Pix4D Desktop technical release notes

Current version 4.2

Version Release date Release type  
4.2.27 April 30, 2018 Bug fix release  Download
4.2.26 April 16, 2018 Bug fix release  Download
4.2.25 March 22, 2018 New release  Download

 

 

Version 4.2.27


Bug fixes

  • Fixed the unit (meter-feet) conversion issue of vertical coordinate systems.
  • Fixed issue of feature extraction from video taken with iPhone SE.
  • Fixed project failing when missing certain tags in Sequoia imagery.

 

Version 4.2.26


Bug fixes

  • Fixed issues of project creation from eMotion.
  • Fixed issue when creating a project from a video file. Video frame extraction produced more images than desired.

 

Version 4.2.25


What's new

  • The uncertainties of a list of Automatic Tie Points are exported in a .csv file in the params folder: 202977149.
  • Support for MicaSense RedEdge-M.

Other enhancements and changes

  • Improved radiometric calibration of Sequoia camera.
  • Add of tooltips for volume actions (new volume, import volume, export volume) and improved buttons look and alignment.
  • Pix4Dmapper is used in the EULA dialog, the login dialog and the license selection dialog.
  • A project is now added to the recent project list when it is loaded, created or saved as. 

Bug fixes

  • Fixed issues with coordinate systems; the Output coordinate system is now correctly converted to the GCP coordinate system.
  • Fixed issue of having a vertical offset introduced when an old project is opened with any 4.2 Preview version.
  • Fixed issue importing a template (.tmpl) in the Japanese version.
  • Fixed crashes when editing the camera model in a project with coregistered images.
  • Prevent users from being affected by a "Failed to write EXIF" error during the DSM generation step.
  • Fixed issue of having empty tiles in the orthomosaic in cases of steep terrain.
  • Zoom and map center are reset to default when changing between map types (Satellite, Maps) in the Map View. 
  • New project name in command line does not get shortened after last "."

 

 

   

Versions 4.1

Version Release date Release type  
4.1.25 February 19, 2018 Bug fix release Download
4.1.24 January 30, 2018 Bug fix release Download
4.1.23 January 18, 2018 Bug fix release Download
4.1.22 December 22, 2017 Bug fix release Download
4.1.21 December 20, 2017 Bug fix release  Download
4.1.19 December 14, 2017 New release  Download

 

 

Version 4.1.25


Bug fixes

  • Fixed issues where latest version was not availabe even though Support & Upgrade was valid. 

 

Version 4.1.24


Bug fixes

  • Fixed issues with coordinate systems:
    • incorrect offset between the GCPs initial and computed elevation when the vertical coordinate system of the image geolocation is different than the vertical coordinate system of the GCPs.
    • incorrect offset when a project processed with 3.3 version is opened with the 4.1 version.

 

Version 4.1.23


Bug fixes

  • Fixed issue that projects cannot be uploaded on the AWS Japan.
  • Fixed issues that Pix4D Desktop freezes when uploading or downloading a project to the Pix4D Cloud.
  • Fixed bug that the vertical coordinate system is different in the .p4d file when a project is created via the command line or via the UI.

 

Version 4.1.22


Bug fixes

  • Fixed bug of setting WGS 84 as default coordinate system for the outputs.

 

Version 4.1.21


Bug fixes

  • Fixed issue that the command line mapper did not accept new project name containing a space in the name.
  • The title bar of the software information refers now to a Stable version rather than a Preview.

 

Version 4.1.19


What's new

  • Web links in error messages. Error messages take you directly to Pix4D's Support website to provide a faster solution.
  • New template manager/wizard. New personalized template categories in the Template Manager provide easier access to popular templates. More information: 205327435.
  • Point Cloud Classification from the Process menu. The densified point cloud can be automatically classified after step 2 has finished. More information: 115005737903.

Other enhancements and changes

  • Splash screen provides more comprehensive information about software status.
  • More intuitive management of point cloud groups. A color legend has been added for each point group and the "Deleted" point group has been renamed "Disabled".
  • Improved texturing of 3D textured mesh for spherical cameras.
  • Removed accuracy information for check points from the quality report.
  • Improved right sidebar in the rayCloud provides more efficient use of screen real estate.
  • Removed redundant Display Properties from the layers list in the left sidebar.
  • More informative progress bar while automatically classifying the point cloud.
  • Updating from 4.0 to 4.1 does not require to login.
  • New procedure for logging in using command line. 

Bug fixes

  • Fixed crash when editing the camera model parameters in the Edit Camera Model window. 
  • Improved color matrix correction for senseFly modified cameras.
  • 3D Textured Mesh processing options added to the log file.
  • Point cloud density reported in the quality report matches the units of measurement of the output coordinate system.
  • Fixed issue that the geolocation bias is not calculated when using the site calibration option.
  • Fixed freeze during mesh texturing. 
  • Fixed issue of occasional crashes of Sequoia projects on Linux machines. 
  • Fixed issues with camera rig definition of MultiSPEC 4C camera.
  • Fixed cropping issue in video animation.
  • Resized widget to display full name of all coordinate systems. 

 

Versions 4.0

Version Release date Release type  
4.0.25 October 31, 2017 Bug fix release  Download
4.0.23 October 16, 2017 Bug fix release  Download
4.0.21 October 03, 2017 New release  Download

 

Version 4.0.25

Bug fixes

  • Fixed issue of software not being accessible after extending license.

 

Version 4.0.23

Bug fixes

  • Fixed issue of Discovery license not being accessible when it is the only available license.
  • Fixed mesh texturing freezing on Linux machines.

 

Version 4.0.21


What's new



Other enhancements and changes

  • Improvements in Micasense RedEdge radiometry.
  • Many mesh texture improvements:
    • Processing speed improvements in mesh texturing (regular mesh and LoD mesh).
    • Image annotations are now used when texturing the mesh.
    • Hidden faces get a more consistent texturing.
  • The 3D Textured Mesh can be exported in .dxf format as polylines for visualization in AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Mesh .dxf polyline export reports its progress more accurately.
  • Various usability improvements in the license management.
  • Export of Index calculator content as a correctly georeferenced KML scene.
  • Improved radiometric calibration status in processing options after changing the default albedo values.
  • DJI Spark camera included in the camera database.
  • Updated Korean translations.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed incorrect calculation of a geolocation bias in arbitrary coordinate systems.
  • Fixed mesh crashes when there are two global masks of different resolution.
  • Fixed inconsistencies in the update of the username in the login window.  
  • Fixed compatibility issue of LOD .slpk files with ArcGIS Earth.
  • Fixed crashes when importing certain sets of images from MAPIR camera.
  • Fixed restriction of special characters in email and password input form. 

Known issues

  • Occasional crashes of Sequoia projects on Linux machines.
  • Geolocation bias is not calculated when using the site calibration.
    • Workaround: run the Reoptimize option twice.

 

 

Versions 3.3

Version Release date Release type  
3.3.29 August 23, 2017 Bug fix release  Download
3.3.24 August 09, 2017 New release  Download

 

Version 3.3.29

Bug fixes


  • Fixed the prevention of project templates created with 3.2 version to be imported in 3.3 version.
  • Fixed compatibility issue of LOD .slpk files with ArcGIS Earth.
  • Fixed crashes when importing certain sets of images from MAPIR camera.
  • Fixed bug where the guided tour project was not installed.

