3D mapping software has the potential to revolutionize workflows across a host of industries. Many professionals already use 3D modeling software to create accurate, drone-generated models. But as with any technology, creating an accurate model with 3D mapping software takes some practice. The good news is that by using DroneDeploy—or making a few adjustments to your […]
Include Oblique Imagery In addition to nadir imagery, it is important to also capture oblique imagery — or a side-view perspective — for any vertical structure you are modeling. Here, it might be helpful to think of your drone as a spray can, and the images as paint. To make an accurate model, you want to take enough pictures to […]
In terms of creating quality data for scientific research, the team’s GIS expert will import the 3D point cloud from DroneDeploy into ArcGIS and analyze the site’s location compared to the expected progression of lava and mudslides after a major volcanic eruption. They have also equipped their DJI Inspire with infrared and multi-spectral sensors. Grass […]
Integrating Drone Point Clouds in BIM Enables Powerful Analysis A completed drone-generated point cloud is just the beginning. The real power comes once that model is integrated into BIM software. The Brasfield & Gorrie team generates point clouds in DroneDeploy and then imports data into Autodesk Revit, where they overlay it with the 3D site plan […]
Although it seems impossible to anyone immersed in the world of UAVs, the go-to method that aerial archaeologists use to document a site like this is kites. As in: program a camera to automatically take pictures, strap it to an ordinary beach-flying kite and let it loose. Sometimes they use helium balloons or helikites, but […]
Virtual design and construction teams are quickly discovering the value that drone mapping brings to all stages of a construction project, including initial site survey and design, volume and elevation measurements and comparisons, and quality assurance. In a fraction of the time it takes to conduct a ground-based survey, a drone can automatically fly and […]
The landscape of Ecuador is littered with archaeological sites, important evidence of the country’s rich, complex history that spans from Paleoindian times all the way through to the Spanish conquest of the Incas. But a lack of resources means that there is still no accurate record of many of these sites. Documenting archeological sites through […]
Work Done and done! Both series have been completed and received back from the printers – even with enough time for me to start picking apart the design. Nevermind.
Work I’ve found myself struggling to come to terms with the modelling side of Maya this week. It really seems like we’ve entered a completely new world of CG. Obviously we could have spent a lot more time learning these concepts and in fact I probably would have preferred the semester to be weighted more […]
Inspiration After the relative ease of dealing with the dice last week, I looked at some architectural ideas for my modelling project. I have always been a fan of minimalist design, and the seemingly simple, geometric shapes of minimalist architecture sounded like a perfect direction for my project: simple, but if done well, very effective.