My first time posting I have a few questions for the community. Currently my experience in photogrammetry is the ability to produce with a Nikon D5500 and Autodesk Remake(Recap) successfully for cemetery statues. Where do I want to be? Currently, I want to be able to document, digitize, and deploy museum interactive kiosk with digitized artifacts and historic land/structures.
Advice for objects, currently curators do not like the idea of using developer spray or any form of coating to help reduce reflection. What recommendations does any of the community have for tough subjects such as taxidermy, mechanical parts ex. rims, cars, pistons, guns, metal, glass, etc. Any advice and techniques would be greatly appreciated.
I have tested with an Artec 3D Eva scanner and a Creaform HandyScan the output on simple subjects such as stone statues compare to a camera was disappointing. My camera produced overall better quality. From research, I understand I need to pick up Zbrush to help assist in the reconstruction of scans. This software can also assist in patching holes. Does anyone in the community have any tutorials they want to recommend? I will be starting fresh into Zbrush and would the student version ZBrushCore be adequate enough to complete this process?
I am looking to invest in a Phantom 4 DJI Drone for 3D UAV mapping to perform 3D maps of historic areas to preserve history. I am also going to take lessons on how to fly, program, and to become certified this summer. I also want to use a drone to do memorial statues, statues, historic buildings, bridges, etc. From research it seems the Phantom 4 DJI Drone is a highly used model for this purpose. From searching scans I do notice melting, holes, etc. I understand the more time you put into a project to better overall quality. I have not tested yet but since my software is now ReCap instead of ReMake has anyone used ReCap to produce high quality UAV maps and photogrammetry with a drone? I know of AgiSoft etc. What is the communities software of choice? Any other advice and recommendation is highly appreciated.
Why do I want to preserve history? I have worked at the Indiana State Museum for ten years in the IT AV department. I have been finishing my bachelors and masters. My capstone for undergrad next semester will be a kiosk interactive with just a completed theme. Currently thinking of using Native American artifacts or Pioneer Tools to produce a themed kiosk to assist a visitor in the viewing and learning of the objects. I have worked with Sketchfabs API currently and does anyone know how I produce custom annotation boxes to populate in the same location when accessing annotation points? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
My final question is what tools, turn tables, etc. do you as a community recommend? I was thinking of purchasing a piece of glass to make into a turn table. I will also purchase some developer spray to use on my own objects just to get familiarity with the substance. When I want to capture the sides and bottom of objects do you use an x or tape down a box to make sure the object appears in the same area to help with the rendering process? Any advice is greatly appreciated, if you have read my full post thank you for your time. I understand I am asking quite a bit here. I am just attempting to iron out details for my thesis proposal. This thesis will last from the summer of 2018 to the spring "May" of 2019.
Again thank you all for reading and any comments.