A memento is something commemorative — a keepsake, a remembrance, or a souvenir. Project Memento is our newest new free technology preview on Autodesk Labs. For those of you who work with reality capture (scanning or photos), please try it and let us know what you think. Project Memento handles large meshes that typically result from using reality capture techniques. The technology preview also lets you fix up the mesh data (e.g., fill holes) so that it is suitable for downstream usage (e.g., 3D printing). As part of launching yesterday, Senior Product Manager for Reality Capture, Tatjana Dzambazova, distinguished Project Memento from other Autodesk solutions:
- 123D Catch is our photo-to-3D solution for consumers. It is limited to 3 Megapixels per image and 70 photos maximum and delivers the best possible result within those constraints.
- ReCap Photo is our professional version of photo-to-3D that has no limit in the number of photos or resolution and creates high definition, high precision textured models, superior in the level of detail to 123D Catch.
- meshmixer is an experimental 3D modeling tool developed by Autodesk Research. The goal of meshmixer is to make it easy to compose new 3D models from existing meshes. 123D Catch has a component (based on meshmixer) that offers mesh fixing capabilities. It works great for 123D Catch, but its limited to the size of meshes it can handle.
- Project Memento is designed from the ground up to: clean up, fix, and edit HUGE meshes generated from photos or scans that are currently very difficult to open and or handle by the majority of the modeling mesh apps. Very fast and powerful, using smart mesh analysis and diagnostic tools, Project Memento finds, visualizes, and guides the user through each of the found errors (e.g., particles, holes, spikes, tunnels) and automatically or manually fixes those issues under tight control of the user, something that is important for professional workflows.
You can learn more about it on the Autodesk Labs site,
So please give this preview a try and tell us what you think about the technology.
Meshing around is alive in the lab.