 

Version 3.3.24


What's new


  • Improved speed of initial processing.
  • New projection algorithm in the rayCloud to better detect outliers when marking the points. See: 202560769.
  • Micasense Atlas uploader connection
    • In the Index Calculator, a new button allows to efficiently upload the reflectance map to your Atlas account: 202558269.
  • Korean translation

Other enhancements and changes

  • The software starts 0.7 seconds faster in Windows.
  • Up to 30% faster Geometrically Verified Matching in the standard calibration pipeline.
  • Improved DTM algorithm. Better building detection parameters have been introduced.
  • Improved color balancing algorithms. This reduces greatly purple artifacts on the edges of the orthmosaics.
  • Improved Tetracam Rig support. In the rig page, the Tetracam rig is now created correctly with the right bands.
  • Support of Micasense RedEdge camera.
  • LOD generation available in p4d files.
  • Improved calibration: correlation parameters are calculated faster and for all projects.
  • The global mask is now also applied during orthomosaic computation.
  • Updated coordinate system database, including Japanese Geodetic Datum 2011 and more.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed reset button in the Mosaic Editor. 
  • Fixed wrong pixel size determination for Aeryon images.
  • Fixed Gamma (radiometric) corrections for the S110 NIR modified camera.
  • Fixed wrong logo in Quality Report in Pix4Dmodel.
  • Fixed crashes during DTM generation.
  • Fixed updating of Image dots in MapView during step 2.
  • Fixed parsing of geolocation file when the image name is a number.
  • Fixed crash when uploading project with image in multiple directories.
  • Fixed crash when creating a project out of multiple videos.
  • Fixed issue in some values not being translated.
  • Fixed issue when importing geolocation file with image filenames containing a + sign.
  • The mosaic editor saves correctly its closing state when the user did not generate a DTM.
  • Fixed missing icons in the quality report after merging.
  • Fixed merging issue when the project or images are on remote drives.

Known issues

  • Possible crash at the end of processing when disabling the automatic Quality Report display.
    • Workaround: don't uncheck the automatic Quality Report display

 

Versions 3.2

Version Release date Release type  
3.2.23 May 02, 2017 New release  Download

 

Version 3.2.23

What's new

  • Tiled LOD mesh in OSGB and SLPK generation and export
  • Upload project files
    • Up to 10x faster upload
  • New description in the processing templates
  • New graph in Quality Report: camera parameter correlation matrix
  • Russian translation

 


Other enhancements and changes

  • Phantom 4 Pro camera model with optimized parameters
  • Generated TIF are faster to load in third party software such as GlobalMapper
  • Speed up the time to load the software by 20%
  • New template for the thermoMAP/FLIR.
  • Improved camera model sensor size estimation.
  • Prevents MTP/GCPs to have the same name in the rayCloud
  • Replaced CLI Pix4Dmapper.com by Pix4Dmapper.bat
  • Prevents processing while the PDF quality report is open in a third party software
  • SGM add-on removed: 115001884506

Bug fixes

  • Fixed issue in the satus of the output widget after generating contour lines
  • Fixed bug in the display of XY orientation constrains
  • Fixed bugs in the display of the reflectance map in the index calculator
  • Fixed bug preventing to add a MTP after clicking on a GCP in the camera view in the rayCloud
  • Fixed bugs that prevented sometimes the update of the volume computation after editing the tie points 
  • Fixed bugs in the drawing of volumes base surface
  • Fixed crash when importing an empty flightlog
  • Fixed crashes in the map view
  • Fixed bug where step 1 failed in some rare cases when multiple images have the same geolocation.
  • Fixed bug with certain locals and the comma separator
  • Fix bug where Process > Open Results Folder... was not working when using a network drive.
  • Fix bug where in some cases there was an offset between the cursor and the objects in the 3D view when the Microsoft Windows scale is larger than 100%
  • Fixed bug in the CLI where --logout failed after command line license activation
  • Fixed bug that prevented the saving of Mosaic Editor changes

Known issues

  • Merging projects located on network drives sometimes fails
    • workaround: Copy everything locally or use any 3.3 preview

 

 

Versions 3.1

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Version Release date Release type
3.1.23 February 27, 2017 Bug fix release
3.1.22 January 30, 2017 Bug fix release
3.1.18 December 15, 2016 New release

 

Version 3.1.23

Bug fixes

  • Software
    • Fix bug where Process > Open Results Folder... was not working when using a network drive.
  • Project creation
    • Fix bug where it was not possible to merge projects anymore.

 

Version 3.1.22

What's new

  • Languages
    • Software available in Italian.

Improvements

  • Camera database
    • Add Phantom 4 Pro camera model with optimized parameters.

Bug fixes

  • Software
    • Comma "," is not accepted as a decimal symbol. This affects computers with a locale installation that uses comma for decimals.
  • Processing
    • Step 2. Point Cloud and Mesh crashes for large datasets when using SGM.
    • Fix bug where step 3 cannot be run for projects with multiple camera models in the case all images of a camera model are disabled.
  • Outputs
    • Fix bug where loading the GeoTIF orthomosaic in third party software was slower.
  • Index calculator
    • Fix bug where in some cases the sun irradiance was not correctly converted when opening older p4d files in newer software versions.
  •  Various UI bug fixes

 

Version 3.1.18

What is new

  • Improved DTM generation
    • The DTM generation is now computed from the DSM. It is generated in step 3 which allows a fully automated DTM generation.
    • The DTM processing options can be accessed in the Process > Processing Options... > 3. DSM, Orthomosaic and Index > Additional Outputs. For more information: 202558419.
    • Improved workflow, performance and quality of the results.
DSM DTM

 

  • Contour lines from DTM
    • Generate contour lines using the DTM. For more information on how to generate the contour lines from the DTM: 203722389.

Contour lines from DSM Contour lines from DTM

 

Improvements

  • Maps View
    • New maps and satellite background from Mapbox. For more information: 202557719.
    • Single click on an image's position to visualize the corresponding image.
    • Esc key can be used to cancel the drawing of the processing area.
Satellite background Maps background

 

  • Processing
    • Improved processing speed of step 1 for projects with more than 2'000 images.
  • Index calculator
    • Improved reflectance map generation.
  • Various UI improvements

Other changes

  • Maps View
    • Project summary and layers sidebar discontinued.
    • Orthomosaic view discontinued.
  • Point cloud classification discontinued.

 

Known issues

  • Software
    • Display issues when using 2 screens with different resolutions (e.g. a laptop connected to a large screen.
      Workaround: Use the same resolution on the two screens or disable one screen.
  • New project
    • Creating a new project using images from a senseFly's drone does not select egm96
      as default coordinate system.
      Workaround: During project creation, in the Image Properties window, select Geoid Height Above the Ellipsoide = 0 as image coordinate system. For more information how to change the image coordinate system: 202560029.
  • Project management
    • Cannot open a project with Korean characters, even if it has been created using the New Project wizard.
      Workaround: rename the .p4d file so that it does not contain Korean characters.
  • Processing window
    • Step 2 of the processing window is displayed in red after generating the 3D Textured Mesh in OBJ format with tiled texture.
  • Processing
    • Step 2. Point Cloud and Mesh crashes for large datasets when using SGM.
    • Step 3. DSM and Orthomosaic is slower on machines with Quadro GPUs. The substeps of loading the point cloud and generating the DSM takes much more time than expected. For more information: 218195063.
  • Outputs
    • Mesh in .dxf format is not displayed correctly in AutoCAD Civil 3D.
    • In some third party software loading the GeoTIF orthomosaic is slower.
    • Cannot send DSM and maps to eMotion 3.
      Workaround: use eMotion 2.
  • rayCloud
    • In some cases exporting a point group in a custom directory from the layers sidebar is not working.
    • When visualizing multiple external point clouds, only the shader of the first point cloud is taken into account for the display.
    • Pressing the Shift key with the desired navigation key (e.g. up arrow) does not allow a faster navigation anymore.
      Workaround: Press Shift+Ctrl to navigate faster.
  • Index Calculator
    • Index color scale changes after opening the Processing Options Window. This happens only if the gray colored index is selected.

 

 

Versions 3.0

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Version Release date Release type
3.0.17 November 24, 2016 Bug fix release
3.0.13 for Mac November 2, 2016 New release
3.0.13 October 11, 2016 New release

 

Version 3.0.17

This release is available for windows only.

