Resurrecting History for VR

Automated Photogrammetry. As AR and VR increasingly becomes the focus as we move away from smartphones, media organizations will have to find ways to produce content native to those mediums. These same organizations have a wealth of stories that continue to have value over time. Flat video and photo will become less desirable as we continue to move into these new spaces. Previous projects in the lab have surfaced an opportunity to take existing video and process it using photogrammetry software to produce a 3D model.

Photogrammetry is the science of deriving measurements from photographs. Some of these techniques have been used since the earliest days of photography. In current usage, photogrammetry generally refers to the processing of still images to produce produce 3D models and assets for viewing in virtual reality. This project will focus on developing that process to take video and produce 3d models that can be used in both AR and VR stories.


Results from the project

Faculty and Staff Leads

Zach Wise

Associate Professor

Emmy winning interactive producer & Associate Professor @NorthwesternU, @KnightLab. Formerly of The New York Times. Creator of TimelineJS & StoryMapJS