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Building a photogrammetry turntable

As we explained in our photogrammetry introduction, photogrammetry fundamentally involves taking many photos of an object from multiple angles.  This is pretty straightforward, but it can also be time consuming. …

Calculated Camera Positions

Introduction to Photogrammetry

Whether you’re working on VR, 3D printing, or innovative research, capturing real-world objects in three dimensions is an increasingly common need.  There are a lot of technologies to aid in …

Detecting Spherical Media Files

In many ways, VR is still a case of a “wild west” as far as technology goes.  There are very few true standards, and those that do exist haven’t been …

Sharing code in higher ed

The “sharing first” sentiment is gaining momentum across academia… The Economist recently ran an article about commercial applications of code from higher education.  While LATIS Labs isn’t exactly planning to …

mean eigenface

I’ve just seen a face…

For many of us, facial recognition in digital images may seem like one of Facebook and Google’s recent parlor tricks to make it easier for you to “tag” your friends …

Interaction via Google Cardboard

While devices like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive generate a lot of the headlines in the world of VR, for most users, lower-cost and lower-fidelity devices like the Google …

VR, 360, and 3D oh my!

“Virtual reality” is here to stay, and the tools for authoring virtual reality content are becoming increasingly easy to access.  Whether it’s a basic spherical image or a fully interactive …