Tools for rendering point-cloud animations to show off your work or communicate with clients have gone dormant over the past decade. Are meshes making point clouds obsolete?
Author Sam Billingsley
"Confessions of a Hired Gun" is just that, the true tales spun by a guy who's been in the field, scanning for a living, as long as anyone in the industry. What works and what doesn't work? What does the client want and what should the client want? This is a place where you'll find advice and commiseration if you're in the scanning business, and a place where you can learn about best practices and what to expect from your scanning provider if you're an engineering firm or asset owner/operator.
I spent a couple of days last week at the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association…
Trimble’s solution includes a point cloud cloud tool that makes life easier for people who look at reality capture pros as the source of their problems.
Placing a perfectly designed 3D model in reality for a construction team should be a piece of cake. So, why are so many of us reluctant to do it? Liability.
Of all the lessons I learned in high school, none has stuck with me more…
In Dallas, Sam sees an industry still grappling with litigation, commodification, and whether a shared model is really what everyone wants after all.
Sam Billingsley field tests the Matterport Pro2 for professional scanning and asks–Is it going to replace laser scanners? In-depth review inside.
Last week Reuter’s posted a story on an interview with iRobot’s CEO Colin Angle in…
When a scanner costs the same as a total station, how do you charge more for scanning than for a survey crew? Get creative.
Since it’s all anyone is talking about–let’s dig in to understand what the BLK360 really means for 3D scanning.