Blackbird Engineering

3D Modeling

3D Modeling

A 3D model refers to a digital representation of a place or object. Several techniques such as photogrammetry, LiDAR, and 3D processing make up a detailed 3D model.

In our pursuit of highly accurate models, we combine Photogrammetry, SLAM LiDAR, Drones, and a multitude of laser scanning techniques. Drones are excellent for taking aerial photos of land, buildings, and construction sites while we capture supplemental interior and exterior data using laser scanners and high resolution DSLR cameras. The images and laser scan data are converted into a precise, 3D model that you can easily view and manipulate.

When developing a 3D model for visual purposes, we are simultaneously creating a digitized, CAD/BIM ready model as a resource for future repairs and renovations.

For example, imagine you have an irreplaceable stained-glass window with a broken latch. You won’t find any replacement parts for it in your local hardware store. But with a Blackbird Digital Twin, the exact dimensions of the latch system can be extracted from a 3D model and a replacement latch made using 3D printing.

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