ShapeCapture Features:

Main Features

  • Accurate 3D measurement and 3D modeling.
  • Photogrammetric image registration
  • Full camera calibration
  • Ability to use different sensors or camera types in a project
  • Outputs accuracy estimates for all measurements
  • Automatic target extraction, matching, and measurement
  • Export 3D coordinates and models to various 3D formats
  • 3D modeling from two or more photos
  • 3D modeling from a single photo
  • non contact 3D measurement

Quick look at the Features:
  • Photogrammetric Bundle adjustment: ShapeCapture provides for and outputs a precision analysis of all measured points.

  • The extraction of targets, and point features from images using advanced image processing Automatic Sub-Pixel for targets and corners.

  • A point in the image can be one of the following: A target or a dot of any size or shape that is distinguishable from its background, a corner of two edges or any small feature that can be recognized in more than one image.

  • The computation of the 3D coordinates of the extracted features, from two or more images

  • ShapeCapture provides tools to do these measurements to a sub-pixel precision.

  • Full camera calibration: ShapeCapture solves for 15 parameters, 9 internal parameters and 6 external parameters.

  • 3D point extraction, measurement and modeling from single images.

  • The fitting of data to standard geometric models: When 3D points fall on a surface which is a plane, sphere, cylinder, general quadric or a circle. ShapeCapture can provide the parameters of the surface.

  • The program also provides an estimate of the accuracy of the fitting in the form of the deviation of the actual points from the fitted surface and provides subdivision to fit thousands of points.

  • The geometric modeling and texture mapping to visualize the data.

  • Combining models created independently from different image sets into a single model. For example, a model created by close up images on a building facade can be combined with the model created by images taken further away of the same building, or a model of one section of a room can be combined with a model of another section of the room.

  • Modeling is automatic for joining vertices.

  • Accept data from other sensor sources eg: laser or white light scanners

  • Multiple stereo matching features.

  • Multiple data sets.

  • The wire frame model can be viewed and edited using a new 3D viewer/editor. This is useful in removing unwanted triangles. The model can also be edited, this time either adding or removing triangles, from the projected wire frame on any image.

  • Texture mapping: Perspective distortion is removed on textures

  • 3d modeling from a single photo

  • 3d modeling from two or more photos

  • More efficient use of texture mapping.

  • Additional images, e.g. taken for the purpose of improving the texture, can be registered with that model.

  • Export to VRML 1.0/2.0, DXF format STL and Wavefront OBJ (with MTL)

ShapeCapture has the following image processing operations:

  • Automatic thresholding (used in target extraction and some edge operations)

  • Noise reduction

  • Sharpening or enhancement

  • Edge detection

Advantages of ShapeCapture:

  • Accuracy; ShapeCapture provides for the highest accuracy regardless of whether you are doing first order measurement or deformation analysis or producing 3D models for web content.

  • Reporting output: ShapeCapture provides for a precision analysis of all measure points.

  • Speed, the ability of reading thousands of points per second.

  • Automated, point measurement and vertices are done automatically.

  • The projection and measuring automatically of projected patterns on the subject, provides for non contact of the subject and avoids time consuming target placement.

  • 3d surfaces, accurate surface functions for complex shapes, including automatic point creation and measurement on known surfaces using either triangle subdivision or random point generation. This provides for thousands or ten of thousands of points that provide for the best wire frame data.

  • Realistic photo-textured 3D models.

  • 3d modeling from a single photo.

  • More efficient use of texture mapping; for example, only specific images may be warped, for example those where the surface is slanted, while those with surfaces nearly parallel to the camera can be left un-warped. Also if no warping is required, the same texture image can be reused to reduce the size of texture memory required.

  • Multiple data sets, this allows you to input 3d models of areas of an object and combine the models. The combined models can be created independently from different sets of images, even different cameras. Example of this would be a structure like a church where the interior and exterior models are combined into one.

  • 3d sets, the program creates a set for each entity of the model this is equivalent of a CAD layer. You can view the sets or layers separately. When you have calculated the 3D model, you can view your work superimposed on the photos. This unique approach works very well in a CAD environment.

  • 3d viewer for all formats.

  • Sets can be displayed in 3d viewer.

  • Additional parameters such as cameras and parameters displayed in 3d viewer.

  • Ability to import text files for control points.

  • Ability to import text file for XYZ points and project them on the images.

  • Perform a bundle solution with one distance.

  • Ability to import textures and colors into the models.

  • Makes use of additional information such as surveyed points, known dimensions, known camera position, and GPS. 

  • 3D cloning feature

  • Advanced modeling features, such as automatic block, column and arch creation

  • Ability to import textures and colors into the models.

  • Ability to work with laser scanner data sets

  • Expanded single photo drawing features to include parallel and perpendicular surfaces.