Beholder is an interesting web-based service that allows us to create 3D object files of real objects  based on high quality photographs taken in a circle.

The photographs can be taken directly with cell phones that have high quality cameras, or through DSLR cameras or from other devices with cameras, such as a drone to capture those objects that may be necessary due to their volume.

They specify in their FAQ section that:

Modern phone cameras, produced by the likes of Apple, Samsung and Google are very high quality, and so with care can be used to build 3D models. If you have a DSLR with a tripod though, you will likely get even better results. 

Beholder becomes an alternative solution to hiring 3D designers, using specific mobile applications or using expensive equipment for this. All we need to do is to have the desktop web browser at hand, upload 20 or more high quality photographs taken in a circle, align the uploaded images and start the process of recreating the object.

Once the process is finished, we will get the 3D object file in STL, OBJ or GLB format, which we can use either for printing or for use in game or movie productions.

As explain the platform itself:

If you have photos of an object that you want to 3D print, or include in a game or film, but don’t have the budget to hire a 3D artist, then Beholder can build the model for you. You’ll need 20 or more high quality photos, taken in a ring around the object of interest.

At this point it should be noted that this is a freemium platform, having a first completely free pricing plan and accompanied by three paid plans with additional features or greater possibilities.

In any case, the interesting thing is that it dares with any object of any size, being necessary to have high quality photos of it. Interested parties can find more information on their website.


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