Introduction to 3DSOM Pro and this guide
Welcome to 3DSOM Pro - a cost-effective system for creating 3D digital
assets of real world objects using photography. 3DSOM Pro has been
designed to work with photography hardware to suit all budgets,
ranging from a simple mobile phone, to multiple DSLR cameras
and turntables with studio lighting.
Fully automatic markerless camera solving - Fast and reliable
solution to calculate camera positons and orientations from natural
scene features - you can now scan in situ with just a mobile phone or
camera and no special printed markers. Requires good overlap between
photographs and plenty of texture in the scene (e.g. natural
fabrics, wood, printed material etc). For very plain objects you can
still use our printed markers placed in the scene.
Silhouettes to 3D models - Using our sophisticated
automated tools you can separate the object from the background in
each photo to build a robust approximate 3D model for any object. This
workflow allows you to model difficult subjects such as
semi-transparent, reflective or dark objects that are hard to scan
using conventional methods.
Point clouds from stereo pairs - Our solution allows high
quality point data to be captured from pairs of images or by
projecting a stripe pattern slide provided onto the object (with a
standard digital projector) and imaging from two camera angles.
Automatic meshing - A complete closed surface is
automatically generated using the point cloud data and silhouette
data. The mesh density is automatically controlled so you don't
oversample flat regions whilst retaining high frequency detailed
High quality textures - 3DSOM Pro automatically blends the
photographic information to create a single high quality texture map
with automatic UV coordinate generation.
Export in standard formats or publish as webGL - 3DSOM Pro
allows you to export to industry standard formats for interchange with
3D applications and services or you can export the model straight
to our webGL format for sharing on web and mobile devices.
One click modelling - Building a textured 3D model from
masked photos can be as simple as hitting the "Make All" button! We
provide intelligent wizards to lead you through the process.