A London artist who creates popular 3D heritage models has visited Rickmansworth to capture a world war two pillbox by Springwell Lane and the lock gate and bridge at Stockers Lock.
The process, called photogrammetry, requires capturing hundreds of images and bringing them to life with reality capture software.
The models of the pillbox and lock gate were made up of over 800 photos taken with a Sony A6000 camera.
David captures a large variety of heritage and his work has accumulated a total of over 330,000 views on 819 models, most of which he publishes for free.
David told RickyNews: “The reaction is overwhelmingly positive. The audience they appeal to is quite wide, there is a younger audience who like computer graphics and can’t necessarily produce their own models who make video games and animations within it. It’s a cool reuse of the models.
“I also have an older audience who are into heritage, who can’t always explore these places themselves due to lockdown, disabilities, living in different countries. Each model is more than just a photo, it comes to life, allowing people to experience and explore places in a much richer way than they would otherwise.”
To view David’s Rickmansworth models visit sketchfab.com/artfletch