photogrammetry with partially translucent objects


I've captured a stationary spinning object in a computer game. It's semi translucent and there are stationary objects behind it.

As I expected it did not convert using Autodesk's remake. It gives no explanation other than 'Error'. I obviously can't paint the object. Are there any techniques in Photoshop that will let me manually fix the images to reduce the translucency?

Any other program that might produce a mesh from images? The game objects can't be extracted via any other program I've tried.


Posted 2016-12-24T19:51:33.930

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Did you mean to post this in 3d printing? – StarWind0 – 2016-12-25T02:22:24.103

The intent is to 3d print the result. I'm not sure anyone without 3d scanning/printing experience would understand what I need to do. – Jay – 2016-12-25T15:14:23.927

1Hi, @Jay! You question does fall somewhere in between several sites here on Stack Exchange. Do you think Photography or Robotics perhaps could give more feedback? – Tormod Haugene – 2016-12-31T13:34:36.660


Regarding your actual question: is it so that you have several individual photos captured from a spinning game object? If so, could something like photomodeler perhaps do the trick?

– Tormod Haugene – 2016-12-31T13:38:51.783

I captured a video stream of a floating spinning crystal. I was then able to extract and crop individual frames. The autodesk online site is unable to work with translucent or shiny objects. Unfortunately this is both so it failed. I suspect photomodeller will have the same limitations but thanks for the link. I'll try it – Jay – 2017-01-01T01:34:34.493

I downloaded the photoshop cs5 and work in it.

– NomanJaved – 2017-10-14T20:13:10.597



I found at least 2 online pages that'll create a 3D stl from an image, basically using intensity (brightness) to determine depth. and

I used it with success on a binary (black or white) image, at least.

Carl Witthoft

Posted 2016-12-24T19:51:33.930

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Nice links, but this object is fully 3d. It's a crystal that floats in the air. The blue thingy in this picture:

– Jay – 2016-12-25T20:15:14.627