Bug fixes

  • Project p4d file
    • Fix bug where any project created in version 2.0, 2.1, 2.2 using an Ag template or with the Downsampling Method set to Warp cannot be opened in version 3.1 more than once.
  • Processing
    • Fix bug where step 2 fails at the beginning of the step with the error Cluster generator: could not compute valid scores for this project!. This affects projects with multiple blocks at step 1 processed on computers where the amount of RAM is not sufficient to densify the project at once.
  • Index Calculator
    • Fix bug where the exported index shape file is not generated correctly.
    • Fix bug where multiSpec4C radiometric calibration was not detected correctly.

Known issues

  • Project management
    • Cannot open a project with Korean characters, even if it has been created using the New Project wizard.
      Workaround: rename the .p4d file so that it does not contain Korean characters.

 

Version 3.0.13 for Mac

The 3.0 beta Mac version is available and can be downloaded here.

Bug fixes

  • Index calculator
    • Fix bug where the software crashed when creating or processing projects with images containing Airinov's calibration target.

Known issues

  • Software crashes or project is not loaded when either right clicking on the p4d file and selecting open with > Pix4Dmapper or when double clicking on the p4d file or when drag and dropping the p4d file.
    Workaround: To open the project, start Pix4Dmapper and in the menu select Project > Open Project....
  • Cannot download a project from the menu Project > Download Project Files... when the default download directory is selected ("/").
    Workaround: select another download directory than the default directory.

 

Version 3.0.13

What is new

  • New product solutions
    • New product solutions: Pix4Dmapper Pro, Pix4Dbim, Pix4Dag, Pix4Dmodel. For more information click here.
  • Processing
    • Point cloud densification is up to 2x faster while preserving quality and density.
  • Index calculator
    • No Correction
    • Camera Only
    • Camera and Sun Irradiance
    • Camera, Sun Irradiance and Sun Angle
    • Faster reflectance map generation when using a value higher than the GSD for the resolution and selecting the Gaussian Fast Downsampling Method. For more information: 203891879.
    • New processing options in the options for step 3 > Index Calculator > Radiometric Processing and Calibration that allow to select the radiometric correction type:

For more information: 203891879.

  • Quality report
    • Display radiometric correction type used.

 

Improvements

  • Processing
    • Improve feature extraction for 360° cameras so that more features are extracted on the top and bottom of the images.

 

Other changes

  • Processing options
    • Discontinue the option in step 2 > Advanced > 3D Textured Mesh Settings > Maximum Number of Triangles per Leaf.
  • Processing area
    • Discontinue the import of the processing area in DXF format.

 

Known issues

  • Project p4d file
    • Any project created in version 2.0, 2.1, 2.2 using an Ag template or with the Downsampling Method set to Warp cannot be opened in version 3.1 more than once.
      Workaround: When opening the p4d file the first time in version 2.2, 3.0 or 3.1, in the processing options under 3.DSM, Orthomosaic and Index > Index Calculator use another Downsampling Method than Warp.
  • GCPs
    • When exporting GCPs marks to a .txt file using the French software version, the file name ends with a comma ".txt,".
      Workaround: rename the file by removing the ",".
  • Index Calculator
    • Exported index shape file is not generated correctly.

 

 

Versions 2.2

Getting Started and Manual (online)(pdf)

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Version Release date Release type
2.2.25 September 1, 2016 Bug fix release
2.2.22 August 11, 2016 New release

 

Version 2.2.25

Improvements

  • Camera models
    • Linear rolling shutter is set as default for the Sequoia RGB camera model.
  • Languages
    • Spanish
    • German
    • French
    • Traditional Chinese
    • Simplified Chinese
    • The following languages are up to date
  • Mac version
    • The 2.2 beta Mac version is available and can be downloaded here.

 

Bug fixes

  • Project management
    • Fix bug where project could not be opened when it was created with version 2.2 and the processing option Use MTPs under 1. Initial Processing > Matching > Matching Image Pairs > Custom were unselected.
  • Coordinates system
    • Fix bug where GCP and output coordinate system were not automatically updated when changing the image coordinate system from arbitrary to known coordinate system after the project has been created.
  • Camera models
    • Fix bug where no camera model from the user database could be selected.
  • Processing
    • Fix bug where the texture file was not generated when generating the 3D Textured Mesh in OBJ format. This happened when creating a new project and directly processing it.
    • Fix bug where the orthomosaic generated from a project with Sequoia's RGB images was fully transparent.
  • Index calculator
    • Fix bug where the degree symbol was not displayed correctly for thermal datasets.
  • Various UI bug fixes

 

Other changes

 

Known issues

  • Mac version
    • Software crashes or project is not loaded when either right clicking on the p4d file and selecting open with > Pix4Dmapper or when double clicking on the p4d file.
      Workaround: To open the project, start Pix4Dmapper and in the menu select Project > Open Project....
    • Cannot create nor process projects with images containing Airinov's calibration target. The software crashes.
      Workaround: no workaround exists for Mac.

 

Version 2.2.22

What is new

  • New Volumes view
    • The Volumes view allows you to easily measure volumes as well as to import and export them. For more information on how to use the Volumes view: 209268446.

 

  • Manually improve the 3D textured mesh
    • Use surfaces drawn in the rayCloud to improve the 3D textured mesh. This new tool helps to flatten surfaces or to fill holes on flat surfaces. For more information on how to improve the 3D textured mesh: 211083803.
Original 3D Textured Mesh Improved 3D textured Mesh: surfaces are flattened

 

Original 3D Textured Mesh Improved 3D textured Mesh: holes are filled

 

  • Automatic sky masking for Parrot Bebop images
    • New processing option that allows automatically masking the sky in Parrot Bebop images during step 1. When running step 2 Point Cloud Densification masked areas will not be used to reconstruct 3D Points. Therefore the sky will not be reconstructed at step 2. For more information: 205327965.
Densified point cloud without sky detection Densified point cloud with sky detection

 

  • Manually remove orthoplane background
    • Annotate images in the rayCloud in order to remove the background for orthoplane generation. For more information: 210226543.
Orthoplane with background Orthoplane with background removed

 

  • Optimized camera position uncertainties
    • The optimized camera position uncertainties are displayed in the quality report. The absolute position uncertainty is displayed in Figure 3 and the relative position uncertainty is displayed in Figure 5. For more information about the absolute and relative position uncertainty: 202558679.
Absolute camera position uncertainties Relative camera position uncertainties

 

  • 360° cameras processing
    • A new spherical model has been introduced, which allows processing of images and videos acquired with a 360° camera. Only equirectangular images and videos are supported. For more information on how to process images from a spherical camera: 210663886.

 

  • Automatic detection of the Airinov calibration targets
    • When an image with an Airinov calibration target is imported at project creation the target is automatically detected and the target region and albedo values are automatically extracted. For more information on how to use these targets with Sequoia: 206494883.
  • Pix4Dtagger
    • Pix4Dtagger is a distinct piece of software that automatically detects specific tags in images and marks them. This is useful to automatically mark GCPs/MTPs for a project. It generates a p4d file that can be opened in Pix4Dmapper. The executable is installed together with Pix4Dmapper. Note: Camera rigs are not supported (e.g. Sequoia, Airinov multiSPEC 4C, etc...)
      For more information on how to use Pix4Dtagger: 210729106.
  • French version
    • Pix4Dmapper is now available in French. For more information on how to set the language: 202557889.

 

Improvements

  • Processing options
    • 3D textured mesh: remove zipped OBJ option as it is no longer compatible with Sketchfab. By default the 3D textured mesh is generated in OBJ and FBX format.
  • Processing
    • Faster processing for multi-spectral rigs (e.g. Sequoia, etc...).
    • Easier and faster processing for images acquired by senseFly's albris.
    • Automatically remove foreground objects when generating the 3D Textured Mesh.
  • Outputs
    • The 3D Textured Mesh can be exported directly from the rayCloud layers by right clicking on a mesh layer. For more information: 202558079.
    • Save the DSM and orthomosaic generated with the SGM add-on.
  • Image annotation
    • Annotate images globally to remove objects that are visible in each image at the same location. E.g. Remove the feet of the drone. For more information: 210749586.
  • send to eMotion
    • The two options Send Map to eMotion and Send DSM to eMotion can now also be used when only step 1 is done or when only step 1 and step 3 are done. For more information: 207963566.
  • Quality report
    • Display all the processing options used for processing.
  • CLI
    • Pix4Dmapper outputs are now split between stdout (Info, UI, Processing) and stderr (Error, Warning) when using the command line. For more information: 202560329.

