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.
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.
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.
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 🙂
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 Stockholmsmässan, 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!
Meet our newest team member Mikael! Mikael is doing magic with flat surfaces, like roofs and walls. Stay tuned for a blog post on that topic.