3D printing is big. 3D scanning — taking multiple photos to produce 3D geometry — is big. And hey, of course aerial drone photography is big.
So how big is a new combination of these three types of tech?
SkyeCam Productions says it uses aerial photos to create a 3d model of your home. They capture several hundred high-resolution aerial shots, which are stitched and rendered together for “a full 3D representation that can then be sent through our 3D printer.” The dual-extruder prints two colors at once, and model houses can be built up to 9x6x6 inches — or “even bigger by printing parts and gluing them together.”
The result is “a custom and innovative way to showcase your home… A 3D printed representation is an accurate portrayal that you can hold and cherish for years to come.”
The Baltimore-based company says its drones have independently stabilized cameras, and “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 company says it’s used drones for “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.”