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I know that in blender you can use blueprints to model any vehicle but I couldn't found any blueprints for this bus VDL Jonkheere Mistral 30 from the Jutc company and I would love to start a project for it. I also tried writing a letter to the manufacturers asking permission for blueprints and didn't get a response. However I do have alot of images of the bus as I am from Jamaica but I'm not sure if the images needs to be flat like how a typical blueprint would look like (Front view, side view etc). I need professional advice thanks.

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  • $\begingroup$ AppreciativešŸ‘ but what about lens distortion how can I correct it? cause that can make the photo look more rounded that it actually is and also does the quality of the photo matter I don't have a Iphone but rather an Andriod phone. $\endgroup$ – TheFireLauncher4 Mar 16 '19 at 0:48
  • $\begingroup$ phone camera will do fine. If you have multiple images the distortion does not matter, every photogrammetry software can account for it. You can do a 3D scan or you can track markers from the photographs inside Blender using camera mapping/tracking - then you get the markers in 3d space perfectly placed. Modeling from blueprints is old-fascioned and usually flawed, because they do not line up propertly and don't contain enough details. $\endgroup$ – Jaroslav Jerryno Novotny Mar 16 '19 at 0:52
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You can use blam (or fSpy) to match the camera with the a photo and model from there. See this link that outlines the way to do it: How can I recreate the floor using a photograph?

If you have access to a bus that is parked and you can do the photographs yourself it would be a lot easier. Just go around the bus making a lot of photos with the same lens, import the images into the video clip editor and then use motion tracking as an aid to re-construct the object.

Read: How to do photogrammetry within Blender?

You don't need a fancy camera. A phone will be good enough. If you are concerned about the distortion of the lens, Blender has tools to undistort the image.

Read: How to determine lens undistortion values for motion tracking?

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  • $\begingroup$ good, any tips for modeling the interior and also the bottom area of the bus? $\endgroup$ – TheFireLauncher4 Mar 16 '19 at 1:10

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