I've captured a stationary spinning object in a computer game. It's semi translucent and there are stationary objects behind it.

As I expected it did not convert using Autodesk's remake. It gives no explanation other than 'Error'. I obviously can't paint the object. Are there any techniques in Photoshop that will let me manually fix the images to reduce the translucency?

Any other program that might produce a mesh from images? The game objects can't be extracted via any other program I've tried.

  • $\begingroup$ Did you mean to post this in 3d printing? $\endgroup$
    – StarWind0
    Dec 25, 2016 at 2:22
  • $\begingroup$ The intent is to 3d print the result. I'm not sure anyone without 3d scanning/printing experience would understand what I need to do. $\endgroup$
    – Jay
    Dec 25, 2016 at 15:14
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    $\begingroup$ Hi, @Jay! You question does fall somewhere in between several sites here on Stack Exchange. Do you think Photography or Robotics perhaps could give more feedback? $\endgroup$ Dec 31, 2016 at 13:34
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    $\begingroup$ Regarding your actual question: is it so that you have several individual photos captured from a spinning game object? If so, could something like photomodeler perhaps do the trick? $\endgroup$ Dec 31, 2016 at 13:38
  • $\begingroup$ I captured a video stream of a floating spinning crystal. I was then able to extract and crop individual frames. The autodesk online site is unable to work with translucent or shiny objects. Unfortunately this is both so it failed. I suspect photomodeller will have the same limitations but thanks for the link. I'll try it $\endgroup$
    – Jay
    Jan 1, 2017 at 1:34

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I found at least 2 online pages that'll create a 3D stl from an image, basically using intensity (brightness) to determine depth.

selva3d.com and embossify.com

I used it with success on a binary (black or white) image, at least.


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