Imodeler – http://www.imodeller.com/en/ is a progam that uses photogrammetry to build a 3d model out of a series of digital photos.
Dsculptor is another program that does this too.
I have an old copy of the version 1 of Dsculptor that I got off of a magazine cd a long time ago, and have a copy of Imodeler that I purchased a few years back…
Up until now, I’ve know it was easy to blow up the D-sculptor template since the version 1 template was basically a sqaure that was bisected a couple of times, but I had lots of problems trying to figure out how to blow up the imodeler template.
Well, now that’s no longer the case. I have been emailing the developer of Imodeler, and they gave me the dimensions. Since it’s simply a “list” it should be ok to post here as far as copyright/trademark stuff goes. Also, they should be thanking me since their site does not list these dimensions exactly outright, so it’s hard for me and a lot of others to blow this thing up to get models of cars, people, etc. up til now…
Here’s the dimensions for the template according to the email (part of the reason I’m posting this out here instead of just keeping the email is that the email may get deleted on accident someday?…)
The points are all 1 “unit” wide and at the following positions (in the same units – be it cm or inches):
First number is along the axis pointing towards right, second up.
We had people scanning forklifts with this pattern, so bigger objects are definitely possible.
Have a good time trying to build that template! I’m so glad that this info is out here now. It would have been so very handy many years ago when I first got in to this stuff..