What is 3D photogrammetry?

ReCap Photogrammetry Software
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What is 3D photogrammetry? You're in the right place to find out. In this guide we'll talk you though an area of 3D design that has seen a lot of activity in recent years. 

The rise of the digital camera and drone photography has enabled a new level of 3D asset creation. With the evolution of smartphone cameras and an ever growing market of software and mobile apps, photogrammetry has become a technology that any person, 3D artist or not, can try. Below we look at what 3D photogrammetry is and how it's used to create 3D models. When you're up to speed, you might also want to see our pick of the best 3D photogrammetry software.

Paul Hatton

Paul is a digital expert. In the 20 years since he graduated with a first-class honours degree in Computer Science, Paul has been actively involved in a variety of different tech and creative industries that make him the go-to guy for reviews, opinion pieces, and featured articles. With a particular love of all things visual, including photography, videography, and 3D visualisation Paul is never far from a camera or other piece of tech that gets his creative juices going. You'll also find his writing in other places, including Creative Bloq, Digital Camera World, and 3D World Magazine.