Posts Tagged ‘photography’

New Esquire Cover of Kate Beckinsale with Red Epic 5K

by Randall Handon October 2, 2009
The latest cover of Esquire magazine features Kate Beckinsale in a startling lack of clothes (well, not all that startling actually) shot with the Red Epic 5k camera.  This was done previously with the Red One 3k, so this cements Kate’s position as a full 2K better.  The article has some interesting commentary on how […]

300-foot tall Tree Photography Rig

by Randall Handon September 30, 2009
How do you take a pictures of a 300-foot tall tree?  Got an idea?  Ok, now add enough other trees that you can’t stand far away. Not so easy is it?  Well, Nick Nichols set out to photograph one for National Geographic and created a huge camera rig (shown) suspended from the top of the […]

3d Scanning with Photographs, Whitepaper

by Randall Handon August 23, 2009
PhotoModeler is a piece of software capable of taking multiple images of an object and then reconstructing it in 3D.  They’ve released a free whitepaper describing the technlology: Do you need to create dense 3D point clouds and detailed surfacemodels of physical objects, and do you want to do it in a cost-effective and efficient […]

Turn Photos into 3d Models thanks to David McKinnon

by Randall Handon July 9, 2009
Starting with a collection of 2D Photographs of an object, David McKinnon's new software tool 3DSee can generate an accurate 3D model in mere minutes thanks to the power of GPGPU computing.

The Art of Tiling in Public Enemies

by Randall Handon July 9, 2009
Robert Stadd, visual effects supervisor on Public Enemies, gives tips and tricks on created large tiled images suitable for use in backgrounds of VFX work.

3D Camera adds depth to your iPhone photography

by Randall Handon June 26, 2009
A new app in the Apple App Store aims to turn the meager iPhone camera into a 3D Camera by allowing you to composite pairs of images into analyphic or sterographic images. To take the photos, you use one of two methods. If you’re planning on taking an anaglyph or sterogram, you take one picture, […]

AutoStitch Panorama stitcher for iPhone now Available

by Randall Handon June 16, 2009
AutoStitch, the technology licensed to ILM for panoramic production for film uses, is now available on the iPhone.  They’re calling it the ‘first automatic stitcher’ for the iPhone, which I doubt in the wake of tools like Mosaica, but it’s still pretty impressive.  Using the same technology used in Autopano and other tools, it’s now on […]

The Quarter-Gigapixel Ant

by Randall Handon June 14, 2009
A fascinating 290 megapixel image has appeared on gigapan, created by stitching 136 separate images from a Scanning Electron Microscope.