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Category Archives: Photogrammetry

Don’t recreate… ReCap

Test of a 123d Catch generated point cloud into ReCap Studio A lot of information has come to light since the last post, although ReCap Photo is still not available. First, let’s talk about the two different products. ReCap Studio (a free download desktop application), is included with all Autodesk 2014 Suites, and gives us…

Forget Revit 2014, let’s talk about ReCap

As significant as the improvements to the Revit 2014 platform are, we are surprised to see so little talk about what we think is a much bigger announcement: the availability of ReCap Studio and ReCap Photo. This appears to be a by-product of Autodesk’s acquisition of Alice Labs and perhaps a development from 123d Catch. I…

Mexico City

So, I just came back from a couple of weeks of beautiful weather in Mexico City. I became a little obsessed using 123D Catch at different locations, and am slowly working through them. The additional practice in taking the pictures and submitting them to the cloud service has been useful to help me understand better…

From Photos to Point Clouds and Topo in Revit

This is a follow up to my previous post on using 123D Catch. That post focused on using merely four photographs (taken from a moving car) of Zion National Park to create a 3D model. The focus of this post is what I explored afterwards: ways to use the 3D model created from photogrammetry for something…

123D Catch

123D Catch mesh of section of park After attending Autodesk University 2011 last week, a few of us were fortunate to visit Zion National Park, where I was able to snap a few pictures. The lighting was great, so I decided to throw a few of the pictures to the Autodesk 123D Catch service (formerly…

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