 

Other changes

  • Processing options
    • Discontinue the orthomosaic in Mapbox tiles format.
  • Quality Report
    • Figure 7. Georeference Verification will not be shown in the quality report anymore. The Ground Control Table can be used to assess the accuracy of the GCPs. The rayCloud gives a better indication about the GCP marks and reprojection.

 

Known issues

  • Software usage
    • Pix4Dmapper does not start on laptops with Windows 7 or 8 and with Nvidia Optimus Technology (Intel + Nvidia graphics cards). The system gets unstable (screen blinks, becomes black, blue screen, windows shows the login window, etc.). This happens when updating the Nvidia graphics drivers using the Nvidia GeForce Experience Tool, or when downloading and installing the latest drivers from the Nvidia web site.
      Workaround:
      a) Uninstall the latest Nvidia graphics drivers and reboot the computer. The Windows Update tool will then automatically install older drivers for which this issue was not happening.
      b) Update to Windows 10.
      For more information: 213090783.
  • Project management
    • Project cannot be opened when it has been created with version 2.2 and the processing option Use MTPs under 1. Initial Processing > Matching > Matching Image Pairs > Custom has been unselected.
      Workaround:
      1. Open the .p4d file in a text editor (e.g. Notepad++).
      2. Search for the line with <matchMtpMaxImagePair>0</matchMtpMaxImagePair> and replace 0 by 1.
      3. Save the .p4d file and close the text editor.
      4. Open the .p4d file in Pix4Dmapper.
      5. Go to the processing options.
      6. Under 1. Initial Processing > Matching > Matching Image Pairs > Custom unselect Use MTPs.
  • Coordinates system
    • GCP and output coordinate system are not automatically updated when changing the image coordinate system from arbitrary to known coordinate system after the project has been created.
      Workaround: select manually the image, GCP and output coordinate system.
  • Processing
    • Point cloud densification for full fisheye cameras is slower compared to version 2.1.
    • Software crashes when generating the 3D Textured Mesh for non RGB images and using the option Color Balancing for Texture.
    • Orthomosaic generated from a project with Sequoia's RGB images is fully transparent.
  • rayCloud
    • The rayCloud does not display properly when using a 4K screen.

 

Versions 2.1

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Version Release date Release type
2.1.61 July 5, 2016 Bug fix release
2.1.58 June 16, 2016 Bug fix release
2.1.57 June 9, 2016 Bug fix release
2.1.53 May 12, 2016 Bug fix release
2.1.52 May 3, 2016 Bug fix release
2.1.51 April 20, 2016 Bug fix release
2.1.49 April 8, 2016 Bug fix release
2.1.47 April 7, 2016 Bug fix release
2.1.43 March 23, 2016 New release

 

 

 

Version 2.1.61

Bug fixes

  • Project management
    • Fix bug where .p4d files in minimum format that contain the name of the pre-defined template were not loaded correctly. The feature scale option is not correctly set. For images between 2MP and 40MP the feature scale was set to 2 instead of 1, which slows down the processing. This affected the .p4d file generated by senseFly's eMotion and Pix4DCapture (iOS: version 1.2.0 and higher).
  • Processing
    • Fix bug where in a few cases the point cloud could not be exported when using a processing area.
  • Output files
    • Fix bug where the *_bingo file located in the folder 1_initial/params did not contain good ATPs (i.e. ATPs that are well distributed and that adequately cover the image).

Known issues

  • Index calculator
    • When scrolling the mouse wheel while inserting a region, the reflectance map disappears.

 

Version 2.1.58

Bug fixes

  • Index calculator
    • Fix bug that affects sensefly's S110 camera. The reflectance map was generated with wrong values. This bug was introduced in version 2.1.57.

 

Known issues

  • Project management
    • .p4d files in minimum format that contain the name of the pre-defined template to load are not loaded correctly. The feature scale option is not correctly set. For images between 2MP and 40MP the feature scale is set to 2 instead of 1, which slows down the processing. This affects the .p4d file generated by senseFly's eMotion and Pix4DCapture (iOS: version 1.2.0 and higher).
      Workaround: re-select the template. Open the Processing Options window from Process > Processing Options.... Select Load Template and select the same template again.

 

Version 2.1.57

Bug fixes

  • Project creation
    • Fix bug where Tetracam projects were created with incorrect band information. The .mca file, used to get the correct band information, was never requested at project creation.
  • Project opening
    • Fix bug where .p4d project files generated by eMotion and acquired with senseFly's S110 camera were not correctly opened. Because of this the NDVI index could not be selected for such projects.
  • Processing
    • Fix bug in the point cloud densification that appeared when using the rolling shutter model. This resulted in noisy point clouds which caused noisy DSMs.
    • Fix bug in DSM generation where the automatic tie points were always used to generate the DSM. Now, the DSM is generated from the densified point cloud if it exists. If if the densified point cloud does not exist the automatic tie points will be used.
    • Fix bug where processing failed when exporting the point cloud to LAS/LAZ for large datasets.
    • Fix bug where for large datasets the point cloud densification failed in some cases.
    • Fix bug where the reflectance map could not be generated if the densified point cloud (i.e. step 2) was not done.
    • Fix bug that happened for projects with under/over exposed images acquired with Sequoia cameras with firmware version 1.0.0. In this case, the reflectance maps for the bands were constant with value 0.
  • Mosaic Editor
    • Fix bug where in some cases the Mosaic Editor was crashing while saving the changes.
  • Index Calculator
    • Fix bug where in some cases the reflectance map was not centered in the Index Calculator view. This resulted in a white background and the user had to center reflectance map manually.

Known issues

  • Outputs
    • Mapbox tiles are of lower quality/resolution compared to the Google Maps tiles and KML.
      Workaround: Orthomosaic GeoTIFF files can be uploaded to Mapbox.
  • Project compatibility
    • Cannot open a project processed with a 2.1 version into an earlier 2.1 version. For example, a project processed with 2.1.57 cannot be opened in 2.1.53.

 

Version 2.1.53

Improvements

  • Project creation for Sequoia projects
    • Currently the software cannot process the RGB images and the single band images in the same project. When creating a project with both type of images, the RGB images will automatically be discarded. The RGB images should be processed in a separate project. On the other hand, all single band images coming from different sensors can (and should) be processing in the same project.

Bug fixes

  • Project management
    • Fix bug where in some cases p4d project files created with eMotion 2.4.10 could not be opened.
  • Processing
    • A processing area is used.
    • The project is large enough to generate multiple tiles for the DSM and orthomosaic.
    • The processing area covers only part of the point cloud.
    • Fix bug where the .par file generated at step 1 did not contain the external orientation of the images.
    • Fix bug where step 3 failed when all the following conditions are met:
  • Index calculator
    • Fix bug where in some cases the reflectance map had negative values, which caused wrong indices.

 

Known issues

 

Version 2.1.52

Bug fixes

  • Processing
    • From the menu Process > Generate Quality Report.
    • From the menu Process > Save Undistorted Images.
    • From the menu Process > Generate Google Maps, KML and Mapbox Tiles.
    • From the rayCloud, when selecting an orthoplane and clicking Generate.
    • Fix bug where points that were manually deleted were still used to generate the DSM at step 3.
    • Fix bug where the project was not always automatically saved when starting the following processing actions.
    • Fix bug that affects Airinov's MultiSpec4C cameras with firmware version 2.34. The firmware was writing wrong albedo values. When this is the case the software was generating wrong reflectance/index maps. With the bug fix, albedo values that are detected as being wrong will be discarded and not used.
    • Fix bug that affects the S110 cameras from senseFly. Gamma correction was not read and therefore not used correctly for the reflectance map.
  • rayCloud
    • Fix bug where Copy to Clipboard did not work for Polylines and Surfaces.

