Monthly Archives: October 2013

Photogrammetry tutorial 1: equipment

Taking photos for photogrammetry can be dead simple, or it can be a fiendishly difficult task. It all depends on the specimen you want to get a 3D model of. Here’s a not-so-short guide on how to ensure that your … Continue reading

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AMNH visit 2013 Part 2: more Oviraptors

Khaan again. Yes, 3.4 million points for this alone. I guess it will by about 2.5 million points once I have cropped things down to the fossil. And that is MEDIUM density 🙂 What this model shows clearly is that … Continue reading

Posted in 3D modeling, AMNH, Citipati, Digitizing, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Khaan, Maniraptora, Oviraptorosauridae, photogrammetry, Theropoda | 7 Comments

AMNH visit 2013 Part 1: Oviraptor photogrammetry

Pretty much everybody know IGM100/1127, the holotype of Khaan mckennai. Today, I get to study this beautiful specimen a bit. The first thing to do is a HR photogrammetric model. I ran the alignment and did a medium density model … Continue reading

Posted in 3D modeling, AMNH, Digitizing, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Khaan, Maniraptora, Oviraptorosauridae, photogrammetry, Theropoda | 5 Comments

Gator track photogrammetry – really WOW!

I’ve known for a long time that photogrammetry works really well for tracks. Both because work done by others was great, and because my own attempts worked out beautifully (see here, scroll way down for a swan track model. Or … Continue reading

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Stegosaur photogrammetry – more WOW!

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Last year, I spent a great day at the RBINS (Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences), a day during which I took tons of photos. Of their Iguanodons, of their other dinosaurs, specifically of their Stan … Continue reading

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Happy news: two MfN journals go Open Access!

The MfN has two in-house journals, Fossil Record (FR) and Zoosystematics and Evolution (Z&E), for which I just received exciting news. Our PR department emailed that both journals will go Open Access in 2014, changing from Wiley to Copernicus Publishing … Continue reading

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Sauropod photogrammetry – oh WOW!

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. As part of my current research project I have tried to make photogrammetric models of various dinosaur mounts, including the MfN sauropods. That’s a bother, for a number of reasons. First of all, photogrammetry and ribcages … Continue reading

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