Sputnik7’s 3D recreation of the Barcience Castle in Toledo, Spain made it into SketchFab’s “Most Popular on Sketchfab’s” Top 10 this week! We are pleased to see that our work is being recognized as leading the market in cutting edge quality on the number one site for 3d models.

You can view the Barcience Castle model here in 3D and in VR here

The castle was shot using two different drones, and a total of 557 images were captured over 3 shoots. We used a DJI Phantom 4 RTK for the oblique photos, it has amazing positional accuracy due to its use of RTK GPS technology. We then used a DJI Mavic 2 PRO for circular and close up shots, it excels at photography due to its large 1” CMOS lens and high quality Hasselblad camera.

The photos were processed using Pix4D Model, after which polygon reduction and tuning was done using Zbrush to create the final 3D model. It was then posted to Sketchfab for online access. We will post a complete breakdown on the project so you can see how it was done and the process we used!

About Sputnik7

Sputnik7 is a next generation production company that focuses on the promotion of historical landmarks and local places of significant and cultural interest. Our focus is to provide engaging interactive information about locations around the world using 3D and VR technology. Find out more at www.sputnik7.com

About Barcience Castle

The Barcience Castle, locally known as Castillo de Barcience, lies next to the village of the same name in the province of Toledo in Spain. It was constructed between the 11th and 12th century and belonged to the Order of Santiago in the 13th century. The Order gave the castle to Don Alfonso Tenorio who passed it on to the Count of Cifuentes; the Silva family. Find out more at https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castillo_de_Barcience

About Sketchfab

Sketchfab is a platform to publish, share, discover, buy and sell 3D, VR and AR content. It provides a viewer based on the WebGL and WebVR technologies that allows users to display 3D models on the web, to be viewed on any mobile browser, desktop browser or Virtual Reality headset. Wikipedia. Find out more at www.sketchfab.com

About Pix4D

Pix4D is a Swiss company which started in 2011 as a spinoff of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Computer Vision Lab in Switzerland. At Pix4D, we believe that image-based techniques will give intelligent eyes to robotics of the future. Find out more at www.pix4d.com