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Use Aerial Photos to Create a 3D Model of Your Home

News, Products • 5th Aug, 14 • 1 Comment

 

Here at Pennsylvania Aerial Photography - PennByAir - we stay cutting edge by flying the newest drone technology available. We have made it easy and affordable for homeowners and real estate agents alike to have beautiful aerial photos of their properties. Photographing properties from angles that are physically impossible to achieve with ground-based photography, capturing entire landscapes in one aerial photograph, and even surveying the roofs of houses are some examples of why people hire us instead of ground-based photographers. What’s more, our aerial photography services are more efficient and significantly less expensive than helicopter-based aerial photographers, and we can vary our altitude as low as four feet to as high as 1000+ feet. Most of the time, when taking aerial photos of a house, we only need to fly at 100 to 200 feet, an altitude where helicopters can’t even fly safely.

The next step...

Today, we are proud to announce a new technology along with our standard aerial photographic services. We now offer 3D printed representations of the aerial photographs our drone captures. Some of our clients were giving our aerial photographs of their houses as gifts to family members for special occasions. Now, with our 3D printing service, we are offering our customers an even more custom and innovative way to showcase their homes. A 3D printed representation is an accurate portrayal that you can hold and cherish for years to come.

How do we accomplish this?

This process is accomplished first by taking several hundred high-resolution aerial photographs from our drone, which is made easier by the fact that our camera is fully independent from the drone and stabilized. Most aerial photographs from other companies have a blurred quality from the drones’ rotors spinning and moving the camera. We take pride in the fact that even our raw footage looks like it came from a ground-based dolly or jib. The aerial photographs are then taken back to our studio where we stitch and render them together. The rendered product is a full 3D representation that can then be sent through our 3D printer. We use ABS plastic material and can choose from a variety of colors. Our 3D printer is a dual-extruder type so we can print two colors at once. After the print is complete, we then can paint the model to real life detail. The houses can be built up to 9x6x6 inches and can go even bigger by printing in halves and gluing them together.

Our future...

As far as we know, we are the first to offer this service combining two new technologies: drone aerial photography and 3D printing. This product is something that can be purchased as an add-on for our services and is not only a fun gift for homeowners, but also a great product for developers. We only need about a week from your date of booking our aerial photography services to create a final 3D printed representation of your home. We hope to be your next stop for aerial photography and 3D printing.

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  1. Ben Morris

    Awesome stuff!

 

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