Happy new year ( right now its not for me!)
First reason i would like to Clarify is my investment in RC was a recommendation from a work colleague at Pinewood Which he was Clearly Wrong!
I really don’t give a F!about the $200 buying the software because that not really the issues here!
It the time i invested on to it that was a complete waist of my time and now 4 weeks or less of work is down the toilet because iv decided to go back to Photoscan and here is why!
My problem wasnt the results!
Iv benched marked the RC vs Photoscan and it’s about 40 to 60% and can do more then photo scan. The core of the Software is good. So you can pad your self on the back for that one, plus and minus some miss elements on eyes which for some odd reason im willing to forgive! Even though most other won’t! But what the hell!
Every after that is hell on earth.
UI is hordens! and for some od reason look like Microsoft word! And can give you RSI Especially if you need to use it for 8 hours a day for 3 week on close to 100 set of photogrammetry and each of them 170 photos! Selecting anything in the UI makes me want to shove my wacom pen into my eye! Which i still need my eyes if i want to read read the teeny tiny Fing Font which now we use windows magnifying app to read the Fing Parameters! The fact that the view port option is on a tab that i can only access my leveling another tab is fing Retarted! I can go on but i feel like it will take 10 pages!
But that was forgivable because i like the results until it came to the point of dealing with the the geo, filtering and texturing and import and export after is what i can’t forgive.
No EXR support or Image Swaps!: well it clearly the my use is for VFX so i have specific color pipeline for the texture and color workflow that i would like to use! But nope! No exr support! So i end up using Tiff which are to slow and to big! Insted we opted with using jpeg to solve are images and export to maya and nuke to build are textures!
But this isn’t going to work because i Can’t Export your lens distortion to a stmap! So on top of this i need to build a translator for the XMP files just to be able to undistort in nuke to builded the text but nope!
So here the final solution!
Export everything to maya! Including the undistorted jpg
Setup and and export to nuke.
Build a difference map Between the raw and jpg undistorted to apply the distortion to the raw data with all the color information needed!
Connected all of the images to cameras! ( 170 of them!)
But this would work!
If you’re wondering why! IT BECAUSE THE EACH IMAGE HAS A F@#$%^#$^%#$ OFF SET TO LINE THEM UP! SPEND 4 HOURS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY! AND I FOUND THE F@#@# OFF SET IN THE IMAGE PLANE! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
So what the next solution?
We’ll import the retyped geo in to rc and Texture it that way? And that not going to work because!
RC NEED SOME F@#%@#$%#$ .rcInfo TO PLACE THE FING MODEL INTO THE CORRECT POSITION! WHY THE F@#$@#$ ARE YOU NOT JUST USING NORMAL WORLD SPACE POSITION! IT IMPROVES IT WRONG SOO MY F@#$@#$@ TIME WAS WASTED USING THIS PEAC BS %!@#%!#$%!#$%^!@#$^$%^^#!@$@#%@$^@#$%^@#$%!
This software was never ready for prime time!
Keep my money i dont Give a F!!!
3 weeks work and it’s unusable!