My big prediction for 2014 is even more announcements and developments regarding point cloud scanning (or reality capture) and building information modeling. With 99% of construction projects reliant on accurate information of existing conditions, hazards, infrastructure and assets, integration of fast, reliable, and realistic information and geometry is becoming critical to project delivery and efficiency.
The below Youtube is with thanks to Gene V. Roe at LiDAR News who was able to grab a few moments during AU 2013 with Beau Turner and Matt Mason from IMAGINiT.
“Here’s the follow up to the earlier blog on this interesting and fun idea from the folks at Imaginit Technologies … Thanks to Cait, Beau and Matt for including LiDAR News and for your thoughts.”
Updated: Just released is this video regarding the new features of Autodesk ReCap 360 (cloud hosted)
Other links and resources:
Cheyne Bird, Redstack Australia: Go with the (work)flow. How to use point cloud data in your BIM.
Brian Mathews, Autodesk’s Reality Capture group introduced Autodesk® ReCap