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Creating 3D Model Scans with . . . Your Smartphone?


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Digital photogrammetry is easy. But, how did we get to this handheld tech from something that once required kites and hot air balloons?

Photogrammetry is, simply put, the process of creating a 3D object from multiple photos. The photos are used to make measurements between objects and create a 3D representation of the objects.

There are several industries that use photogrammetry, which has helped break down the barriers from older, more cumbersome tech (we’ll get into that below).

So, who exactly uses photogrammetry to create 3D files from real-world objects?

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