How to upload results and outputs to the cloud

It is possible to upload some results and outputs to the cloud without (re-)processing the project on Pix4D servers.

  • Currently only specific files can be uploaded using the web cloud platform (depending on the solution: Pix4Dmapper, Pix4Dbim, Pix4Dag, Pix4Dmodel).
  • For existing projects that were processed on the cloud servers, uploading outputs does NOT delete the results. The new outputs only replace the results that are displayed but do not replace them in the project folders that can be downlaoded using from Download > Export to Pix4D Desktop. For more information: How to download results from the cloud.

From Pix4D Cloud

1. Go to Pix4D Cloud and log in with a valid Pix4D account.
2. For a new project (no images are processed):

2.1. On the left toolbar, click New project. Alternatively, click NEW PROJECT at the top of the project view.
2.2. In the upper-left corner, click to set the project's name.

2. For an existing project that was processed on the cloud servers:

2.1. Select the project where to upload outputs(s).

3. On the left sidebar, select the view Files > Results.
4. Click UPLOAD FILE(S) under the output to be uploaded, and browse for the directory to select the file. Alternatively, it is possible to drag and drop the file(s) onto the respective output section. Supported files are:

  • Orthomosaic: GeoTIFF or .tif.
  • DSM: GeoTIFF or .tif.
  • Point cloud: .las.
  • Mesh: .obj, .mtl, .jpg. ALL three files must be imported.
  • NDVI: GeoTIFF or .tif.

5. The upload window pops up showing the status. Once successful, click CLOSE.
6. An email is sent after the output is available. Click the link in the email to open the project page that displays the output in the Map view.

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  • Susan Myers

    Would like the option of uploading from desktop to cloud multiple .LAS point cloud files for a project.  For now, I will upload the project files multiple times, one for each .LAS file as my workaround.  Thank you.

  • Ina (Pix4D)

    Hi Susan,


    Could you please post your suggestion on the Cloud - Product feedback community category?

    This way the other users will have the opportunity to comment on the utility of the request. This, of course, will also give us more insights into the potential usability of the requested feature.


    Thank you for your understanding. 




  • christian Ng
     Hello, when I try to calculate a volume of a project that processes in this way, it is impossible. The cloud gives me a result of 0, but if it works if that same project I do in the desktop version or upload the images to the cloud
  • Mark Muntean

    I have processed a model/map on PIX4D mapper desktop, and have taken time to edit the point cloud carefully and to create the final mesh.  in other words all three processing steps are complete and I have a nice looking point cloud and mesh.  I would like to upload this now to the Cloud to share with a client and to compute measurements there working with the client.

    If I upload the project from the desktop Mapper, it will start the processing again on the cloud and all of my point cloud edits will be lost.  If I tell it not to process on the cloud I just have the image files without any map or 3D model on the cloud.

    Is there a way to fully process with point cloud edits a map on PIX4D Mapper desktop and then post it on the cloud for measurements and presentation to a client?

    Suggestion - it would be really great (and logical) if the upload project from desktop to cloud and download project from cloud to desktop functions offered the options to transfer some or ALL that has been computed and edited on either platform.  It would also be nice to have full functionality on the cloud to edit point clouds - as this is the only reason I need to use the Desktop step.

    A great strategic goal for PIX4D would be to make the Desktop Mapper and Cloud Mapper symmetrical and allow easy transport of projects as processed back and forth.  In the meantime however is there a way to get my edited point cloud to the Cloud?



  • Alice (Pix4D)

    @Christian could you check if your case falls in one of those written at the bottom of the article How to calculate volumes on the cloud ?

    @Mark if you want to do some edits on the point cloud, you can process on the cloud (every time the processing starts with Step 1), download the point cloud and open it locally to edit it and then you can replace the point cloud previously generated on the cloud with the edited one from the cloud interface: in the left panel go to the tab FILES > Results and click REPLACE FILE in the corresponding Point Cloud box.



  • Tylor Foster

    What is the .mtl file?

    What is the export selection we need to make in order to make sure that this item is generated so I can upload to the cloud?

  • Alice (Pix4D)

    Material library files contain one or more material definitions, each of which includes the color, texture, and reflection map of individual materials. These are applied to the surfaces and vertices of objects. Material files are stored in ASCII format and have the .mtl extension.

    If you are interested in the generation of the 3D Textured Mesh you need to check the boxes Generate 3D Textured Mesh and OBJ in the processing options, as explained in the article Output is not displayed / feature is missing in the cloud


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