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Sand castle built and 3D mapped by Emmanuel d’Angelo

Hy everyone,

Let’s go to the beach!

Our colleague Emmanuel d’Angelo built and 3D mapped this sand castle:

Sketchfab link: https://sketchfab.com/models/86e17533bd764d51a4046663a3c6d4c6

Emmanuel told us the story of the castle and the 3D model:

“After spending the afternoon at the beach with my daughter, it was time to go back to our hotel. To be able to revive the moment again with her, I decided to save the sand castle we built together before the tide washed it away. So I quickly grabbed my phone and made a movie of the sand castle and its surroundings.

With my iPhone 6 in video mode (Full HD), I tried to circle around the castle, not too fast in order to have a nice overlap and avoid blur. I finished the video clip by ensuring I had also some top views and close-ups of the sand towers.

When I created the project in Pix4Dmapper pro 3.3.19 on my desktop, I added the video and extracted one image every 4 frames.

I used the 3D model template, only checking additionally the “geometrically verified matching” option. I then sliced the most interesting part of the mesh in Meshlab (free software)”.

If you are curious about how you can use videos to create 3D models, this is an interesting article:

How to use Videos for Processing

Enjoy this model, get inspired and share your sand castle models!

Pix4D team

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