3D WebGL Pumpkin

Here is a 3D scan of a pumpkin. The pumpkin was captured with 16 photographs at 16 megapixel resolution and then reconstructed using photogrammetry techniques, producing a high resolution 3D mesh model and a diffuse texture map. The mesh was then simplified to a low polygon mesh and a normal map was baked based on the high polygon mesh.

The mesh is displayed in realtime 3D in a HTML5 browser using the hardware-accelerated WebGL API for Javascript. The three.js library is used to simplify mesh loading, scene management, and lighting model. The model is rendered spinning using toplit Phong lighting from a perspective camera orientation.

Here is the pumpkin rendered in realtime. Below is the original photo.

Photograph of an orange pumpkin

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