This past week we have taken a few dives to capture underwater coral. We used underwater housing for the camera and took many photos to capture a scene. The photos are then edited for color, contrast and file type. These files are then run through another program to extract the 3D data and texture from those photos. We then run these results through another program for video and finally for 3D interaction via desktop, laptop and phone. These 3D models can be viewed in Augmented Reality style, whereby a user can place the model in their room environment and walk around the scene. Or they can view via mobile virtual reality and finally viewing the model in a general rotate-able 3D scene on a scene.
This is a simplified version of the 3D model from the video above. The simplification is for a quality viewing expereince for the web and mobile devices. Wait for blue bar on top to load up the textures (Otherwise it looks weird:)
A simplified version of the 3D model from the video above. The simplification is for a quality viewing expereince for the web and mobile devices