Stel Tree - 3D Scan

Mission Summary

  • Goal:  Test photogrammetry from a smartphone
  • Tech: iPhone8s, Autodesk ReCap
  • Conditions: Early Afternoon and cloudy
  • Outcome: Handheld camera in a smartphone can be a powerful tool for reality capture

We were down at the local park for an afternoon walk, when I went to test some simple photogrammetry methodology using my smartphone daughter decided she wanted to be part of the scan.

Photogrammetry scan of tree (and daughter) using an iPhone
You can see that  whilst she assures me she did not move a muscle there is still some slight distortion around her body, whilst the tree is in near perfect focus. I guess this demonstrates how sensitive the technique is to even the slightest movement. Also see video below; 

Location: Bassendean WA 6054, Australia