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Photogrammetry for Linux

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Is there any software to create 3D-models from 2D-pictures which runs on Linux-Mint? I only found visualSFM which seems to be quite old and complicated to use.
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Have you investigated Blender?

https://www.blender.org/support/

I believe this Youtube video describes how to convert 2D to 3D in Blender.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6cmClwLhz8

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Re: Photogrammetry for Linux

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Thank you for that information. I looked a bit into it and there is an addon to Blender for photogrammetry. But it seems still in development and very work intensive, something more for experts. There are other descriptions too but it is difficult for me to understand (Portugese and French).
Other problem: I am in China and Youtube is blocked :(
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Re: Photogrammetry for Linux

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Hi otadmin,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

meshroom: 3D Reconstruction Software
https://github.com/alicevision/meshroom

16 Best Photogrammetry Software Tools in 2019 (6 are Free) | All3DP
- look for linux on right side
https://all3dp.com/1/best-photogrammetry-software/

regard3d ?
- Unless you can find ready to install Linux versions of regard3d and all its dependencies, this app is far too complicated to install in Linux for most users even if you can compile it from its source code. I am trying to compile it from source code along with all the dependency packages and have run into issue after issue requiring compiling and installing other dependencies from each of their separate source code folders and other sources.

- You might be able to install their MS Windows version in Linux using Wine and certainly through Virtualbox with a version of MS Windows in that.
http://www.regard3d.org/

List of Free Photogrammetry Software [The Ultimate List 2019 ]
https://www.3dbeginners.com/list-of-fre ... -software/

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Photogrammetry for Linux

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You can convert your 2-D shape into a path using Inkscape. Then you can import the path and make it into a 3-D object in Blender. You still need to learn those two programs, which is no easy task....

I made these gears from 2-D drawings a while back..

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Hello otadmin
What exactly are you planning to do? From medical 3D tomographies to architecture, 3D reconstructions or product design, everything is possible...

@ phd21
Thank you very much for recommending Meshroom. I will have to take a closer look at that in the near future. At least it's on the hard drive.
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Hi "absque fenestris",

You are welcome...

"Meshroom" is easy to install and comes right up on my Linux Mint 19.x and KDE Neon systems.
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Re: Photogrammetry for Linux

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I am trying to create 3d furniture and machines for a program called "SweetHome 3d". My objects would normally not exceed the size of a cupboard.
Reading the reply I thought regard3d is the ideal thing and downloaded it. But to use it on Linux it has to be compiled by the user and that seems to exceed my abilities.
But I downloaded regard3d for windows and installed it on a machine I had standing around with windows10 on it. Will try it and then report on my success (or not).
Really should try Meshroom after you said it runs on Linux.
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Re: Photogrammetry for Linux

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Hi otadmin,

You might consider installing and trying "meshroom".

From what I read Blender, Sketchup (free online version or install through Linux Wine), etc... will also work. I would assume some if not all of the various CAD applications would also work.

As I already stated, "regard3d" may be a good application, but it does not install in Linux Mint 19.x based on Ubuntu 18.04 bionic and I could not get it to compile either. The instructions are inadequate and incomplete. Just out of curiosity and to help with your post, I spent many hours trying to compile and install this software - unsuccessfully. If the regard3d developer(s) want Linux users to use their software they will have to provide decent working instructions and installation options like a Linux installer file, pre-compiled binaries, installation scripts, PPA, AppImage, something that works. You might be able to install their Ms Windows version using Linux Wine and anyone can run any MS Windows application in Virtualbox or VMware with a version of MS Windows in that while still in Linux assuming your computer hardware has enough resources.

Sweet Home 3D Forum - View Thread - Create furniture
http://www.sweethome3d.com/support/foru ... hread,6340

Sweet Home 3D : Plug-ins and tools
http://www.sweethome3d.com/plugins.jsp

Hope this helps ...
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