You Can Get There From Here – Creating 3D models with Photorealistic textures from E57 LiDAR scans

How-to Session

Friday, April 30, 2021: 11:00am - 12:00pm - - How-to Session

Fred Leighton, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA

Published paper: You Can Get There From Here – Creating 3D models with Photorealistic textures from the e57 file format

Demonstration of workflow for developing 3D models with photorealistic textures for use in interactive projects. A development pipeline will be demonstrated showing how to create models with textures, starting from E57 files that include LiDAR scan and associated image data, and ending with an optimized 3D model asset for use in software authoring tools.

Bibliography:
Data Sources

CyArk and partners
cyark.org


Examples of usage and implementation

Google Arts and Culture
Gereza Fort, mobile AR project
https://artsandculture.google.com/pocketgallery/bAVxsUCcxRmrsQ


Software

RealityCapture
capturingreality.com

Blender
blender.org

Unity
unity.com