Scanning a Church

Hi everyone! My name is Gonzales, but everybody calls me “Gonz”. Has anyone scanned a church before, and if so, how do you create a smooth scan with the distance between the isles, because of the pews? Do you scan in the middle of the pews? What is the best pattern to use? I’m new to scanning and I want to do this right. Thanks for the help, in advance! Tell me about the high ceilings again. This Church has a dome. Thanks

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  • Hi Gonz,  I did a church along side every pew (yes close) and on either end of each pew - so in this case 3 x 14 scans. This density to mininze scan shadow areas in dollhouse. Plus a few extras as I used some flower arrangement stands as the equivalent of april tags to ensure alignment.  There was a side benefit - this scan density helped get a great point cloud model of the high ceiling.

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  • Thanks Simon! I appreciate the insight. The church is so big, I uploaded over 320 scans, total, between the upper level and the lower level. And like you said, many scans, close together to fill in the shadow and render more detail. This church was a lob or of life and I took over 380 scans, but had to redo two sections because of objects being moved overnight and not being able to get re-aligned the next morning.  Editing now, I hope I comes together, nicely. I had no problem with the upload or render, as I uploaded each floor, each day. It helped with processing, and didn’t take more than 8 hours each iteration. Hope to present it soon. It is a National Shrine!

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  • Sorry to hear about the redosections.  Simiular numbers without the re-do. I did 319 back when we used the Pro and Air2. The auto-tour pushed the limits so we hid deleted a few scans and then hid more in workshop.  It certainly got attention.

    https://www.3dfx.photography/nluc/

    cheers.

     

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