Per from Stuffmatic.com released an add-on for Blender which provides you with the tools to do a geometry camera matching over an existing still image similar to what SketchUp can do.
It features manual and automatic matching tools as well as focal length estimation and camera orientation. The perspective matching is done through using grease pencil strokes. The following video tutorial explains the process pretty well.
Download & Documentation: http://code.google.com/p/blam/
Man, I wish this was around 4 years ago...
That's what I feel about all the cool projects, that are running now. BUT, better late than never! ;)
Well done! Very impressive! I see this being expanded to turn 2d film frames to stereo 3D.
Oh this is really usefull, thank you!
YES!!! Finally a tool similar to the Sketchup Match Photo tool in Blender....ive been waiting for something like this for ages..
BLAM! Another Superb Add-On! I can definitely use this in my work
i don't find the camera calibration pannel in my window! i am working with blender 2.61
This probably isn't in the trunk build yet. You'll have to dowload and install the addon manually.
I have installed the addon, and after i have places a check mark on in the add on ANT landscape, and after to have the camera calibration panel in my uv/image editor i should to put a mark too in the addon 3d view : the blender camera calibration tool kit.
now it is ok... in the tutoriel he don't say that we should to place a mark on this addon.
it is ok now... and wow... it is to simple to use!
thanks for the dragon's year!
Thanks. This is so usefull!!
Today is my birthday and you got me the best present *grin*
Oh man! I would literally pay money to make sure this add-on is the best it can be!
I could never get those other camera-matching/resectioning solutions to work... whatever they were.
camera-matching stuff is difficult, but maybe someday the "movie clip editor" and Blam" will merge someday and make it easier to add 3d content io images and/or video.
That's looking awesome & usefull. I wonder if this could join somehow with the camera tracker. Anyhow.. not enough time to write more.. I have to go outside, make photos and test that thing immedantly! :)
just awesome ! wow i'm so amaze how this addon work
This would have been so useful when I was trying to visualize my house extension... 5 years ago :-) Excellent.
Really nice! The potential behind this is amazing!
Very nicely done, I look forward to seeing where you're able to take this!
Fantastic! The zoom in of the stairs in the first video is very impressive. Also, is it possible to obtain the music used in the tutorial video?
great for architectural visualisation, as well!
is there any way to define the length of a certain line within the image, so that the exact camera position can be determined?
like after drawing in the vanishing lines, i mark the edge of a building in the photo, tell blender this edge is 3 metres tall and it places my camera?
Maybe if you use the
"movie clip editor" that might be able to track the distance? Not sure
forgive a total newbie question ......but this is implimented how? All I'm seeing is a txt file with code when I hit the download link
Rename blam.py.txt or blam.txt to blam.py, and import it into Blender via it's addon window in the preferences.
I've already had some success combining this with the Camera Tracker to produce better-quality VFX.
Copy that, create a new text file, save that text file as blam.py . When you're done with that, go into user preferences with ctrl-alt-U and install the addon. Restart Blender and check the right box.
thanks man really appreciate the help
you just have to right click the addon hit save astarget.save it to your blender addons folder,and you know the rest.if you double click the download you'll get the text file.or a security check.dont have to do any creating text files or changing anything :)
hey all, I cannot for the life of me get thiss add-on to work. I installed into add-on folder and checked it . restarted but cant find any panels. are then suppose to be under the gp layers panel? does the panel only show after you draw the lines? any help would be appreciated,I have lots of travel photos that this would be perfect for tracking. thanks.
There should be a little panel at the bottom in the object toolbox (t) of the 3d window saying "camera calibration"
Cool addon! Inside Blender - and this is very good :)
Thanks for the script. Keep on your good work
Awesome. Cannot say more. Thank you very much.
Things like this one make the Blender community so wonderful.
Is the texture laid onto the mesh automatically too?
This is such a great feature, I hope it gets into trunk!
I have finally gotten around to trying it out, and may I say it works quite well. (So far as I have used it). I am going to find it very useful for such VFX work as composting robots, explosions, etc... into still shots where the camera tracking wouldn't work to figure out where everything is.
When I set this up my camera is flipped upside down, so basically scaling is all in the reverse. Has anyone else had this happen and is there a solution to fixing it?
Is happening to me right now. No idea why :(
Well I contacted the author of BLAM with the problems that I was having and sent him a copy of my scene at his request but I never heard back from him. Per said that he has received reports on this problem but he has never been able to reproduce it. I suggest that you and anyone else having similar problems should get in touch with Per Gantelius: [email protected]
This looks like it'll be really handy, but I can't seem to get this to install properly :( What all do I have to enable in the addons window? I have enabled 3D View: The Blender camera calibration toolkit and Add Mesh: ANT Landscape (as someone suggested above). The Camera Calibration panel is not appearing.
it is beautiful but I need a rigorous photo matching, is there the possibly for to setup the scale of the camera whit my 3d model, whit some mark how 3ds?
sorry for my English, I'm learning it and thanks a lot for all reply :)
it is not working to me.its like I downloaded mac version ,please give me a link where i can get windows version
This was such a beautiful Camera Match solution, back then that is. It's been more than a few years now, I doubt it is compatible with the present Blender version : (
It still works on 2.78. It is a little buggy based on the image and your input, but it can be a lifesaver if properly used :)