Falko Schindler

A Computer Vision Scientist from Bonn, Germany

Reconstruct 3D Objects using Miscrosoft Photosynth

2010-10-14 by Falko Schindler, tagged as structure-from-motion

Previously I wrote about Structure from Motion using Bundler. If you have troubles with these Linux command line tools, you might want to try Microsoft Photosynth. You simply select the images on your hard drive and wait the software to align all cameras, basically the same way Bundler would.
(Ok, first you need to download a piece of software and create a Windows Live ID… But as a brave Linux user you are running such Microsoft programs in a Virtual Box. So it doesn’t do too much harm.)

The best of all: The tiny tool SynthExport lets you download and extract the sparse 3D keypoint cloud as well as all camera parameters in various formats (OBJ, PLY, VRML, X3D, CSV). So you can display and post-process your data immediately in MeshLab or some other program of your choice.