Monday, November 22nd, 2021 Posted by Jim Thacker

Discover your Complete Photogrammetry Workflow

The Gnomon Workshop has released Complete Photogrammetry Workflow, an in-depth guide to scanning objects from the real world for use in virtual and augmented reality applications, games or VFX.

The workshop, which comprises over three hours of video training, was recorded by Charleston Silverman, lead digital projects engineer at mixed reality production firm Digital Nation Entertainment.

A complete guide to recreating real-world objects for use in production via photogrammetry
Silverman reveals how to recreate real-world objects in 3D via photogrammetry, using industry-standard software including Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe DNG Converter to process the raw images.

He uses image-based modelling apps RealityCapture and Metashape to convert the images to 3D models, ZBrush to retopologise the raw meshes, and Substance 3D Painter to generate and clean up textures.

The workshop concludes by bringing the textured models into Unreal Engine to assemble a 3D scene, but the same techniques could be used with any renderer.

Silverman also reveals a range of expert tips, from the dos and don’ts of capturing source photos to subtle details to pay attention to when adjusting and processing images.

As well as the training videos themselves, viewers can download the project files for the workshop, including the raw photos, meshes, photogrammetry projects, Substance files and the Unreal Engine scene.

About the artist
Charleston Silverman is lead digital projects engineer at mixed reality firm Digital Nation Entertainment.

He has worked on projects for companies including Time Inc, NASA, CNN, NBA and Apple, and his technical specialities include 3D modelling, photogrammetry, materials, texturing and lighting.

Pricing and availability
Complete Photogrammetry Workflow is available via an online subscription to The Gnomon Workshop. Subscriptions cost $49/month or $490/year, providing access to over 300 workshops.

Read more about Complete Photogrammetry Workflow on The Gnomon Workshop’s website

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