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Johnny M

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Looking for a consultant
« on: August 18, 2017, 05:51:06 PM »
Hi folks,

I am located in NYC. I have been looking to make a scanning rig that is portable that can be set up at horse shows and dog shows to scan animals. The system needs to be fast and easy enough that someone with limited photography experience can set up the system and calibrate it. I am hoping that there would be numerous units all around the USA. The people taking the raw images would upload the data to a processing center that will  do all of the processing. I know what I want, I'm just not sure how to do it.

If you think that you have a solution, please contact me.

Thanks
John Mastoloni

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Re: Looking for a consultant
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 11:11:44 PM »
Hi,
 could it be possible that you have no practical experience of doing any photogrammetry yourself yet?

 I mean, some difficulties I can think of off the top of my head are ...

1 the first customer comes along with a chihuahua, the next with a horse - what kind of setup could cope with that disparity in size?

2 hair and fur are so difficult to scan well - have you tried anything at all to get a feel for just how difficult it is?

3 what if a horse gets scared by the camera flash, or the noise of the shutters and bolts off, knocking over and trampling over your cameras?

 I could be wrong but if you haven't actually tried any photogrammetry yet, just do some small experiments to get a feel for what is currently possible and what isn't.

 The theory looks fine - be prepared to spend X on lots of cameras, and then this will be your magic money-generating machine, no skill needed, just press the button - but in practice there are lots of ways in which photogrammetry falls short of neat and tidy expectations,

andrew