At Zandbroz Variety in downtown Sioux Falls, I frequently visit to find things to photograph. In the rear of the store is a small antiques and vintage section. I saw this charming little fellow in the clearance cart and decided to model him.
I set him in a spot with indirect lighting to ensure no blown out highlights or dark shadows. I set down a scale card I always carry around with me and proceeded to take 58 photos with my iPhone 6 Plus.
At home, I skimmed the photos for blurriness and then exported them into a folder on my desktop. I opened all the photos and stripped out the location data in the EXIF so Photoscan wouldn't get confused.
I imported the folder in Photoscan and set it to "High" for all steps. The only variation was during mesh creation when used the "Moderate" setting instead of the "Aggressive."
After the mesh was finished, I found that there were a lot of dimples, craters and odd artifacts that needed to be edited. I exported the model as an OBJ into Meshmixer and worked on it. When I was satisfied with the results, I saved it as a new OBJ and then imported it back into Photoscan.
I then proceeded with the texture creation. My setting in the texture box was to average out the photos for color correction and to go up to 8192 to gain the best detail possible.