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This is a 3D model. Looks pretty neat! For most people that’s perfectly fine, but underneath that good-looking texture hides an oddity that Spotscale just weren’t comfortable ignoring. Have a look what happens when we add some lighting to the model.

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Doesn’t look so sleek as you’d want it? That was the general sentiment at Spotscale when Mikael came in as a master thesis worker last autumn. He took on the task, starting by thoroughly surveying recent research related to improving 3D models.

About six months later, he had designed a processing pipeline that were able to detect planar regions in a model and improve the visual quality of them. The size in bytes can also be heavily reduced. Have a look at the result afterwards.

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How was this done? Mikael could give you a long explanation involving all the math and graph optimization if you’d ask, but we’ll settle with saying that there’s some inventive logics going on in the background.

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Last week we spent three days in south of France getting to know the European real estate market and spreading the word about high resolution, digital, 3D models¬†using reality capture and drones. As if meeting with hundreds of real estate developers, architects and city planners wasn’t enough the place was full of city models and miniature buildings. Can’t get much better ūüôā

 

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See you there?

Want to meet¬†with us? Here are a few places we’ll be visiting this spring:

March¬†14-17 we’ll be in Cannes visiting MIPIM. We won’t be exhibiting but we’re happy to meet with you, inbox Katarina or Ludvig.

April¬†7-8¬† we’ll be in the reception of ¬†Nordbygg at Stockholmsm√§ssan, come by¬†and say hi to Mikael and Ludvig and join a fun contest!

April 20th we’ll be talking about 3D-printing at 3DP Build in Stockholm

April 28th you can listen to Katarina speak about 3D-mapping and VR at Kartdagarna in Gävle

May 19th you can listen to Katarina speak about 3D-mapping at SKMF in Visby 

May 24-25th we’re exhibiting at Geo Business in London, meet with Katarina and Mikael in booth A4

May 26 STING Day in Stockholm

June 26th – July 1st we’re exhibiting at CVPR¬†in Las Vegas, come and say hi to Ludvig, Mikael and Martin!

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