OTIS (Omnidirectional, Three-Dimensional, Imaging System)

OTIS makes Photogrammetry Easy

Practical photorealistic 3D capture and display has been an elusive goal since the first stereoscopic viewer was built in 1838. Because of the rapid evolution of digital camera technology over the last twenty years, automatic 3D capture and display has finally becoming a practical reality. OTIS combines our patented omnidirectional stereoscopic camera system with mature machine vision algorithms, standard 3D modeling tools, and current computer video display hardware(GPU). We improve the quality of our 3D output by enhancing camera optics and speeding up image capture. We use custom software to enhance the compatibility of our 3D output with mainstream 3D software like 3D Studio Max, Google Earth, and Google SketchUp.

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Omnidirectional Scene Acquisition IEEE Research Paper

Digital 3d/360 Degree Camera System Patent

3D Gallery

GetHub – Open Photogrammetry

ETH 3D Photogrammetry Benchmarks

Precision Details Win Top Place


2024: Reached #1 out of almost 500 in Tanks and Temples 2D to 3D benchmar
2022: Reached #1 out of almost 200 in ETH Photogrammetry 3D benchmark (2 years later that submission is #5)
2020: Built & tested 32-camera prototype
2015: Discovered passive 3D scanning. Started using a DJI drone & Agisoft MetaShape to make 3D models.
2011: Stared migration to Linux, OpenCL, and AMD APUS (APUs have CPU & GPU on the same chip and can efficiently share memory)

3D Model Gallery

Adapted GaussianSplat3D Viewer

Behind the Scenes Gallery

The strengths and history of Steuart Imaging Systems:

2024: Reached #1 out of almost 500 in Tanks and Temples 2D to 3D benchmark 
2022: Reached #1 out of almost 200 in ETH Photogrammetry 3D benchmark (2 years later that submission is #5
2020: Built & tested 32-camera prototype
2015: Discovered passive 3D scanning. Started using a DJI drone & Agisoft MetaShape to make 3D models.
2011: Stared migration to Linux, OpenCL, and AMD APUS (APUs have CPU & GPU on the same chip and can efficiently share memory)
2008: Programming team started using CUDA 1.0 to speed up image processing ~10x
2006: Began developing skills in HDR photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/omnidirectional/page2) 2005 to 2018: Built several original camera-array prototypes with cameras, lights, servos, and lasers 2003: Filed 3D-360 Patent to fix problems in panoramic photography (2D-360s)
(https://uspto.report/patent/app/20090073256)
1996: Started making panoramas (2D-360s) with Apple’s QuickTimeVR 1.0
(https://worldwidepanorama.org/wwppeople/SkipSteuart.html)
1987 to 2002: Designed & managed parts of a RELIABLE computer & networking systems for up to 1,000 person company.
1984: Built first computer system (pressure monitoring system with sensors, servos, and pump) with Motorola 6800 family 8-bit CPU and code in assembly.

Steuart Systems History

2024: Reach #1 out of almost 500 in Tanks and Temples 2D to 3D benchmark

2022: Reach #1 out of almost 200 in ETH Photogrammetry 3D benchmark 2 years later that submission is #5

2020: Build & test 32-camera prototype

2015: Discover passive 3D scanning. Start using a DJI drone & Agisoft Metashape to make 3D models.

2011: Start migration to Linux, OpenCL, and AMD APUs (APUs have CPU & GPU on the same chip and can efficiently share memory)

2008: Programming team starts using CUDA 1.0 to speed up image processing ~10x

2006: Design/build 8-camera scanner with pattern projection and publish paper with UVA in 4th Intl Conference on 3D Digital Imaging and Modeling

2006: Begin developing skills in HDR photography

2005 to 2018: Build several original camera-arra prototypes with cameras, lights, servos, and lasers

2003: Filed 3D-360 patent to fix problems in panoramic photography (2D-360s)

1996: Start making panoramas (2D-360s) with Apple’s QuickTimeVR 1.0

1987 to 2002: Designed & managed parts of a RELIABLE computer & networking systems for up to 1,000 person company.

1984: Built first computer system (pressure monitoring system with sensors, servos, and pump) with Motorola 6800 family 8-bit CPU and code in assembly.

About the Team

Skip Steuart The inspirational leader of the Steuart Imaging System’s team of programmers, engineers, scientists and mathematicians. Skip himself can be described as all of these things. He has worked tirelessly on the development of OTIS, his Omnidirectional, Three-Dimensional, Imaging System for over 20 years.
Rose Hughes (CFO) is the inspirational leader of the Steuart Imaging Systems team of programmers, engineers, scientists and mathematicians. Skip himself can be described as all of these things. He has worked tirelessly on the development of OTIS, his Omnidirectional, Three-Dimensional, Imaging System for over 20 years. Toney: is the inspirational leader of the Steuart Imaging Systems team of programmers, engineers, scientists and mathematicians. Skip himself can be described as all of these things. He has worked tirelessly on the development of OTIS, his Omnidirectional, Three-Dimensional, Imaging System for over 20 years.
David is the inspirational leader of the Steuart Imaging Systems team of programmers, engineers, scientists and mathematicians. Skip himself can be described as all of these things. He has worked tirelessly on the development of OTIS, his Omnidirectional, Three-Dimensional, Imaging System for over 20 years. https://www.linkedin.com/in/3d360/

David Koller Stanford Computer Science Department & Computer Graphics Laboratory. David has a Ph.d. in Computer Science from Stanford. His research activities are in the areas of computer graphics, visualization, computer vision, and human-computer interaction. He has been particularly interested in the acquisition, analysis, and interactive display of large graphical datasets. Some specific research projects, with links to papers and websites, are included on his page at Stanford: https://graphics.stanford.edu/~dk/

Tony Pike Cisco Systems Development Manager. Tony has worked as a Senior Software Engineer. https://www.linkedin.com/in/tony-pike-7080141/