The reality capture group at Autodesk is working on ways to acquire, manipulate, or analyze real scene data using laser scans or photos through ReCap™ products. While several AU classes demonstrate ReCap use and workflows associated with these products, this class focuses on how to programmatically access the reality capture web API to create or extend an application. We start with a quick overview of basic photogrammetry concepts and image parameters. Then we approach the reality capture REST API and discuss how to define a photo scene from multiple photos and create a dense 3D mesh. We cover some of the advanced features that are available to customize and refine the process. Finally we conclude the class with a complete example written in PHP.
- Identify and define basic photogrammetry concepts
- Describe the reality capture web API
- Create a dense 3D mesh from photos
- Integrate the API directly into your application
Stephane Negri graduated from french engineering school ENSTB in 1997, earning a master's degree with a specialization from the Eurecom institute. Since then Stephane worked in France in various groups as consultant in software design, and at Realviz for 8 years as chief engineer, architect and product manager before the company got acquired by Autodesk.Over the past years, Stephane led the development of the Stitcher Unlimited product line and the cloud architecture of Project Photofly.Stephane is now based in San Francisco and part of the Reality Capture group as a Software Development Manager in charge of ReCap Photo and the Reality Capture cloud services architecture.