This shows the basic process. Hundreds to thousands of photographs are taken in a specific fashion that allows for highly accurate 3D models to be created. This is a reconstruction of a 15th-century church in Split, Croatia.
The Day the Earth Stood Still
This was a photogrammetry re-construction of the shattered Nagarekawa Methodist Church in Hiroshima that survived the nuclear blast that was the main component for a virtual reality documentary.
In partnership with Nobel Media and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, The Day the World Changed brings to viewers the harrowing impressions of the victims and survivors of atomic bombings and nuclear arms testing through first-hand testimonies, data visualizations, and innovative use of 3-D scanning and photogrammetry.
These images show the same process but applied to individual objects or artifacts.
360 Spherical Photography
These show full 360-degree photography. These can be used in any virtual reality headset to make the viewer feel as if they are in the room from that viewpoint. These can be extremely high resolution and can be made to be interactive.
Combining the techniques above with 360-degree photography can allow for the creation of full walk around virtual reality experiences.