Case studies

3D facial capture using a custom-built photogrammetry setup for Orthodontics

Device:Stereo-Face 3D
Cameras:14 reflex Canon EOS 1200D
Lenses:18-55 mm EF-S lenses
Mesh:350,000 vertices
Tags:Digital Orthodontics, Facial Capturing, Medical Engineering
All the data collected here have been kindly provided by Hans Wellens, a Belgian orthodontist and Ph.D. at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Together with other researchers from different Universities of Belgium and Netherlands, he developed a custom-built photogrammetry system for 3D facial capture to be used for Orthodontics. Their work aimed at providing a cheaper while still competitive solution with respect to other state-of-the-art systems already available on the market.

The article of the project has been recently published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (Volume 158, Issue 2, August 2020).

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Photogrammetry Survey Piadena Drizzona

The Aqueduct Tower of Piadena Drizzona

Aerial Photogrammetry, Building Monitoring

All the data collected here have been kindly provided by the Italian company DL Droni Srl. The subject of this case study is an aqueduct tower located in Cremona, Italy, damaged due to the lack of maintenance over the years.
Within the next months is going back to being property of the Municipality of Piadena Drizzona, which is now aiming to develop a recovery project of the building through a visual and close analysis of the structure, along with a 3D reconstruction of the tower.

Redevelopment for the New Museum of Modern Art in Brescia

Architecture, Aerial Photogrammetry, Cultural Heritage

Nicola Liguori, graduating student in Building Engineering from Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, carried out his dissertation project in collaboration with the Museum of Santa Giulia of Brescia, Italy, which felt the need to expand the warehouses for its artistic works. His project focused on aerial photogrammetry with UAV systems to digitally reconstruct the disused building called “Casere”, aiming to collect useful information for its redevelopment for the future Museum of Modern Art in Brescia.

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Photogrammetry Case Study Brescia

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The New Jerusalem VR

The New Jerusalem

Point Cloud, Cultural Heritage

All the data have been kindly provided by Israeli artist Doron Altaratz, a Ph.D. candidate in communications and media studies at the Hebrew University and a Senior Lecturer at the Hadassah Academic College and Bezalel academy of Art and Design. Doron’s research currently concerns the social interactions of users with media and technology.
The project, in collaboration with electronic musician Ariel Karsh, was part of an international residency program at the Arebyte Gallery of London, with Rebecca Edwards as curator.

The Bust of San Nicola da Tolentino

Cultural Heritage, Virtual Museum

This case study has been kindly provided by Alessio Cardaci and Pietro Azzola of the School of Engineering, University of Bergamo, Italy, and Antonella Versaci of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Enna “Kore”, Italy. Their work had been inserted within the program of the event “LowCost 3D” which took place in Strasbourg, France, on December 2nd-3rd, 2019.

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Cultural Heritage

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The Chillon Castle

The Chillon Castle – Photogrammetry for VR and AR

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Cultural Heritage

Digital artist Chris Blaser of g3D art-e-motion, along with Circle Lab GmbH, is working on a new Army museum in the area of Montreux, Switzerland. The museum will be opened in 2020 inside the Fort de Chillon, right above the medieval castle Chillon. The goal here is to extract a Low Poly version of the castle with Normals from the High Poly output for VR and Realtime Preview.

The Jabal Hafit anticline

Geology, Aerial Photogrammetry

Reuben J. Hansman and Uwe Ring of the Department of Geological Sciences of the Stockholm University, presented a workflow for field geologists that includes the usage of aerial photogrammetry to cover the wide area of the Jabal Hafit anticline in the United Arab Emirates. The aim is the extraction of geological information from the 3D reconstruction to create a 3D geological model

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Quarry Volume Monitoring

Volume monitoring

Zerolab, Italian design studio, applies aerophotogrammetric survey across a quarry being exploited as landifill for aggregates. The main goal is to periodically survey the volume increase of quarry material.

Creation of game assets

Videogames, Modeling

Tomáš Búran – 3d artist making models for the Game Industry and for VR medical applications – will guide you through his process of generating smaller objects like fruits, vegetables, small statuettes etc. using close range photogrammetry. In this case study, the target is asset generation for videogames using 3DF Zephyr.

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Multispectral Images

Precision Agriculture

DL Droni SRL, Italian company providing aerial photography and photogrammetry services used a specific camera to shoot multispectral photos of countryside area to monitor vegetation and processed them with 3DF Zephyr Aerial.
3DF Zephyr Aerial allows you to easily process multispectral images and create a custom output band combining output bands from multispectral camera.

19* century cemetery


IRLAB (Institute for Research and Learning in Archaeology and Bioarchaeology), a 501 (c)(3) organization conducting research projects on funerary and archaeological contexts both in Italy and in the United States, shows a skeleton (identified by the code USk2110) belonging to an adult individual (about 25 y.o.) uncovered in a 19* century rural cemetery in central Ohio (Harrison Township Cholera Cemetery) where a cholera epidemic took place in 1832 and 1849.

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Arch of Caracalla

Photogrammetry & BIM

The Dar_Med Unit, a group of teachers and researches of the University of Florence headed by Prof. Giovanni Pancani took advantage of 3DF Zephyr to 3D reconstruct one of the most astonishing, to say the least, landmark of the surroundings, namely the Arch of Caracalla at Volubilis, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Mauretania located near today’s city of Meknes, Morocco.


Mixed Aerial / Ground

Microgeo, our exclusive Italian reseller for 3DF Zephyr Aerial show you Calenzano, a small Village in the region of Tuscany, near the city of Florence, Italy.
This project shows how the power of 3DF Zephyr allows you to merge different survey methods such as ground pictures, aerial pictures, and laser scan.

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