 

Mac version

  • Bug fixes:
    • Fix various bugs that made the software crash.

 

Version 2.1.51

Bug fixes

  • Project management
    • Fix bug where could not open .p4d files created with version 2.1.43 and that contain information for Site Calibration.
      To open a project created in version 2.1.43 in version 2.1.51 or later:
      1. Open the .p4d file in a text editor (e.g. Notepad++).
      2. Under <siteCalibration>, replace imageVerticalCoordSystem by verticalDef.
      3. Save the changes and close the text editor
      4. Open the .p4d file in Pix4Dmapper.
    • Fix bug where projects with an orthomosaic resolution larger than 1xGSD could not be opened.
  • Processing
    • Fix bug where colored indices were accidentally generated at step 3. Colored index can only be generated from the Index Calculator.
  • rayCloud
    • Fix bug where software crashed when pressing Update Measures for volumes.
    • Fix bug where exporting all polylines, surfaces or volumes was exporting one file per object instead of exporting one file containing all the objects.
    • Fix bug where in some cases some layers were not displayed (cameras, GCPs, external point clouds, etc.). This affects mostly projects with a large number of cameras or GCPs.
    • Fix bug where an external point cloud imported in the rayCloud by drag and drop was not correctly placed.
  • User interface
    • Various bug fixes.
  • Command line
    • Fix bug where templates created by the user in version 2.0 could not be used in version 2.1 in the command line.
    • Fix bug where the software crashed when processing finishes when starting the software from command line and using --close-gui.

 

Improvements

  • Languages
    • New: software available in Japanese.

 

Known issues

  • rayCloud
    • 3D Textured Mesh is displayed black in the rayCloud on Dell XPS 13 machines.
    • Copy to Clipboard does not work for Polylines and Surfaces. The information pasted is not correct. However it works for Volumes.

 

Mac version

Beta Mac version available for 2.1

  • Bug fixes:
    • Fix bug where the Map View was tiled.
    • Fix bug where the Annotation tool did not work properly.
  • Known issue: The software cannot automatically prevent the computer to go in sleep mode while processing. For more information on how to manually disable the sleep mode while processing: 208355936.

 

Version 2.1.49

Bug fixes

  • Project management
    • Fix bug where some .p4d projects in minimum p4d format could not be opened anymore.

 

Version 2.1.47

Improvements

  • New camera models added to the database
    • FLIR_7.5_640x512
    • FLIR_9.0_640x512
    • FLIR_13.0_640x512
    • FLIR_19.0_640x512
    • VuePro6409mm_9.0_640x512
    • VuePro64013mm_13.0_640x512
    • VuePro64019mm_19.0_640x512
    • FLIR_TAU2_13.0mm_640x512
    • FC550_DJIMFT15mmF1.7ASPH_15.0_4608x3456
    • DJI Zenmuse XT (FLIR)
    • FLIR VuePro
    • FLIR Tau2
    • DJI Zenmuse X5 with DJI MFT 15mm f/1.7 ASPH lens

Bug fixes

  • Project opening
    • Fix bug where projects created with some of the 2.0.x versions could not be opened in version 2.1.
  • Image properties editor
    • Fix bug where images could not be enabled/disabled after sorting the images.
  • Quality report
    • Fix bug where in some cases the image positions were not properly displayed.
  • Outputs
    • Fix bug where the orthomosaic was not georeferenced in AutoCAD. This is due to a bug in the .tfw file.
  • User interface
    • Various bug fixes.

 

Version 2.1.43

What is new

  • Enhanced volume calculation
    Set the base plane for volume calculation. For more information: 202558219.
    Volume is computed using the DSM (if it has been generated) instead of the densified point cloud. This leads to more precise volume measurements as noise has been filtered out in the DSM.

Fit plane Base Surface aligned with Average Altitude Base Surface aligned with Lowest Point

 

  • Enhanced 3D textured mesh generation
    New processing options for the 3D textured mesh allow the generation of larger meshes and larger textures. This mainly improves mesh quality for large areas or detailed terrains, such as cities.
    Select mesh resolution according to your application needs (web upload, 3D animation, ...). For more information: 208194103.



  • New processing method improves processing of rolling shutter cameras
    New processing method and model for rolling shutter cameras. This increases the accuracy of the reconstruction, especially when flying at higher speed. Using the rolling shutter model implies that:
    • The camera is a rolling shutter camera.
    • The flight plan is a linear flight plan such as a grid flight plan.
    • The images have been acquired using Pix4Dcapture or a drone with a gimbal.

For more information about how Pix4D models the rolling shutter: scientific white paper.

  • Enhanced monitoring of processing status
    The Local Processing Window enables monitoring of both the current processing status as well as the overall processing status. For more information: 202557869.




    The new
    Output Status window enables a visual overview of the steps that have been processed, will be processed or are currently being processed. It also displays which outputs are or will be generated and gives a direct access to the generated files. For more information: 208114683.


 

  • Visualize the project log file in the user interface
    The new Log Output window displays information about:
    • Processing status
    • Error messages
    • Warning messages
    • UI interactions from the user
    For more information: 207772556.

  • Select which image groups to use for the densification and mesh generation
    Select which image groups to use to densify the point cloud, to generate the mesh geometry and the mesh texture. This is useful for datasets acquired with different cameras or to process large datasets. Example: RGB+thermal dataset. Generate the densified point cloud and mesh geometry using the RGB image group and the mesh texture using the thermal image group. For more information: 204644369.
  • Enhanced generation of the reflectance map
    Select the downsampling method to compute the reflectance map in order to obtain optimal results for your application. For more information: 203891879.
  • New login window
    New login window design. Allows Pro Trial start and selection of license (Discovery, Pro, ...). For more information on how to log into Pix4Dmapper: 207948656.
  • Project management
    Open and close projects using the Project menu. For more information: 202557559.
  • Email notification when processing finishes
    The Resources and Notifications tab of the Processing Options window allows the activation of email notification of completed processing. For more information: 202557909.

Improvements

  • Project loading
    • Faster project loading: up to 50% faster.
    • Improved loading progress status.
  • New project creation
    • Decide to start processing automatically when project is created. For more information: 204619819.
  • p4d project file
    • New format and structure.
  • Processing options
    • Two different tabs for point cloud densification (202557799) and 3D textured mesh generation (208194103) options.
    • Better indication of dependency between outputs.
    • Use color balancing to enhance the texture of datasets with large changes in brightness between images. For more information: 208194103.
    • User interface
    • 3D textured mesh
  • Outputs
    • Export densified point cloud as single file using the Merge Tiles option. For more information: 202557799.
    • Export 3D Textured Mesh with tiled texture. For more information: 208194103.
  • Templates
    • Ag Multispectral: generate indices using multispectral cameras.
    • Ag Modified Camera: generate indices using modified cameras.
    • Ag RGB: generate orthomosaics using RGB cameras.
    • New default templates for agricultural applications replacing the former template Agriculture. For more information: 205319155.
    • New default template Thermal Camera to generate thermal reflectance maps using Tau 2 based cameras (FLIR Vue Pro, thermoMAP). For more information: 205319155.
  • Quality report
    • Display multiple blocks in the 2D Keypoint Matches figure. A different color is used for each block. For more information: 202558679.
    • Quality report information is partially exported in XML format.
    • New option to disable automatic display of the quality report when a processing step is finished. For more information: 202558129.
  • Processing area
    • A unique Processing Area replaces the former Densification Area and Orthomosaic Area. It still defines which area to densify (if it is selected in the processing options) and which area to use for the DSM and Orthomosaic generation.
  • rayCloud
    • Processing area
    • GCPs
    • Animation trajectory
    • Objects (Polyline, Surface, ...)
    • New Cancel button in the right sidebar to cancel editing for:
    • GCPs: New look in 3D View and new layout of the GCP information in the right sidebar. For more information: 202558179.
    • 3D View: Improved display for close range projects.

