This article describes how to create a Model Target by capturing a physical object using photogrammetry. This does not require dedicated hardware but present its own limitations. Please refer to this guide for an overview of available options to create Model Targets by scanning physical objects.
Firstly, you should select a software that is suitable for your needs. There are a variety available that each specializes in different fields of photogrammetry scans. In this article, we have selected two that accomplishes the mesh generation and texturing to a satisfactory level.
- Meshroom is an open source 3D Reconstruction Software based on the AliceVision framework. It is currently available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Follow their installation guide here.
NOTE: Mac users need to take additional installation steps. Please consult their guide for more information.
- RealityCapture by CapturingReality is a professional photogrammetry software with a high level and fast generation of models but it is available only for Windows. See their pricing lists here. The installation guide will appear in their application download menu and when you first launch the application.
NOTE: An activation step to verify your license is necessary when you first launch the software.