Introduction to 3D Photogrammetry

A course by David Chumilla
3D Artist. Murcia, Spain.
Joined April 2019
, 3D Artist

Learn the basic theories and techniques behind 3D scanning to create models based on real objects

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (139)
  • 3437 students

Learn the basic theories and techniques behind 3D scanning to create models based on real objects

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (139)
  • 3437 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 22m)
  • 18 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Photogrammetry is simpler than its name would lead you to believe; it involves the science of measuring from photographs. Additionally, 3D photogrammetry is a special process that converts images into 3D models using a scan so they can be used in video games, VFX, and other audiovisual productions.

In this online course, step into the world of 3D photogrammetry with David Chumilla, a 3D artist who has experience working on video games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Forza Horizon 3, and The Walking Dead.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. What is photogrammetry?
  • U3
    U3. We take action
  • U4
    U4. Render and Post-production
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Get started by learning more about David, his career, and the influences that have shaped his work as an artist.

Then, discover the theory and fundamentals of 3D photogrammetry, choose an object to scan, and follow the necessary preparation and pre-production steps for your final project.

Once you've mastered the basics, see what a photogrammetry session is like, focusing on how to approach the process of capturing a real object with your camera. David then guides you through the digital part of the process, showing you how to clean up and correct your photos in Adobe Photoshop.

Lastly, see the entire 3D model reconstruction process in Agisoft before your teacher explains some very useful post-production techniques to present your work in the most colorful and hyperrealistic way possible.

What is this course's project?

Photograph a large object of your choosing and reconstruct it in 3D, applying the different techniques and processes learned throughout the course.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone looking to get started in the world of 3D scanning, especially digital artists interested in the production of 3D models or hyperrealistic textures for professional productions.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is required since the course is designed to guide students step by step through the different units. Even so, general knowledge of 3D modeling or photography can be helpful for understanding the more technical lessons found throughout the course.

You need a computer with Agisoft Metashape, Adobe Photoshop, and Camera Raw installed, as well as a camera. Marmoset Toolbag software is recommended, but it is not required to understand the main content of the course.


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David Chumilla

A course by David Chumilla

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3D Artist

David Chumilla is a professional 3D artist from Murcia, Spain. He specializes in video games and has worked with multiple AAA studios on titles like Need for Speed: Heat, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and Forza Horizon 3.

Throughout his career, he has experimented with many areas within 3D video game design, such as photogrammetry, hard surface modeling, character modeling, and scene compositing, among others.

He currently develops personal projects and works as a freelance artist.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course
  • U2

    What is photogrammetry?

    • Basis of photogrammetry
    • Key points and processing programs
    • Material and equipment needed
    • Scouting and preparation
    • Project Setup
  • U3

    We take action

    • Photo Shooting I
    • Photo Shooting II
    • Photoshop editing of RAW files
    • Introduction to Agisoft
    • Aligning cameras and creating point clouds
    • Final reconstruction of the 3D scan
  • U4

    Render and Post-production

    • Rendering of the model in Marmoset Toolbag
    • We upload our "scan" to Sketchfab!
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to photogrammetry

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Introduction to 3D Photogrammetry. 3D, and Animation course by David Chumilla

Introduction to 3D Photogrammetry

A course by David Chumilla
3D Artist. Murcia, Spain.
Joined April 2019
  • 99% positive reviews (139)
  • 3437 students