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Reality Capture

The brief: To produce a detailed 3d model of the existing archway, which has been badly damaged. This would serve as a base model for the architect and stone mason to redesign and replace the missing statues. Photogrammetry would be used to produce a 3d mesh and also 3d point cloud data. Methodology: A canon …

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2d Measured Building Surveys

Fortunately we’ve been able to keep busy during the lockdown with a couple of measured building surveys, fortunately all of the buildings have been vacant enabling minimal social contact. Both of these projects consisted of floor plans, elevations, small topo survey and some sections. These were carried out using traditional techniques (electronic theodolite, distos etc), …

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Measured Building Surveys

The brief: To produce 2D floor plans, roof plan, external elevations and a topographic survey. Methodology: The building was empty and was perfect for laser scanning, my favourite choice, the Leica P40 high definition laser scanner was ideal for this survey, the scans were tied to a common grid utilising the scanners inbuilt referencing. A …

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Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum, South Kensington The brief: To produce 2D sections of areas of the Museum’s historic, grade 1-listed Waterhouse building for structural capacity assessments. Methodology: A high definition laser scanner was used to capture the profile detailing and floors in a quick, non-destructive and efficient way. The point cloud data was processed using Leica …

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Ship Wreck

I wanted to test out the 3D modelling capabilities just using the drone/UAV, it needed to be a free-standing structure to enable the drone to gather enough images with overlap. The shipwreck near Portsmouth sprang to mind, the location is awkward to get to but luckily the Mavic Pro is an easy fit in a …

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Minerva Temple

Minerva Temple – 2

Goodwood Estate With the field work now complete, it was time to process each stone with a view to create a high quality 3D model of each of the 431 stones. The Process: Add control dimensions to accurately scale each model Build point cloud Create mesh Add texture Export as .obj This was a time …

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Minerva Temple – 1

Goodwood Estate Start date – 4th February 2019 My first project under WGPDigital, recreate the Goodwood Estate’s Minerval Temple! The Temple was dismantled many years ago and placed onto palets, my task is to produce a 3d model of each stone, then produce a 3d model of the Temple to determine how it all fits…

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My Journey

As of the 1st February 2019 I will be freelance/self-employed, my 21 years as director of The Meon Survey Partnership have been a real rollercoaster ride with some truly amazing years and some downright awful ones. Thankfully the awful years have been limited. Going back to 1997, I was in full-time employment with Sterling Surveys…

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