Output is not displayed / feature is missing in the cloud

The following cases can happen after processing on the cloud.

  • Map view: The orthomosaic, digital surface model (DSM), or index is not displayed.
  • 3D Model view: The point cloud or textured mesh is not displayed.
  • The elevation profile does not load.

If project is uploaded from Pix4D Desktop

A typical cause is related to settings that were selected in Pix4D Desktop beforehand. Pix4D Cloud servers process images based on the project file (.p4d) that is uploaded. Therefore, it can happen that the outputs was not generated nor exported.

It is then required to:

1. Re-open the project with Pix4D Desktop.
2. Change the processing options accordingly as detailed below.
3. Re-upload to Pix4D Cloud for re-processing.

WHAT TO CHECK
HOW TO SOLVE
Map view
GeoTIFF Raster DSM and GeoTIFF Orthomosaic outputs are selected. 1. On the menu bar, click Process > Processing Options...
2. Select the processing step 3. DSM, Orthomosaic and Index.
3. Select the tab DSM and Orthomosaic.
4. Check the two GeoTIFF boxes. The Merge Tiles box does not matter.
For more information: 202557769.
GeoTIFF Reflectance and NDVI outputs are selected. 1. On the menu bar, click Process > Processing Options...
2. Select the processing step 3. DSM, Orthomosaic and Index.
3. Select the tab Index Calculator.
4. Check the GeoTIFF box. The Merge Tiles box does not matter.
5. Check the box of the NDVI formula.
For more information: 203891879.
3D Model view
LAS Point Cloud output is selected. 1. On the menu bar, click Process > Processing Options...
2. Select the processing step 2. Point Cloud and Mesh.
3. Select the tab Point Cloud.
4. Check the LAS box.
For more information: 202557799.
OBJ 3D Textured Mesh output is selected. 1. On the menu bar, click Process > Processing Options...
2. Select the processing step 2. Point Cloud and Mesh.
3. Select the tab 3D Textured Mesh.
4. Check the box Generate 3D Textured Mesh.
5. Check the OBJ box.
For more information: 208194103.

General causes

Additional causes can prevent the outputs from being loaded and affect the display.

ISSUE
EXPLANATION
Map and 3D Model views

Outputs have a significant size and/or a complex geometry.

The cloud viewer can be limited by browser resources (display, memory) because of the input images (number, resolution, content) and project properties (geolocation information, extracted keypoints, resolution settings). For more information: 204191535.

The web browser application does not support 3D visualization.

It is necessary that the web application supports optimized WebGL for rendering 3D graphics. This is a known issue for some iOS devices. For more information: ArcGIS help, Sketchfab help.

Pix4D Cloud cannot be accessed or some tools are not available in a cloud project

In some cases, an internet browser combined with a specific operating system does not support some or all the functionalities on Pix4D Cloud.

  • The configuration Internet Explorer 11/Windows 10 gives limited access to Pix4D Cloud. Some tools will not be available, like the elevation profile generation.
  • The configuration Internet Explorer 11/Windows 7 is officially not supported.
    For more information about the supported Internet browsers and operating systems for Pix4D Cloud: 215858503.

Project fails to be processed on the servers.

Several leads are recommended to be explored in order to troubleshoot the problem. For more information: 203694199.

OBJ 3D Textured Mesh exceeds 1 GB

Pix4D Cloud supports visualizing OBJ 3D Textured Meshes that are smaller than 1 GB. Please ensure that your OBJ 3D Textured Mesh is smaller than 1 GB before uploading it to Pix4D Cloud.

Elevation profile / cross-section is missing

The project results can be shared using the Share button in the upper-right corner. All the content of the MAP or 3D MODEL view together with the annotations are shared except the elevation profile / cross-section, which explains why this feature cannot be visualized.

Map view

Images are captured with a multi-spectral camera.

One GeoTIFF file is generated per band instead of the single true color orthomosaic. The cloud platform only displays the DSM and NDVI outputs. However, all GeoTIFF files are downloadable. For more information: 115000707003.

 

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 2 found this helpful

Article feedback (for troubleshooting, post here)

0 comments

Please sign in to leave a comment.