The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume XLIII-B2-2020
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIII-B2-2020, 785–790, 2020
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIII-B2-2020, 785–790, 2020

  12 Aug 2020

12 Aug 2020


O. Lanz1,6, F. Sottsas2, M. Conni3, M. Boschetti1,4, E. Nocerino5, F. Menna6, and F. Remondino6 O. Lanz et al.
  • 1Covision Lab, Bressanone-Brixen, Italy
  • 2Durst Phototechnik AG, Bressanone-Brixen, Italy
  • 3Barbieri Electronics, Bressanone-Brixen, Italy
  • 4Microtec, Bressanone-Brixen, Italy
  • 5LIS UMR 7020, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, ENSAM, Université De Toulon, Marseille, 13397, France
  • 6Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), Trento, Italy

Keywords: photogrammetry, computer vision, 3D modeling, point cloud, multi-view, system calibration

Abstract. Image-based 3D models generation typically involves three stages, namely: 2D image acquisition, data processing, and 3D surface generation and editing. The availability of different easy-to-use and low-cost image acquisition solutions, combined with open-source or commercial processing tools, has democratized the 3D reconstruction and digital twin generation. But high geometric and texture fidelity on small- to medium-scale objects as well as integrated commercial system for mass 3D digitization are not available. The paper presents our effort to build such a system, i.e. a market-ready multi-camera solution and a customized reconstruction process for mass 3D digitization of small to medium objects. The system is realized as a joint work between industrial and academic partners, in order to employ the latest technologies for the needs of the market. The proposed versatile image acquisition and processing system pushes to the limits the 3D digitization pipeline combining a rigid capturing system with photogrammetric reconstruction methods.