Friday, May 13, 2005

Model a City in Hours

Model a City in HoursAvideh Zakhor and her team at UC Berkley recently modeled downtown Berkeley in 4½ hours (26 minutes of driving plus 4 hours of data processing). How is this possible!? Professor Zakhor and her team mounted lasers and digital cameras to virtually any vehicle, thus making truck or plane a highly efficient large scale scanner. Initial usage of the device is aimed at military purposes using unmanned aircrafts in swarms to scan and model enemy territory for further study. Zakhor is also developing a time based scanner resulting in a 4-dimensional model.

Here is a video of Professor Avideh's talk on 3D city modeling at Google, October 2006; 60 mins - Good job to her and her team that is focusing on this topic. They are raising the bar and breaking new grounds in the realm of 3D modeling and data collection:

3 comments:

get paid for online surveys August 31, 2010 at 4:57 AM  

Is there any scope for 3 d modeling in the internet and online jobs?It is a very interesting line of work and creativity which is the main staple of the job yields well when you can sell it to the big graphic houses.

railroad track maintenance September 27, 2010 at 8:30 PM  

There is a lot of help for the 3D model designer these days.As you said the air crafts are used to capture the stills or videos of what is essential should be of great help.There is amazing digital work in the games these days.

Jifdc September 27, 2010 at 10:35 PM  

@get paid for online surveys: These days 3D is becoming more familiar to all sorts of industries. So the scope depends on what type of 3D do you do. Is it for architecture?, for animation maybe?... Once you pinpoint the industry, then you can figure out the other details and availability of such jobs, offline and online.

@railroad track maintenance: I agree.

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