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IT Wizards: Reality Capture

  • COST

    Free and open to the public.

  • TYPE

    CEs

  • AUDIENCE

    Professionals

  • ACCREDITATIONS

    1.5 LU AIA credits are available

My Fellow IT Wizards,

Have you ever designed something, only to find it doesn’t fit in the field because your project data was old, outdated or just incorrect? Ever wish you could just take photos of something and have it show up as a model? Ever wonder how you could work with point cloud data in your workflows? Do you think that reality capture is just laser scanning and is too expensive for you? In the past, being able to capture existing historical site information accurately was challenging. Today, new technologies are allowing for easy data collection through photogrammetry, point cloud data with updated workflows, and 3D modeling. In this presentation, we will go over what Reality Capture is, and how we can acquire and work with data to create models that reflect real-life conditions. We’ll review several reality capture techniques and tools (some are even free!) and will review benefits for general design and construction as well as historical preservation and restoration purposes.

Outline
Introduction to Reality Capture
· What is a point cloud?
· What is photogrammetry?
· Intro to Autodesk ReCap

ReCap Photo
· Accessing ReCap
· Importing Photos, Creating Model

ReCap Pro
· Importing Laser Scans
· Cleaning Up Point Clouds
· Interact with the Point Cloud
· Measurements
· Graphic Styles

Leveraging Point Clouds in Revit
· Linking into Revit
· Workflow Best Practices

Hope to see you in March!

Bruce Harrington
Chair, IT Wizards

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