Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Photogrammetry

Obtaining an objects geometry from a set of photos.


Object in question.
A piece of Petrified Wood 8 inches tall.




Set of 40 images.



Software display of photo array.




Resulting Point Cloud




Resulting object




Resulting Texture Map.




Monday, August 1, 2011

Secret Projects

Amazon Recruiting contacted me in '11 with a job offer that was the most unusual I have ever encountered.
They had a project, that they couldn't tell me about, where they needed me to perform tasks, that they couldn't tell me about, making a product, that they couldn't tell me about.

So as Senior Visual Designer, I tried to make this thing, that I cant tell you about, with a team that had zero experience making that type of thing, and I cant tell you why, which is why they hired me, and I cant tell you what for, with a manager that maneuvered his team into acting complicity in a corporate security breach, which I cant tell you the details of, and a dev team that wanted to pass 3D data as if it were 1997, which is just too bazaar to even attempt to explain were I able to.

Other than that, it was a great job.
A Big Dating Game Kiss to Jeff B. for having the initial idea which made that project possible.