Having trouble aligning cameras properly in RC and Photoscan

(Abby Crawford) #1

A couple of weeks ago I photographed a book cart for the local museum. Each side of the cart has different books on it, and the handles of the cart each have all sorts of different yarn around them making them unique. The problem that I am running into is that the photos from one end of the cart aren’t aligning properly, perhaps because there’s the same infographic on both ends of the cart (see image below). So the photos from one end align with the photos from the other end. I would think that the books and yarn would be enough to help the photos align, but I guess not.

Anyway, I’ve tried adding control points to the cart and the items on the cart, but that didn’t make much difference. I’ve tried running the photo set in Reality Capture and Photoscan, with similar alignment results in both. I’ve gotten the mesh to turn out semi-ok, but the alignment problems are creating texture issues.

Does anybody have any clever suggestions for how to get everything to align correctly?