This was my very first 3D model. I flew the Oolagah Dam spillway while the gates were wide open. This was merely a test to see how my GoPro and 3DR Solo drone would do when put to the task of gathering data for a 3D model. I exported the LAS point cloud from Pix4D and imported it into ArcScene. I applied RGB to get the natural colors and it turned out pretty decent. The water wasn’t captured and I assume it’s because of how much it was white-capping. I learned about Remote Sensing in college, and I know the light is scattering on the rough waters. I was able to get a few solid measurements of the water channel (370′ & 303′) as you can see.
This was a success in my books.