"Cloud Car" Autodesk PhotoFly Test Uploaded by samuelconlogue
Following on from the previous post, this is interesting from a contemporary aesthetics perspective.
This is kind of ‘glitchy’, as information processing has distorted the final output, producing a different visual language. What appears to have happened (I’m guessing) is that reflections from the sun in the photo has altered the depth cues, creating areas that seem to levitate away from the actual car surface.
Its great though - gives the object a 3D impressionistist / futurism like look, something which creatives can exploit.
Here is a quick test I did using Autodesk Photo Fly and my car. I took about 18 images of the car as I walked around from a roughly consistent distance. I then uploaded the images to the Photo Fly cloud computing service. When it was done computing it e-mailed my a link to download the finished “Photo Scene” which I then opened up in Autodesk Photo Scene Editor as you see in the video. I then export a .FBX file and load it into Max 2011. At this point I didn’t do any actual image modeling but this demonstrates the core functionality. Pretty interesting results I think! I imagine angular objects like buildings will prove much easier to deal with.
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