Known issues

  • multiSPEC 4C project: for some projects processing is not optimal.

 

 

Versions 2.0

Getting Started and Manual (online) (pdf)

Download

Version Release date Release type
2.0.104 January 4, 2016 Bug fix release
2.0.100 December 15, 2015 Bug fix release
2.0.89 November 18, 2015 Bug fix release
2.0.83 October 7, 2015 Bug fix release
2.0.81 September 15, 2015 Bug fix release
2.0.80 September 10, 2015 Bug fix release
2.0.77 August 20, 2015 Bug fix release
2.0.71 August 10, 2015 New release

 

 

Version 2.0.104

Bug fixes

  • Radiometric calibration
    • Fix bug where vignetting was not taken into account at radiometric calibration.
  • Mosaic Editor
    • Fix bug where panning and zooming in the mosaic view was extremely slow for some projects.
    • Fix bug where in some cases the image choice for a region that is displayed on the right sidebar showed blank images. This happens for projects were images that are not visible for this region were displayed.

Known bugs

  • DSM filtering at step 3 may be 4 times slower on computers with Quadro Graphics cards that use the official driver.
    Workaround: use the GeForce Drivers.
  • Scale and orientation constraints
    For projects with image geolocation, when using scale/orientation constraints that are too different from the scale/orientation given by the image geolocation, they are not taken into account.
    Workaround: If the scale and orientation given by the image geolocation is too inaccurate, and scale/orientation constraints are needed to correct it, then remove the image geolocation in order to use only the scale/orientation constraints.
  • Mosaic Editor
    In some cases the image choice for a region that is displayed on the right sidebar shows blank images. This is due to refresh issues.
    Workaround: switching from ortho to planar, scrolling the image choice might reload and display the images.

 

Version 2.0.100

Improvements

  • Index Calculator
    • Take dark current into account for the reflectance map generated from MicaSense cameras.

Bug fixes

  • Software
    • Fix bug where it was impossible to login into the software after a license expired and when using a proxy.
  • Processing
    • Fix bug where in some cases the software and/or the Operating System was not responding while generating the DSM at step 3.
  • Outputs
    • Fix bug for the PAR files exported in the params folder at step 1, where the exported coordinates where not given in output coordinate system.
    • Fix software crash when exporting the image geolocation from the Image Properties. This happens when the image geolocation is given in a metric coordinate system (X,Y,Z).
  • Mosaic Editor
    • Fix bug where the name of the displayed mosaic is not corresponding to the displayed mosaic. This affects projects with multiple image groups.
  • Command line
    • Fix bug where the camera model database was not updated with the latest database when running the software in command line.

Known bugs

  • DSM filtering at step 3 may be 4 times slower on computers with Quadro Graphics cards that use the official driver.
    Workaround: use the GeForce Drivers.
  • Radiometric Calibration
    Vignetting not taken into account at radiometric calibration.
  • Scale and orientation constraints
    For projects with image geolocation, when using scale/orientation constraints that are too different from the scale/orientation given by the image geolocation, they are not taken into account.
    Workaround: If the scale and orientation given by the image geolocation is too inaccurate, and scale/orientation constraints are needed to correct it, then remove the image geolocation in order to use only the scale/orientation constraints.
  • Mosaic Editor
    In some cases, zooming and panning is slow in the mosaic editor.

 

Version 2.0.89

Improvements

  • User interface
    • Multiple small improvements in the User Interface.
  • Coordinate systems
    • Display an icon in the coordinate system search box, indicating if the coordinate system is a projected or a geographic coordinate system.
  • Processing
    • Improved rig processing when using the Standard Calibration Method. It affects mostly oblique rigs.

Bug fixes

  • Coordinate systems
    • Fix bug that affects the South African coordinate systems, where when selecting different axes, it was not saved in the project.
  • Processing Options
    • Fix bug in the User Interface for the Maximum Number of Triangles for the 3D Textured Mesh Generation. When editing the value in the box and hitting backspace the user gets a weired number as result.
    • Fix bug where the Radiometric Calibration was lost when another template was loaded.
  • Processing
    • Fix bug where the geolocation was not correctly computed for projects in arbitrary coordinate system with one scale constraint, one orientation constraint and one 3D point.
  • Quality Report
    • Fix bug, where a wrong error for GCPs/Check Points was computed if the points were marked in less than 2 calibrated images. As the error cannot be computed "NA" will be displayed instead of the error.
    • Fix bug where not all polynomials were displayed for fisheye camera models.
  • rayCloud
    • Fix bug where the user was not always requested to load the densified point cloud when updating measurements.
    • Fix bug where marks made to GCPs using the rayCloud where not correctly saved. It happened when the user marks GCPs, then clicks on the rayCloud, gets a pop-up message asking to save the changes and click Ok.
  • Index Calculator
    • Fix bug where the software crashed when exporting the Colored Index Map and the output coordinate system cannot be converted to WGS 84 to generate the Colored Index Map in KML format. This is the case when the coordinate system is arbitrary.
  • Command line
    • Fix bug where the vertical coordinate system was not correctly initialized when creating a project through command line. The default vertical coordinate system was not the same as when creating the project through the User Interface.
    • Fix bug where the internal camera database was not updated when running in command line.

Known bugs

  • Scale and orientation constraints
    • For projects with image geolocation, when using scale/orientation constraints that are too different from the scale/orientation given by the image geolocation, they are not taken into account.
      Workaround: If the scale and orientation given by the image geolocation is too inaccurate, and scale/orientation constraints are needed to correct it, then remove the image geolocation in order to use only the scale/orientation constraints.

 

Version 2.0.83

Improvements

  • New project creation
    • Create new projects from videos in .mov, .wmv and .avi format.
  • Coordinate systems
    • , : For geographic coordinate systems
    • , : For projected coordinates systems
    • No icon: For arbitrary coordinate systems
    • Display icons to visualize the type of coordinate system. There are 3 possibilities:
  • Processing options templates
    • New template for agriculture projects using Tetracam cameras. It can be downloaded here: 205703015.
  • Processing
    • Improved processing of datasets acquired with the thermoMAP camera.
    • Improved radiometry for datasets acquired with the multiSPEC 4C camera.

 

Bug fixes

  • GCPs
    • Fix bug where the image GCP marks were removed when opening a project after having changed its location on the computer.
  • Quality report
    • Fix bug where MTPs were displayed as GCPs in the Image/GCPs/Manual Tie Points Positions figure.
    • Fix bug where the Quality Report part for step 3 is not generated when processing using the command line.
  • Outputs
    • Fix bug where the Grid DSM was over smoothed. This caused issues when importing the Grid DSM into third party software to generate contour lines or do volume measurements.
  • rayCloud
    • Fix bug where the software crashed when aligning an orthoplane without any surface being defined.
  • Mosaic Editor
    • Fix bug where the software crashed when using the Mosaic Editor for projects with multiple image groups.

 

Known bugs

  • Scale and orientation constraints
    • For projects with image geolocation, when using scale/orientation constraints that are too different from the scale/orientation given by the image geolocation, they are not taken into account.
      Workaround: If the scale and orientation given by the image geolocation is too inaccurate, and scale/orientation constraints are needed to correct it, then remove the image geolocation in order to use only the scale/orientation constraints.

 

Version 2.0.81

Bug fixes

  • Fix software crashes when used on a computer with an AMD.

Known bugs

  • Scale and orientation constraints
    • For projects with image geolocation, when using scale/orientation constraints that are too different from the scale/orientation given by the image geolocation, they are not taken into account.
      Workaround: If the scale and orientation given by the image geolocation is too inaccurate, and scale/orientation constraints are needed to correct it, then remove the image geolocation in order to use only the scale/orientation constraints.

