Cloud based Photogrammetry tests

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_photogrammetry_software

I used the comparison article on wikipedia to choose 3 free to use cloud based photogrammetry services.

I selected:  http://www.arc3d.be/, http://www.phov.eu/use-phov/, https://recap.autodesk.com.

Note: arc3d requires a desktop application to to pre-process and upload the pictures. The application is available for xp, vista, windows7, Mac os10.7 and linux source code. I could not get the source code to compile, the xp and vista applications did not work, but the win7 did. I did not try on a Mac. The software has obviously not been upgraded for a while.

I uploaded the same set of 50 pictures to each service. The pictures were taken outdoors with a hand held Panasonic camera set on manual to 100 iso and 10 megapixel resolution.

arc3d.be responded after 2 hours with an error message suggesting I contact “the developers”, no response from phov.eu after 36 hours, autodesk recap processed the 50 pictures in less than 2 hours and supplied the results as a downloadable obj file and rcm file. RCM is the Recap mesh and OBJ is a universal 3D model format. This shows that it was possible to process the 50 pictures using a cloud based service. Unfortunately, Autodesk intend to start charging for the service by subscription in December.

Also tried this with no luck. (not listed on the wiki.)  http://app.selva3d.com/transform 

Here are screen captures from the recap  web interface:

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Screenshot from 2017-10-16 09-03-33

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Another way, once recap is no longer free.

http://wedidstuff.heavyimage.com/index.php/2013/07/12/open-source-photogrammetry-workflow/

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