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Holden Observatory -- 3D Scanning a Full Size Building!

by ibudmen Apr 14, 2014
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Very cool to see this, I used to work at SU Law, then Maxwell and this was always my favorite building, excellent work and good to see nobody got on your case about the drone flight.

Hi ibudmen,
Do you think this can be done by 3d printing to a size of 2.5 X 2.5 meters ? Like a cute backyard den? Or treehouse, using 3d printing. And what filament for ultimate tensile strength could be use to 3d print something the size?

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Hi ibudmen,
Do you think this can be done by 3d printing to a size of 2.5 X 2.5 meters ? Like a cute backyard den? Or treehouse, using 3d printing. And what filament for ultimate tensile strength could be use to 3d print something the size?

zedar

Awesome job! May I ask what scale the model is in?

Nice scan dude! How many pictures you used for rendering model? And how did you get rid of that tree? :)

This is a nice model and good results from 123D Catch. Do you have any VRML or OBJ files with the color included?

Nice scan you got there, very awesome idea to use a drone!
I see you use 123D Catch. Have you tried to use you images in something else to process it, like Photoscan? I noticed that it gives me a lot more detail than 123D and it's more stable in possessing.

I haven't tried Photoscan yet, I've been doing a lot of experiments with VisualSFM with some promising results. Thanks for the recommendation, definitely going to check out Photoscan!

Was this done on a grant?

Nope, it's the product of two combined passions

Very cool, looks like it won't need supports either

Absolutely right, it will print without supports -- the ever so slight over hang at the roof sorts itself out on a well-adjusted printer.

What software did you use for processing your photographs? I tried to do a similar thing with a full size tractor using 123 Catch, but I was unsuccessful.

Autodesk Recap 360 is the software used for this particular model, however, I'm very excited about the experiments I've been doing with VisualSFM an open source photogrammetry program. I'd highly recommend checking it out, even if the installation is a bit funky.