For the next 30 days, I create artwork based on volumetric photography technique know as Photogrammetry. I will run around San Francisco, find interesting landmarks, environments, and sculptures take inspiration from and create.
As a way for me to learn this skill better, I will be streaming my work on Twitch, and sharing weekly tutorials and postmortems on my Youtube channel.
Oh and by the way, all the models are downloadable for free!
Week 2 recap
#9 - Succulent Hanging Garden, Valencia St, SF
I found this hanging garden in a white room, surrounded by other whimsical framed subjects, hung on an empty white wall in an entrance to a toy store. Curious right?
The toy store is called Paxton Gate Curiosities, on 18th and Valencia in San Francisco.
#8 - Lucca Ravioli Company, San Francisco
Lucca’s is one of the few business left standing after the infamous 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Still family operated that cooks everything fresh in-house. Lucca Ravioli’s is definitely one of the coolest looking places to visit in the Mission.
This scan took me two days to do, and it’s still not perfect. Those colored overhangs don’t have enough unique markers for them to come out clean in Photogrammetry, and not easy to fix. Still learning :)
#7 - Enclave at the Sutro Baths
Hopped a fence and went down to these super duper dangerous cliff by the rocks and found a great place to listen to the waves and relax.
Tough day with Photogrammetry. The main scan I was working on an (Italian food store) was giving me a ton of issues, so I had to scrap my images, and go for another reshoot tomorrow morning. So hopefully, tomorrow I’ll continue my “SF Storefront” series that I started this week.
#6 - St Francis Fountain, San Francisco
This iconic American diner is supposedly San Francisco’s “oldest ice cream parlor and diner” since 1918 in Potrero Hill.
What drew me into this spot were th classic neon lights above the door, coupled with the fantastic mural on its side wall. There is much life around it, students walking by, repairmen repairing things, ubers ubering around.
#5 - "Take it from the top, latin rock"
This incredible house was captured in the Mission district of San Francisco, at the intersection of York St. and 25th. This entire neighborhood is filled with Murals left and right. Some on people’s garage doors, some on the entire side of the building, and in this case, the entire house.
This mural was done by a group called Precita Eyes Muralists, directed by Max Marttila and Fred Alvarado in collaboration with the Urban Youth Arts Program.
Make sure you sound is turned out, the audio of the space really puts things into context.
Week 1 RECAP
#4 - Battle between Greeks and Persians - 320 BC
An incredibly beautiful scene with Persian and Greek soldiers duking it out in my homeland. Despite the misconception that greek sculptures and art pieces were white (as they seem today), they were actually filled with saturated colors.
This piece that I found in the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco contained a reconstruction of the original piece along with its original colors.
Composed of 14 Images, 494k polygons, and 2 8k textures. Constructed using RealityCapture, and cleaned up using Mesh Mixer, and painted in Tilt Brush. Watch the livestream of it being built.
#3 - Stone Lion Perched in Its Jungle
Originally, I painted an entire jungle around this lion in Tilt Brush, but I couldn't find a way to upload a sketch that included both the lion and the environment (at least tonight). You can find the Tilt Brush environement here.
Composed of 85 Images, 248k polygons, and 11 4k textures. Constructed using RealityCapture, and cleaned up using Mesh Mixer, and painted in Tilt Brush. Watch the livestream of it being built.
#2 - Self Portrait - Antoine Coysevox, France, 1702
This sculpture can be found in the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco. The detailed carvings on his cloth, the curls in his hair, and the expression are all exquisite.
Composed of 85 Images, 480k polygons, and one 8k texture. Constructed using RealityCapture, and cleaned up using Mesh Mixer.
#1 - Patterned Tile Steps
Found on the doorsteps of a San Francisco home, these tiles steps truly came out better than I expected. The texture warping on the side gives the model that "melted crayon" effect.
Composed of 40 Images, 987k polygons, and one 8k texture. Constructed using RealityCapture, and cleaned up using Mesh Mixer. Watch the livestream of it being made.