Creating 3d models would seem to be fairly easy, these days: take photos of an object, building, or space, such that each photo overlaps the other; upload to 123D Catch, and wait patiently. In the course of our project, we found that it was not so simple.
If the object is mostly one colour or texture:
- Ideally the object should be photographed in a background that contrasts with the colour of the model.
- It would also be helpful to create points of reference within the back drop since the smooth uniform nature of the object does not seem to offer enough points of reference on its own.
[other hints and tips will appear here just as soon as the chaos of end-of-term passes…]