3d landscapes and photogrammetry – WinStars 3

3d landscapes and photogrammetry

And now, here are some 3D landscapes ! For the moment, this new feature is very experimental. The program only displays a single object (a mesh) containing all the elements of a landscape (vegetation, constructions etc…). These 3D objects have been obtained by photogrammetry, a technique that consists in shooting a scene from a multitude of points of view in order to reconstruct it in volume.

The solar radio telescope element in WinStars.
You can see the complexity of the mesh by activating the 3D/wireframe mode option.

But this solution is not optimal. The details of the landscapes are still too approximate in some cases and the files are far too heavy. I will use later the tessellation technique to improve the quality of the rendering and the size of the modules.