My love for photomatching goes a long way.
Back in 2007 I did this project using the fantastic SketchUp Photo Match:
I used 20 photographies, a blueprint of a cross section and a blueprint of the original floor design. I was then hired to do the drawing of the façade with AutoCAD to be used for a study on preservation and historical register of this building.
Since then I realized that Blender was very far from catching up with tools designed with architects in mind.
Today I ran into an add-on for Blender that may help to reduce this gap.
BLAM is a Blender Calibration Tool that you can find here:
My original plan for tonight (to code support for green-magenta anaglyph glasses in the Blender Game Engine :)) clearly would have to wait. It’s time to test the tool!
I was following the steps of the video tutorial – BLAM Video Tutorial
If you want to try yourself this is the picture I used:
It’s a picture from the University of Seattle. I traveled to Seattle last year and really enjoyed the university campus (and the BattleStar Galactica exhibition at the Space Needle alone made the trip worthwhile).
- adding axis is nice and intuitive but it would nice to tweak the curves for fine tuning while seeing the 3d change (as a live ‘estimate camera focal length and orientation’ mode)
- an option to automatically add the image as image background would be nice.