Orthophotos extracted from Point cloud: Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Photo of the Arc de Triomphe from the street

Photo of the Arc de Triomphe from the street

This magnificent structure from the early 19th century is one of Paris’ defining landmarks. It measures 50m high x 45m wide x 22m deep (164′ x 148′ x 72′). In other words, it’s HUGE!

And gorgeously detailed.

Almost five years ago I shot a series of images of this structure with the intention of creating a high density point cloud and 3D model of the arch -but I’ve had to wait until his year to have the wherewithal required to do so. Here are some snap shots of the model…

East side (0rthophoto)

East side (0rthophoto)

West Side (Orthophoto)

West Side (Orthophoto)

Reflected Ceiling Plan of vaults

Reflected Ceiling Plan of vaults

A little closer

A little closer

A little closer

A little closer

and a little closer.

and a little closer!

Frieze detail from side

Frieze detail from side

Frieze detail sample snapshot

Frieze detail from other side

a little closer

a little closer

snapshot

snapshot

snapshot

snapshot

Mind you, I calculated this model relatively “low res”. The model is an “overview” and any individual portion can be scanned at higher resolution.

Photographs were shot using a 40mm lens on a full frame digital SLR body.

 

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One response to “Orthophotos extracted from Point cloud: Arc de Triomphe, Paris

  1. Pingback: More lost blog posts: Arc de Triomphe | photography & architectural photogrammetry

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