I’m having a debate with someone. Say I am orbiting a 50ft tower. I’m doing orbits from the top to the bottom of the tower. I’m doing 2 minute orbits, with 2 second intervals between photos per orbit. Once I complete 1 orbit, I drop down 10 ft and do another orbit, until I get to the bottom.
I usually pause the photos when I finish one orbit, drop down 10ft, then start the camera again and do the next orbit. The person I’m debating says if I don’t keep capturing photos when I do the transition to the next lower orbit, the processing of the photos won’t work.
Lets say as I’m coming down the tower I forget to do an orbit at 30ft. I get to the bottom and realize I forgot the orbit at 30ft. After I finish the ground level orbit, I go back up to 30ft and do the orbit. The person I’m debating says the processing will fail because the photos are out of order, and the big jump from the last ground level orbit photo and the first 30ft orbit photo will mess it up.
I say in both these generic examples, the processing will be fine. While having the extra photos showing the transition between orbit levels won’t hurt, not having them won’t cause it to fail either. Same with the out of order photos. Just because the photos are out of order doesn’t really matter, as long as you have enough photos of the object with enough overlap between all the shots. It’s not like photogrammetry software looks at the photos linearly and throws it’s hands up if they aren’t in order, correct? So who is right?