Artist Blog

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Digital landscapes

Jul 17, 2015 - Dominic Hawgood

  Pano   I scanned a lot of street scenes, and to an extent I was reliant on the weather, the flatter more diffused the light the better, so smog filled days worked perfectly.  The scenes, no matter how mundane could ultimately be transformed, so I wasn't out to capture the exotic, just well exposed and noise free photographs.  To better understand how images can be constructed I've included a detail of a tree I found, the bark had a very particular quality I felt would transfer well into 3d.   Tree     Scan   The blue rectangles represent camera positions fed into scanning software, and from these a detailed 3d model could be built, viewed from any angle, and manipulated as desired.  When processed the model could then be placed into further 3d software, and the image below shows what the tree model looks like when a basic material has been applied, and combined with one of the HDRI's to illuminate the scene.  The level of detail that's been captured is amazing, 2d images have been turned into sophisticated 3d images without any high end scanning hardware, just a DSLR.   FINAL_001