ARCH 3D is a free service based on stereoscopic photogrammetry (close range). With this system it is possible to obtain 3D point clouds with RGB color starting from images. Our research team is qualified only for Cultural Heritage analysis and reconstructions, like Archaeology, Architecture, Sculpture and others.
Photogrammetry is a technique that allows to obtain a lot of metric information starting from images, as well as the geometric and volumetric reconstructions of objects. Photogrammetry, based on passive sensors (image based), is divided into monoscopic and stereoscopic. The first allows to acquire metric data from only one frame (single image), for example from one image we can acquire the orthogonal planar projection.
In stead of monoscopic view, the stereo photogrammetry allows to obtain stereoscopic reconstruction (in 3D) of objects using only pictures taken from different points of view.
Point cloud is the basic element of any 3D model; the ARCH 3D point clouds has a photographic quality with RGB color.
The 3D model created with ARCH 3D will send you in PLY format.
To visualize and manage point clouds, we suggest to use the opensource software Meshlab or CloudCompare, that you can use with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. You can use Meshlab also with mobile devices.