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'Google Earth' type projection?
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* March 07, 2018, 04:17:34 AM
I want to use a drone to take an aerial photo from a high enough altitude that parallax error is negligible, and then project it downwards onto a 3D solid, which is an accurately surveyed terrain model.

Not sure of the best approach?

I'm using 17.2 pro generally, though do also have 2017 pro available.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2018, 07:01:30 AM by IanC »


* March 08, 2018, 03:01:37 AM
Not possible ?


* March 08, 2018, 03:50:49 AM
I haven't tried it, but in theory,   You can apply a wrapped material to a terrain just like any other object, but the method differs slightly depending on whether one is using Lightworks (v17 (or 2017 with Lightworks plug-in)) or RedSDK (in 2017).

I guess there are two problems to overcome, One is getting the image used for the wrapping at a high enough resolution, this will possibly be dictated by the size of the terrain.  And two, ensuring the image is only wrapped once and at the correct alignment..

In Lightworks it could be applied as a wrapped image, in RedSDK it is simply applied as a texture.