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It was an interesting week last week! More DIY at the studio. ADT Alarm fitted and a visit from the talented guys at Platige Image It was an honor to welcome them to the Capture Studio. I got to meet Tomek Baginski, Jaroslaw Sawko and one of their talented lead artists Grzegorz ( Nes ) Kukus.

Platige Image have a wealth of experience and a show case of amazing short films and advertising experience. A really fantastic company, with a large talent pool of artists. It was a pleasure to meet them and they kindly gave me permission to show some of the quick test scans we did at the studio so they could evaluate the Single Shot 3D Body Scanning system, and to think of ways to integrate the pipeline into their own studio back in Poland as well as replicating a system there.

Cool guys and thanks Tomek for allowing me to post these!

21 Comments
  • aReply

    Cool. Thanks for posting.

    I'm not entirely sure I can tell, but it seems like these shots are clearer than your shots with Joceline(around the face, mostly). Is that so? If so, was that due to the additional cameras?

    July 5, 2012
  • InfiniteReply

    It all depends how the capture volume is arranged A. These were on the spot quick captures, non of the cameras were specifically aligned for height and pose, which helps. They were also set up for a larger capture volume but this can easily be overcome by processing in Ultra High. You just need the PC power, over 36GB! for 70x 18MP images.

    July 5, 2012
  • TomReply

    Very impressive =)) as usual Lee. I have a couple of questions here :
    1) What PC configuration do you have to do the calculation ? (what kind of mother board can manage over 36go or Ram ?!) And what OS (Linux ?)
    2) How much time did it take to compute one 3D scan ?
    3) How many polygons do you get per scan, , what format and what size is the file you save ?
    4) How do you manage with the UVs ?
    5) Do you still have to fix the mesh (sculpting) , or is it coming perfectly in a single shot ?

    July 6, 2012
    • InfiniteReply

      Hi Tom, Many thanks. Too quickly answer your questions.
      1) I use a system like this - http://www.rentit.biz/specs/Core-i7_workstation_rental.htm
      2) Between 2-3 hours.
      3) 1-2 Million is average for High setting. 4-5 Million for Ultra High any more is a waste.
      4) I atlas at first to test, then re-mesh cleaned mesh in ZBrush, Unwrap and re-bake in Agisoft.
      5) Not so much now, a little re-sculpting and noise removal but because of new masking the results are pretty good.

      July 6, 2012
  • JoeReply

    Great job and Great body scanner. I try to using Noomeo 3D scanner and Creaform handyscan it take alot of time on scan and do data. I looking for this kind of custom made high resolution 3D body scan for sculpturing job.

    July 24, 2012
    • InfiniteReply

      Thanks Joe.

      July 24, 2012
  • EduardoReply

    Hi Lee, Congratulations for your work.
    Im new in Agisoft and dont understand how flip the model to display in a correct position (head up) in p3d.in for example
    Excuse my question but the answer in Forum of Agisoft are very complex for me.

    tnx in advance.

    Eduardo.

    October 19, 2012
    • InfiniteReply

      Hi Eduardo,

      Thanks. You will need Agisoft Pro. If you have a standard license I would suggest reply here http://www.agisoft.ru/forum/index.php?topic=592.msg2646#msg2646 with a +1. Request scale and orientation functionality. At the moment the only way is by Python Script for orientation change and markers for scale.

      Best,
      Lee

      October 19, 2012
  • EduardoReply

    tnx Lee. 3dmax is most friendly tool to modificate the orientation. tnx for the info.

    Eduardo

    October 20, 2012
  • Jocelyn SimardReply

    Hi,

    Really great scans! I would like to know which version of agisoft you use. The standard or pro ? If you use the pro version can you explain why please? thanks.

    January 6, 2013
    • InfiniteReply

      Thanks Jocelyn, Pro version. Because you can do advanced scripting, great for batch processes. Things like scaling and re-orientating content to 0,0,0. also things like copy bounding box across many chunks. There is 4D processing also, but most users find Standard quite satisfactory.

      January 6, 2013
  • Jocelyn SimardReply

    Alos which lens do you use on you 70 dslr?

    January 6, 2013
    • InfiniteReply

      I use the cheap 50mm. They are quite incredible quality for the price.

      January 6, 2013
  • Wouter BraemReply

    Very impressive. Would a wider angle lens allow you to reduce the number of cameras needed without sacrificing quality?

    January 7, 2013
    • InfiniteReply

      Thanks. No, I wouldn't think so.

      January 7, 2013
  • Jocelyn SimardReply

    Thank you so much for your answer. Lastly I would like to know how you shopped for your canon t3i cameras. Did you order all 74 cameras from the same store to get a better price?

    January 7, 2013
    • InfiniteReply

      This is something you need try out. Shop around, find other ways to 'finance' the cameras.

      January 7, 2013
  • StrobReply

    Hi again,

    IS that the lens you use?
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/12142-GREY/Canon_2514A002_Normal_EF_50mm_f_1_8.html

    with a hood like that:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/749574-REG/Vello_LHC_ES62_LHC_ES62_Lens_Hood_with.html

    I have this lens with a t2i. I just need to buy 73 of them.

    January 7, 2013
    • InfiniteReply

      Yes. I would recommend you learn to walk first before you sprint, there are a great many other things you have to master before you start to try and synchronize 74 Cameras. Also remember technology advances very quickly - was it relevant today, wont be tomorrow.

      January 7, 2013
  • Jocelyn SimardReply

    You are right. It goes so fast. Next week Microsoft may unveil next gen kinect that some wizkid could program to be able to get full body scanning for a few hundreds bucks.

    January 7, 2013
    • InfiniteReply

      It will happen, it's inevitable
      .

      January 7, 2013
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