Researchers at the University of Illinois have created a method for aligning and visualizing architectural/construction models with unordered photo collections. This invention allows users explore the construction site seamlessly in time, monitor the progress of construction, assess errors and deviations and create photorealistic architectural visualizations.
The software uses a novel “structure-from-motion” technique to automatically align the rest of the images with nearby viewpoints to form complete structure.Final 4D visual allows users inspect construction site seamlessly in time, monitor progress of construction, assess errors and deviations etc. Photorealistic architectural visualizations can also be created quickly with little user interaction.
For more information, visit the Real-time and Automated Monitoring & Control website: http://raamac.cee.illinois.edu/what-we-do