 

Version 2.0.80

Improvements

  • Coordinate systems
    • Display for each selected datum the geographical coordinate system. This coordinate system appears at first position in the list.
    • Do not allow to select a geographic coordinate system for the output coordinate system.
    • Allow to select only coordinate system that correspond to the selected unit. This is valid for the search box or if setting the coordinate system from list, EPSG or .prj file.
  • Processing options
    • Add a new option for the calibration part of step 1 called All Prior. This option can be found in the advanced options of step 1 in calibration tab under Calibration > Camera Optimization > Internal Parameters Optimization > All Prior. This option is useful for the rare projects where there could be two different optimal focal length values. The optimal internal parameter values will be close to the initial values.
    • Improved loading time to select the image for the radiometric calibration.

 

Bug fixes

  • User interface
    • Fix several user interface display issues.
  • Project loading
    • Fix bug where projects processed with version 1.4 could not be opened in version 2.0. This happens mostly for projects with very large images > 40MP or very small images < 1MP or when the image scale for keypoint extraction is different than 1.
  • Coordinate systems
    • Fix bug where exporting the site calibration parameters was not exporting the values visible in the user interface.
    • Fix bug where the altitudes of the image geolocation were set to 0 when setting the output coordinate system using a .prj that does not contain the EPSG number of the coordinate system.
  • Camera model database
    • Fix bug where when saving a camera model already in the database under another name and assigning the new camera model by default to the corresponding EXIF ID, then the new camera model was not assigned by default when creating projects with the same camera.
  • Image properties
    • Fix bug where importing a geolocation file with a header line that does not start with a # was not possible anymore.
  • GCPs/Manual Tie Points Manager
    • Fix bug where the user could not import GCPs from file anymore if the values were separated by a space.
  • Processing
    • Fix software crashes that happened when exiting the software while processing.
    • Fix bug where the initial internal camera parameters were used instead of the optimized values when Reoptimizing. For some projects it might increase the processing time, or cause that the calibration is not correctly optimized.
  • Project merging
    • Fix bug that appears when merging projects with GCPs. The GCP position and point cloud densification area was very far from the point cloud.
  • Quality Report
    • Fix bug where more than 2 green colors where used in the overlap figure. Now the overlap figure contains only 5 colors as indicated on the legend.
  • rayCloud
    • Fix bug where the editor views were not updated when the camera parameters are changed. Now the rayCloud views (3D View, right sidebar image views) are updated when the internal camera parameters are changed. This implies that the projection of the 3D points in the images is different. Reoptimize to apply the changes to the project.
  • Mosaic Editor
    • Fix bug where corrupted tiles were saved when the user interface was loading at the same time than saving the changes.
    • Fix bug where the regions were not correctly updated when changing the view to DSM.
  • Index Calculator
    • Fix bug where reflectance map values were not correct for projects taken with the MicaSense camera.
    • Fix incorrect clipping values in the reflectance map for some projects.
    • Fix bug where exporting index values fails. This happens when it is not possible to convert the output coordinate system to WGS 84. Now, if such a conversion is not possible, the file is generated in output coordinate system.
    • Fix bug where the colored index map was not correctly colored in the Index Calculator. This implied that the colors of the exported JPG Index Map were not the same than in the Index Calculator.

Known bugs

  • Scale and orientation constraints
    • For projects with image geolocation, when using scale/orientation constraints that are too different from the scale/orientation given by the image geolocation, they are not taken into account.
      Workaround: If the scale and orientation given by the image geolocation is too inaccurate, and scale/orientation constraints are needed to correct it, then remove the image geolocation in order to use only the scale/orientation constraints.

 

Version 2.0.77

Improvements

  • rayCloud
    • Allow the user to insert an Angular Accuracy value for the Orientation Constraints between 0.01 and 20 degrees instead of a value between 1 and 2. When using image geolocation, setting a very high accuracy is required in order to take into account the Orientation Constraint.
    • Allow the user to insert for a Scale Constraint an Initial Length and its accuracy with millimeter precision.

Bug fixes

  • Project management
    • Fix bug where the Keypoint Image Scale was not correctly set when opening the first time a .p4d project file generated by Pix4Dmapper Capture App or in minimum p4d format. The Keypoint Image Scale should be set to Full, Image Scale: 1.
  • GCP/Manual Tie Point Manager
    • Fix bug where GCPs could not be correctly imported from a file using a separator different than a space and where the GCP name contains spaces.
  • Processing Options
    • Fix bug where the value for option Index Values as Point Shapefile > Grid Size in 3. DSM, Orthomosaic and Index > Index Calculator was not save correctly saved.
  • Template Manager
    • Fix bug where nothing happened when clicking the Folder... button. This happened when no user defined template exists.
  • Processing
    • Fix bug where the initial internal camera parameters were used instead of the optimized values when Reoptimizing. For some projects it might increase the processing time, or cause that the calibration is not correctly optimized.
  • rayCloud
    • Fix bug where Orientation and Scale Constraints are not always taken into account correctly.
    • Fix bug where the initial image orientation was not displayed in some cases.
  • Mosaic Editor
    • Fix bug where the Mosaic Editor did not wait for the User Interface to refresh when Save is pressed. This happens for large datasets and/or when multiple regions are edited. When pressing Save, the saving was done even if the User Interface was still loading, which caused corrupted files. Now, when the button Saved is pressed, the Mosaic Editor waits that the User Interface finished to load before saving.
    • Fix bug where drawing a new region after deleting another freezes the mosaic editor.
    • Fix bug where nothing was displayed on areas overlapped by multiple regions.
  • Command line
    • Fix bug where some of the geolocation file types were wrong in the command line help. When using the wrong geolocation file type, new projects cannot be created.

Known bugs

  • When importing a .prj file to set the coordinate systems and if that .prj file does not contain the EPSG number of the coordinate system, the altitude conversion could lead to a zero altitude.
    Workaround: set a large number for the EPSG number in the .prj file.

 

Version 2.0.71

What is new

  • Improved DSM and Orthomosaic
    New DSM generation method (Inverse Distance Weighting) which improves the orthomosaic quality. The effect is mostly visible on building edges which appear sharper.

    DSM and orthomosaic generated with version 1.4 (left) and 2.0 (right)

 

  • Redesigned Mosaic Editor
    The redesigned Mosaic Editor allows the editing of mosaics generated at step 3. Edit regions of the mosaic and visualize the changes directly in the Mosaic Editor before saving them. For more information on how to use the Mosaic Editor: 202558709.

 

  • Generate an orthomosaic from any plane
    Define an orthoplane in the rayCloud and use it to generate an orthomosaic. This allows the generation of orthomosaics for building facades, bridge piles, etc.. Define surfaces on facades and use them to generate the DSM. This allows more accurate flattening of the point cloud and generation of orthomosaics for flat surfaces.
    For more information on how to generate a orthomosaic from any plane: 202559889.

 

  • Scale and orient the 3D model
    Define the scale and orientation of the 3D reconstruction by creating scale and orientation constraints in the rayCloud. This is useful for projects with unprecise or no image geolocation and when no GCPs are used.
    For more information on how to scale a project: 205360375.
    For more information on how to orient a project: 205360385.

 

  • Processing Options Templates
    Processing options templates can be used to initialize processing options according to the type of images to be processed and which outputs are desired. Use predefined templates or create new templates.
    For more information on existing templates: 205319155.

 

  • Processing options window new layout
    A new layout for the processing options makes it easier to find the different options for step 1, 2 and 3. Advanced options are displayable only on demand for advanced users.

 

  • Create 3D models and maps from video files
    Create a new project using a video file and generate 3D models out of it. For more information: 205294735.
  • More robust initial processing
    Increase the targeted number of extracted keypoints to reconstruct datasets with low image content or low overlap (e.g. fields). Decrease the targeted number of extracted keypoints to speed up processing for projects with very high overlap or for very large images with a lot of image content.
    For more information: 205327965.
  • Initial processing calibration method based on accurate image geolocation and orientation
    This new processing method allows the processing of datasets with very accurate image position and orientation. It uses the image geolocation and orientation to optimize the internal camera parameters. Processing is therefore faster.
    For more information: 205327965.
  • Download projects from the Pix4D Cloud account
    Download projects from your Pix4D Cloud account to process them on your computer.
    For more information on how to download a project: 205751415.
  • Redesigned command line
    In order to change the processing options in the command line a processing options template file has to be used. No other command line option allows the changing of processing options.
    For more information: 202560329.

