action Tripod. Two cycles from an upward and downwards-facing angle and a few extra photos.

Manual focus, low ISO, small aperture, locked auto-exposure.

In other words: something anyone can do. But results always depend on the subject. This bust can be considered an easy subject because it’s opaque, matte and has a lot of surface detail.

My testing procedure for this benchmark was very simple: find a setting in each software that produces a result in under 20 minutes on my (otherwise idle) system.

Nick Lievendag

You can find the full review here

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