Photogrammetry from Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

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While working on the National Geographic Special “Sunken Treasures of the Nile” we were very interested in how we could represent the terrain of the surrounding area. Unfortunately there were no DEM (Digital Elevation Models) of this remote area and we were unable to charter an aircraft due to the designation of military air-space. The only method we had available to us for re-creating this kind of terrain was through the use of Kite Aerial Photography and Photogrammetry. We were able to capture 57 million 3D points of the terrain from this simple aerial platform and a DSLR. Continue reading “Photogrammetry from Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)”

Worlds Oldest University (湖南大学) & Avatar Hallelujah Mountains (阿凡达-哈利路亚山)

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xRez’s Eric Hanson was invited to give a workshop on Digital Set and Visual Effects Techniques at Hunan University in Changsha, China. Hunan University is one of the oldest universities in the world, established in 976 AD. At the conclusion of the workshop the university generously offered Eric an honorary professorship. In over a thousand years of operation Eric was the first Westerner granted this honor at Hunan University. Continue reading “Worlds Oldest University (湖南大学) & Avatar Hallelujah Mountains (阿凡达-哈利路亚山)”

Siggraph 2010 Presentation: DIY Time-Lapse Motion-Control Systems

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xRez Studio will be presenting innovations in “DIY Time-Lapse Motion-Control Systems” in “The Studio” at Siggraph July 26th from 12:30 to 1pm in room 150. We will be joined by Chris Church from OpenMoco and Dynamic Perception LLC. He will be showing some of the latest hardware for the DIY Motion Control photography audience.
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