Midweek Motivation: Bringing Fasil Ghebbi to Life w/ RealityCapture photogrammetry software

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RealityCapture is a state-of-the-art photogrammetry software solution.  The Zamani Project used it to bring the Ethiopian UNESCO site, Fasil Ghebbi, into 3D.

Fasil Ghebbi is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The spatial documentation of Fasil Ghebbi took place during the Zamani Project field campaign in 2018. The spatially documented monuments include the Castle of Emperor Fasilides, the Bakaffa Castle, Dawit III’s Hall, the Castle of Emperor Iyasu, the Royal Library, the Chancellery, the Royal Archive Building as well as Stables and Lion Cages.

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About Zamani Project

The Zamani Project is a research group at the University of Cape Town, which aims to capture spatial information of tangible cultural heritage sites across Africa and other parts of the world.
To learn more about the project visit: Zamaniproject.org


RealityCapture is the state-of-the-art photogrammetry software solution that is changing the industry.  To summarize, it automatically extracts beautiful and accurate 3D models from a set of ordinary images and/or laser scans.

In fact, it is currently the fastest solution on the market. It brings effectivity to your work and allows you to focus on your targets.

Create virtual reality scenes, textured 3D meshes, orthographic projections, geo-referenced maps, and much more from images and/or laser scans completely automatically.

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Posted by Kim Sternisha