Harvestman. Old stack, but now in 3D!

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Harvestman. Old stack, but now in 3D!

Post by Charles Krebs »

This is an image posted just over a year ago. It is repeated here as a point of reference for what follows.

Nikon D200, Canon 35mm macro on bellows. 81 image stack.

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The same 81 image stack was used to get the following:

Cross-eyed 3D image:
http://www.krebsmicro.com/forumpix/Harvest1_1600.jpg

3D web animation:
http://www.krebsmicro.com/forumpix/Harv ... mation.htm

3D Quicktime movie (large file...8mb):
http://www.krebsmicro.com/forumpix/Harvest1.mov

These are "beta" and I didn't put too much time into them, but see what you think. :D

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Post by Graham Stabler »

AWESOME!!

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Post by rjlittlefield »

This is very interesting! I gather this is a new feature in Helicon Focus?

The subject is well suited to this technique -- no hairs or bristles, and only a few sharp spines to give away limitations. (Check out the ones on top of the head, in the animation.)

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Post by lauriek »

Interesting stuff! I checked the Helicon site, it doesn't look like this is available to the general public so far... So keep us up to date with your progress with it. Have you got any examples that didn't work?

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Post by Charles Krebs »

This one worked about the best of the stacks I've tried. As Rik surmised, it's not too great with "hairy" creatures. I'll post another that looked pretty good.

It should be on the Helicon site in a few days.

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Post by P_T »

Ah, that's a real good application of the depthmap that was mentioned in the other thread. The limitation that I can see is that since it's made of a single surface, the legs and jaw seemed to be melded together and of course the hair bit that Rik mentioned.

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Post by Graham Stabler »

It is as good as can be expected I think all you can ever get is a a surface like a sheet laid over the original object as that is all the information available, no under cuts are possible without further angles and some processing.

I works very well for things like coins!

Graham.

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Post by beetleman »

Beautiful work Charles. Very interesting stuff.
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Post by Wim van Egmond »

It is interesting Charlie, but indeed the quality depends a bit on the subject. I have been making some 3D images using Helicon focus. I will put one in the micro forum.

Wim

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