Surrounded by psychedelic color and shapes, Russian miners break for bagels and coffee at this welded bench table. 8K texture maps allow you to read the Russian newspaper used as tablecloth, if you know Cyrillic. The many tools lying about, the dial telephone, an oasis of things human in an otherwise otherworldly environment.
Pushing the limits of resolution (geometry and color) with assets that render in realtime, there’s actually 200% and more info in the source data than being tapped here to resolve the tiny type on the spines of LPs and a CD collection. Fidelity = Realism. Photo2Topo can scale to most any need.
Two techs really pushed it seeing how much tunnel could be captured in a long day in what client, art photographer Ed Burtynsky, dubbed “The Good Tunnel”, as this section of Uralkali featured a stretch of amazing metamorphic carnalite. The new workflow invited a datagap or two, but productivity tripled and much was learned.
Hands down the most challenging space to bring into an accurate model was this large chamber featuring a steeply sloped mud bank beneath 35′ high cupolas and highly occluded stone shelves, alcoves, and jumble of alluvium washed in by the monstrous flooding that takes place here.