Nexus Network Journal

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 55–71 | Cite as

Toward the Interactive 3D Modelling Applied to Ponte Rotto in Rome



We present the first step of a research aimed at automating a driven interactive 3D modeling of an existing architectural object. The method is based on oriented multi-image spherical panoramas produced by stitching techniques. The photogrammetric process has two steps: the creation of a semi-automatic process to find homolog points in two panoramas; the creation of parametric definitions for an interactive modeling creating points, segments, and surfaces based on the plotted points in the first step. By connecting these two steps, the creation of the model will be automatic, as we indicate the necessary points in just one panoramic photo. The principals of multi-view geometry and epipolar geometry were applied to simplify the calculation in the first step in order to create an automatic identification of the correspondent points in the other panorama. The epipolar geometry is described by both analytical and graphical programming, implementing in the first case a C++ application and in the second case a Rhinoceros and Grasshopper application. A case study of the Ponte Rotto in Rome (Italy) is presented.


Photogrammetry Image-based modeling Panoramic photos 3D modelling Epipolar geometry Homolog points Polylines Spherical photogrammetry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DICEA, Sapienza Università di RomaRomeItaly

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