During a one-week student project we built a small Java applet showing a bird’s-eye view of Bonn. Therefore we took images using a lightweight drone (type md4-200) from microdrones GmbH as well as an SLR camera Nikon D70s. Always multiple single views were combined to one panorama image using Autopano Giga. For presenting out work online we use the applet PTViewer.
This short demo shows how to generate beautiful surface plots of implicite and explicite functions using default matlab routines. By adding some lighting and computing local surface normals we can produce renderings of unexpected quality.