Metashape Foundation Course for Forensics & Surveying

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Welcome to the course and we hope you enjoy the lessons as we share our collective knowledge of photogrammetry and Metashape Standard.

The course is broadly split into two main sections:

  • Photography for Photogrammetry
  • Using Metashape for 3D reconstruction

It may seem strange to concentrate on creating images and you may consider yourself a skilled photographer already, but we urge you to work through the section on the how and why of creating images as photogrammetry has its specific requirements and understanding them will reduce the risk of issues and enhance quality of the final product.

That is not to say just any set of images will work – Metashape can be quite forgiving at times – but like any digital process if you start with a fundamentally sound set of data (images) everything that follows is usually easier, quicker and more accurate. For this reason alone we start with photography before progressing into reconstruction.

The section on photogrammetry will take your knowledge beyond the interface and into how 3D reconstruction works, where the pitfalls lie and act as a authoritative guide towards always delivering the highest quality reconstruction.

There are a series of quizzes to test your knowledge at the end of each section and an assignment to complete. The quizzes are mandatory and have a minimum pass mark to achieve before progressing and the assignments are optional with the exception of the last one where you have to submit a report of your own model. Don’t worry…Metashape writes the report for you and we will cover how to do this in the course.

We are naturally proud of the endorsement of this course by none other than Agisoft and we are extremely grateful for their continuing support in ensuring professional users of Metashape Standard edition extract as much value as possible from the software.

So, do please enjoy the course and please feel free to get in touch at any time – we always welcome feedback.

One final note – the contents of this course are © Accupixel Limited and all rights are reserved. Trademarks of their respective owners are acknowledged.