Welcome to the Echolenz project. I have owned various 360 cameras over the past ten or so years and have taken many Gigs worth or footage but have largely never posted/shared any of that content. Much of it in truth is garbage but some of it I think is worth sharing with the world. One of the things I like to do with a 360 camera is match a shot from either a historical photo or scene from a film or TV show. I’ve shot a number of them some are good and some well let’s not talk about them. I did build a wordpress website to host these 360s but the 360 plugin broke so I’m currently looking for a workaround, so this page is kind of a place holder. Also if you are someone interested in compositing/editing content in 360 or staging a shot for compositing I’m happy to help.
Okay I’ve learned with this filter system like most things it’s good to start with good source material
so an already well shot photo or image is necessary. This will not make a bad photo or image amazing.
Took a trip with my brother a few years ago (2014ish oh here is the post) to ABQ to see some breaking bad filming locations. around 2016 I happened to once again be in ABQ, this time with a 360 photo camera and free time so I decided to take some shots of the Breaking Bad cooking location.
I wanted to try to match a shot from the show and composite Walt, Jesse and the RV. I wanted to do something like this for some time and thought about the problems and possible best practices. Matching a shot is tricky for a number of reasons some of the big ones being: matching the location of the camera, the lens of the camera and lighting. Say you found the precise location and height of the camera it still wont match perfectly because of the difference in lenses. As for the lighting, you could shoot at the same time of day as when they filmed but it’s a different day of the year from when they filmed so the sun will be in a different location. On top of all that they might digitally alter the background in post production and there is no way I can think of matching that outside of recreating that digital work.
So with that in mind finding the shot you would like to match I thought it would be best to use a nice wide shot and note the time of day when it was shot from the shadows. This was my first attempt at doing this, it’s not perfect but I think the end results were not that bad. I had posted this as a 360 photo back in 2016 but I had a database problem last year and lost that post so I’m now reposting it. This time I’m using Google Street view. Hopefully it’s not conceded a violation.
A photogrammetry scan from Camp George West in Golden Colorado. There was no editing in any external 3D program so another raw scan. I’m still getting my sea legs with photogrammetry and I think the results are better than my first photo scan of the smaller older cannon https://skfb.ly/68trH . Don’t know what type of cannon this is?
Created in RealityCapture by Capturing Reality from 281 images in 00h:59m:33s.
Over the past few months in the Modo forums there have been some incredibly talented artist who have been showing off the new MOP Boolean plugin. Seeing all the cool guns motivated me into joining in on the fun. So I mad this using the MOP Boolean plugin in Modo 11.1 and this is my entry into the MOP Boolean Gun Club.
For this gun the concept was simple. To make a smaller, sleeker, sexier and a little silly looking kind of a futuristic Walther PPK sized gun (granted it looks nothing like the PPK). Something that an assassin could use in say a futuristic Kill Bill 3. The Mood Gun is considerably dangerous yet none lethal. Various setting allow the user to alter or enhance the mood of a subject.
Some nice comments over in reddit’s Imaginary Technology subreddit!
I try to sketch something new on an unused whiteboard every week. I’ll try to upload the ones I find interesting. This one was inspired by a recent camping trip to Ghost Ranch New Mexico and visit to Meow Wolf.