This time, in this fourth round with BAT – Blender Architectural Tips, I’ll focus into the Blender Camera photo-calibration.
With this technique you use the matching process to match an existing 3D model to a photo’s context. For example, you might have a model of a house that contains an addition and want to place that within a photo to show the change.
To achieve this result, we were supported by a tool called BLAM – Blender Camera Calibration Toolkit:
Project home: http://code.google.com/p/blam/
To install the addon, you can use the download page of the Google Project: http://code.google.com/p/blam/downloads/list
Here download the latest version (at the time is 0.3) and install it through the “Install Addon” button in the Blender Preferences panel. After that, enable from the installed preferences
The first step to use this tool, is to open an image in the Movie Clip Editor:
Once opened the image in the editor you have to:
A really cool user guide is (of-course) the official one!