Create a 3D model with Byrst

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Byrst is a platform that lets you create and share 3D content using your camera. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a 3D model of an object with Byrst.

Step 1: Choose an object

To create a 3D model with Byrst, you need to select an object that has a rich texture, which means it has many details and variations on its surface. Objects that are shiny, reflective, flexible, or thin are not suitable for Full 3D models because they can cause errors or distortions in the 3D reconstruction. In those instances, consider making an AIR Sticker instead which uses a single image to create a 3D model from one angle.

Step 2: Set up the lighting and background

The next step is to set up the lighting and background for your object. The lighting should be even and diffuse, meaning that it does not create strong shadows or highlights on the object. This can be achieved by using multiple light sources when indoors, such as lamps or windows. When outdoors, stay out of direct sunlight.

Ideally, your background should be a plain solid color that contrasts the object. Avoid backgrounds with glare, such as a shiny desk or a mirror. The background should also be large enough to cover the entire field of view of your camera.

Step 3: Start capturing photos

The third step is to start capturing photos of your object using Byrst. Start by pointing your camera at the front of the object and ensure that the entire object is in the field of view. Ideally, the object should fill up the entire frame of the photo, leaving little or no space around the edges.

Select either manual or automatic capture mode depending on your preference. In manual mode, you have to tap the screen to take a photo. In automatic mode, Byrst will take a photo every few seconds.

The key to a good 3D model is to take photos from different angles at the same distance, covering as much of the object as possible. Ideally, you should walk around the object in a circular motion, take sequential photos from all angles. You could also use a turn table, or lazy susan if you have one.

All parts of the object should be in focus for every photo. Try to avoid moving the object or the background while taking photos.

Take 30 to 100 photos depending on the size and complexity of the object. The more photos you take, the more accurate and detailed your 3D model will be.

Step 4: Flip the object (optional)

If you would like to reconstruct the bottom of the object, you can flip it and continue taking photos. Make sure there is enough overlap when flipping the object.

Step 5: Review and upload photos

The final step is to review and upload your photos to Byrst. You can swipe through the photos and remove any unwanted images that are blurry or where the object is obscured.

Once you are satisfied with your photos, tap the upload button and wait for Byrst to process your photos and create your 3D model. This may take a few minutes depending on the number and size of your photos.