Whoever said, ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ never heard of photogrammetry. Heck, under that name nobody else has either. SketchUp called it ‘SketchUp Match Photo’ because that makes more sense than ‘photogrammetry’ (not really but it comes closer). What is it? Take a picture, break down its perspective, scale it, and then make a 3D model from it by drawing right on the picture. Sounds cool? Totally! Easy? Surprisingly so; I can do it, so you know it’s simple. SketchUp does the heavy lifting so you don’t have to. Don’t look at me like that, it does. If you don’t believe me, buy this tutorial and find out!
A brief, one-hour tutorial (for me that’s brief) teaches you to use SketchUp’s built-in Match Photo system to make a model from a three-quarter view photograph and two flat-on images. The other one-hour tutorial teaches you how to take location photographs that WON’T work in Match Photo and make a model from it anyway. Take that, you pesky location photos!
This supplement requires that you have SketchUp Pro as well as Layout. You can use any version of SketchUp Pro, back to SUPro 2018, but Trimble only supports versions 2021, 2022, and 2023, so the more current you are the better.
The package Includes:
2, 1 hour of video tutorials, One for Match Photo and one for Photo Modeling without Match Photo.
Sketchup 2018 files of the finished Match Photo and Photo Modeling models
A white paper detailing the Match Photo workflow
Supporting photo and texture images for the Photo Modeling tutorial