Brainstorm Technology LLC is the developer of PhotoSketch,
a Google SketchUp plugin that enables the user to build 3D urban structures directly from photographs. Architects, designers, and entertainment content creators can now employ a new approach to create lightweight
3D models of existing buildings. These models, which typically consist of a few hundred phototextured polygons, are well-suited for use in online gaming and web-based applications such as Google Earth. The PhotoSketch plugin runs with the free or Pro versions of SketchUp 8 for Windows and Mac OS.
PhotoSketch offers an intuitive three-step workflow: camera
calibration, camera pose recovery, and photo-guided modeling, which
enables the user to quickly build 3D models of existing urban
structures from 2D photographs.
PhotoSketch merges the benefits of automatic feature extraction, camera
pose recovery, an intuitive sketching interface, and advanced phototexturing to produce lightweight photorealistic
3D models of buildings.
Try PhotoSketch by downloading
a free 30-day demo version. You can purchase a commercial or academic license to run PhotoSketch in the free or Pro versions of Google SketchUp 8.x on PCs and Macs. Volume discounts apply.