Photogrammetry to 3D Printing - Marques de Pombal Palace

General / 21 November 2018

I've captured a photo dataset of a amazing fountain located at Marques de Pombal Palace, in Oeiras. The purpose of this photo session was to create a 3d model using 3DF Zephyr to solve these processes. The main idea was basically this - shoot the object, reconstruct it digitally and make it available on the web so anyone can see it. However, and since I've already a significant "collection" of relevant buildings, fountains, sculptures, etc, I thought it would be fun to 3d print some of them and try to recreate the environment. Since I'm now more at home (due to the birth of my son :) ) this looked like a good idea to try.

This palace is one of my favorites in the region, the gardens are beautiful and you can go there for free, so, i really don't know how many times I went there to shoot stuff (most of them are here and on my sketchfab), and for that, it seemed obvious to start this little project with something from there. 

The source is this:



From this, capturing a significant photo dataset and as said before, using 3DF Zephyr, I've got this:




Then, from this digital fountain, I've prepared it in order to get a proper 3d print.
At this stage, I've used a Creality Ender 3, a cheap but great solution for what was needed. Around 16 hours later the print was finished, with around 20cm tall.



After removing all the supports printed, I've got this:


Now, it's time to sand some areas and apply some paint. As soon as I have updates I'll post them. :D
Any questions, suggestions, etc, feel free to comment and i'll try to answer asap.

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Helpful Links:
https://www.3dflow.net
https://3dprinting.com/what-is-3d-printing/
http://www.cm-oeiras.pt/pt/descobrir/Paginas/palacio_marques_de_pombal.aspx