The first project in Section Two approaches the digital idea of “photogrammetry” which is essentially the use of photographs to create a measurable picture of something. It is also the basis for 3D scanning of objects.
Like photo stitching or photomerge (in Photoshop), 3D scanning software processes a batch of 2D photos of a thing taken from multiple angles.The software detects points of connection and overlap in the photos and then generates a 3D image. Google street view is a sort of photogrammetry. Osang Gwon’s work seems like a garage band version of photogrammetry.
The most easily accessible app for creating 3D files from photos is 123D Catch. Free download. You can use this to make a 3D scan of yourself in no time. From your phone!
The technology to create and print 3D models is becoming more accessible every minute. From an artist’s standpoint the question is: how are you going to put this technology to good use?