In between wrapping up summer projects and starting some new ones, I wanted to work on my technique with Elcovision’s powerful new module that allows dense point clouds to be extracted from photographs. I chose the “Marquis Building” on Beverley Street in Staunton for fairly obvious reasons. (In fact there it is at the top of this page on my mast head – from was a two dimensional rectification of the entire block)
(Note: I used considerably more photographs than just these three shown here)
Over the summer I did some training in Switzerland on how to use the new software module – but I did not have access to all of my regular equipment. So this test project was the first time I had a chance to enhance my ‘overlap coverage’ by the use of a telescoping tripod.
The point cloud created from the analysis phase is dense enough to provide a quick sort of three dimensional model of the building even without any additional drawing.
In Elcovision – or AutoCAD for that matter – one can “hover” around the point cloud and take snapshots in either perspective or isometric views.