Creating fly-through video animation from ZEB REVO data

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Creating fly-through video animation from ZEB REVO data

Post by mozendi » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:21 pm

Dear All,
We have a project about scanning caves. For this project, we will buy ZEB REVO. Our customer assigned us three jobs.
The first job is to scan caves which is followed by creating meshes from these scans. For mesh creation we will use Geomagic. The last job is creating fly-through video animations (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIoGgZbZVtI) from both point clouds and meshes. First and second jobs are quite easy to accomplish. However, I have no idea about video animations.
Could you please let me know what is the best solution for video aninmation creation? Moreover, because of budget problems we prefer free solutions. We have Faro Scene 5.5, Geomagic Wrap 2015 and Geomagic Design X can we use any of these software?

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Re: Creating fly-through video animation from ZEB REVO data

Post by sim.herrod » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:18 pm

We use Veesus Arena 4D to create flythroughs.

You convert an e57 of your pointcloud data to vpc with Veesus VPC Creator, open the vpc in Veesus Data Studio, create your flight path, and export as an mp4. We then import the mp4 into GoPro Studio to add any title cards or overlayed text, but this isn't essential.

It's pretty intuative software to use after only a short while using it.

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Re: Creating fly-through video animation from ZEB REVO data

Post by LPaulCook » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:21 pm

FARO has an app for making videos within SCENE. Easy to use. Best to make a project point cloud first which speeds up the video production quite a bit. Free demo time if you don't mind their logo in your videos.

I purchased the app long ago and use it very often. Great app.
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Re: Creating fly-through video animation from ZEB REVO data

Post by jcoco3 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:15 am

I am pretty partial to the video app in Scene, but Cloud Compare now has an easy animation tool that would be great with Zeb data...not to mention it is free(but worthy of donation).

Try the eye-dome filter on the Zeb data prior to using the animation tool. I find it helps add some much needed sharpness and boundary defintion to colorless point data.

There should be a tutorial or two on using the animation plugin for cloud compared, but needless to say it is as easy as it gets.

Good luck.

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Re: Creating fly-through video animation from ZEB REVO data

Post by Mark Christy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:42 am

Mustafa,

As Sim said, you can use Arena4D to produce your videos. Like the others you can add "edge enhancement" lighting to make the details stand out. You can also colour balance and shade to help too. Finally you can output not only video, but stereo video and 360 panoramic video if you really want.

The full advanced features are free for 14 days, and after that you just have basic video for free (no 360 video.. but the rest remains).

You can also have direct access to the developers right here for support to make sure you get the best out of it you can.

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Re: Creating fly-through video animation from ZEB REVO data

Post by greg_at_ppm » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:36 pm

I am pretty partial to the video app in Scene, but Cloud Compare now has an easy animation tool that would be great with Zeb data...not to mention it is free(but worthy of donation).

Try the eye-dome filter on the Zeb data prior to using the animation tool. I find it helps add some much needed sharpness and boundary defintion to colorless point data.

There should be a tutorial or two on using the animation plugin for cloud compared, but needless to say it is as easy as it gets.

Good luck.
What JCoco said. This is a process I've used a few times - and it's pretty intuitive. Some more information here:
]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3i16D0_Yac

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Re: Creating fly-through video animation from ZEB REVO data

Post by mozendi » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:04 pm

Dear All,

I appreciate for your helps. I will try the solutions proposed and pick the one which best suits with my needs.
Thank you all

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Re: Creating fly-through video animation from ZEB REVO data

Post by Jamesrye » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:22 pm

Pointools is great for video fly throughs, but I've also got some nice results using RECAP - which has the fastest and easiest interface that I've ever used - creating smooth animations with nice key points.

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