Improvements

  • Concepts and names
    • The Aerial, Alternative, Oblique Processing Type has been replaced by the processing options templates used to initialize the processing options.
    • The Full and Rapid processing modes have been removed. They have been replaced by the processing options templates, where for each template a Rapid/Low Res template exists, which provides fast low resolution results.
  • User interface
    Various improvements in the user interface such as:
    • New icons for part of the software.
    • Text section in the toolbar.
    • Integrated tutorials.
  • Installer and updates
    • Display the new version number in the automatic update window.
    • Display the version number in the installer wizard on the first page.
  • New project creation
    • Improved new project creation workflow. The user can more easily select the accuracy of the image geolocation and can already set the output coordinate system (205294205). He can choose a processing options template to initialize the processing options according to the type of dataset to process and the desired type of output (204619819).
  • GCP/Manual Tie Point Manager
    • Import/export GCP/MTP image marks from 2 new formats: Pix4D marks file (.csv) and XML Structure (.xml).
      For more information: 202558369.
  • Coordinate systems
    • Allow conversion between MSL and WGS84 ellipsoid
    • Do not convert altitude
    • Additional support for vertical coordinate systems (202558239):
    • Improved user interface that displays either general or advanced options to select the coordinate system.
    • Automatically detect coordinate system when possible.
  • Quality Report
    • Display time spent for processing for step 1 (without report generation), step 2, and step 3.
    • Display all processing options used.
  • Outputs
    • Export the image position of all the automatic tie points to a .txt file.
    • Save undistorted images for fisheye cameras.
    • Export the 3D Texture Mesh as FBX or AutoCAD DXF.
  • rayCloud
    • More navigation modes available to navigate in the 3D model. Choose between standard, trackball and first person navigation. For more information: 205360675.
    • Display initial image and GCP position in output coordinate system in the right sidebar.
    • Display Check Points in orange to distinguish from GCPs.
  • Index Calculator
    • Import/export region boundaries from shapefile. For more information: 203937289.
    • Define a prescription for all Regions of a given Class at once. For more information: 203937289.
    • More color maps available for the index classes.
    • Export Colored Index Map as KML and PNG.
  • Command line
    • The Quality Report is now generated as a .pdf when processing using the command line.
    • Login/logout from the software using the command line.

 

Versions 1.4

Getting Started and Manual (online) (pdf)

Version Release date Release type
1.4.46 June 5, 2015 Bug fix release
1.4.45 June 2, 2015 Bug fix release
1.4.42 May 12, 2015 Bug fix release
1.4.37 April 22, 2015 Bug fix release
1.4.28 April 8, 2015 New release

 

Version 1.4.46

Bug fixes

  • Project Merging
    • Merging processed projects did not work anymore for projects merged with version 1.4.37, 1.4.42 or 1.4.45. This bug introduced shifts/misalignments in the merged project.

 

Version 1.4.45

Improvements

  • New camera model
    • FC300S_3.6_4000x3000
    • FC300S_3.6_4000x2250
    • FC300X_0.0_4000x3000
    • FC300X_0.0_4000x2250
    • CanonPowerShotELPH110HS_4.3_4608x3456 with R-G-NIR band configuration
    • UltraCamD_0.0_11500x7500 with R-G-B and R-G-B-NIR band configuration.
    • Camera model for Phantom 3 Advanced
    • Camera model for Phantom 3 Professional
    • ILCE-5100_0.0_6000x4000
  • Orthomosaic Area
    • Improved orthomosaic area editing when using images in known coordinate system and the output coordinate system is an arbitrary coordinate system.
  • Processing
    • Improved optimization at Bundle Block Adjustment during step 1. The effect of this improvement is mainly visible for projects with image geolocation acquired with very precise GPS (e.g. RTK).

Bug fixes

  • Processing
    • Fix bug where loading some TIFF images (e.g. Band-interleaved tiff) was very slow. This made processing much slower.
  • Site Calibration
    • Fix bug where the computed site calibration transformation was automatically applied to the project instead of letting the user choose to apply it or not.
    • Fix bug where the site calibration transformation was not correctly applied during Step 1. Initial Processing.
  • Outputs
    • Fix bug where some output file names where using "," instead of "." depending on the locale. All output file names now are using a "." for any locale.

 

Version 1.4.42

Improvements

  • New camera model
    • UltraCamEaglef80_0.0_20010x13080 (RGB)
  • New coordinate systems
    • Add NAD 1983 HARN StatePlane coordinate systems.
    • Add GDM2000 coordinate systems.
    • Add KKJ / Finland zone 5
  • Input
    • Improved detection of wrong file format when importing a GCP geolocation file.
    • Improved compatibility when importing XYZ point clouds generated by other software.
  • UI
    • Display the Geoid Above Ellipsoid value with the same precision in the different parts of the User Interface.
    • Display the image position in the Map View and rayCloud for projects with images in a known coordinate system and an arbitrary output coordinate system when the transformation between those coordinate systems is known.
  • Coordinate Systems: Site Calibration
    • Loading from the processing results.
    • Importing from a file.
    • Entering the values manually.
    • Add 3 options to import the site calibration transformation:
    • Export transformation computed during processing to the folder 1_initial/params in the file with name *_image_to_output_transform.txt.
    • Display the transformation in the Quality Report.

Bug fixes

  • Processing Options
    • Fix bug for the Index Calculator Processing Options, where the output settings were not saved when saving as default.
  • Processing
    • Fix bug where processing stopped at step 2. in some cases when using a densification area.
    • Fix bug where a point cloud with duplicated points was generated when using SGM.
  • Index Calculator
    • Fix crash when generating the Colored Index Map that is larger than 5000x5000 pixels.

 

Version 1.4.37

Improvements

  • Camera model database
    • Updates for the internal camera model database will be done automatically when available without asking the user.
  • New coordinate systems
    • KKJ / Finland zone 0 (EPSG 3386)
    • GDM200 / East Malaysia BRS0 (EPSG 3376)
  • Languages
    • New 1.4 features now available in Spanish, Traditional and Simplified Chinese.
  • Image Properties
    • Improvements in the UI to set the camera model bands weights.
  • Processing Options
    • New option for the SGM option when processing large frame images (> 40MP). This option allows to define the overlap between the images. If the correct overlap is given the results will be better. This option is displayed only for projects using large frame images (> 40MP).
  • Processing
    • Improved alternative processing mode to make processing faster.
    • Do not remove results when using starting the options Process > Reoptimize or Process > Rematch and Optimize. This allows the user to Cancel the processing without loosing results.
    • Improved georeferencing for projects with a very low number of images (less than 10).
  • Quality Report
    • Update Relative Geolocation Variance table in the quality report to make it more readable.
    • Don't display geolocation statistics if all calibrated images are not gelocated.
  • Outputs
    • In all parameters files generated at step 1. Initial Processing, output numbers with a fixed number of digits.
  • Index Calculator
    • Improved navigation in the view.
    • Selected region is displayed on top of overlapping regions. This allows an easier editing of the regions in the view.

Bug fixes

  • Image Properties
    • Fix bug for fisheye cameras, where optimized camera parameters were not loaded correctly when pressing the button Load Optimized Parameters in the Edit Camera Model window. The parameters loaded were wrong.
    • Fix bug where Tetracam mini MCA flight log was not imported.
  • Processing
    • Fix various crashes in step 1. Initial Processing.
  • SGM processing options
    • Fix bug where projects with oblique and nadir images were not processing.
    • Fix bug where point cloud tiles were missing.
  • Outputs
    • Fix bug in the orthomosaic GeoTIFF file that caused Global Mapper to display a warning telling that the 4th band is not specified.
  • Map View
    • Fix crashes in the Map View.
  • Index Calculator
    • Index shapefile is now saved in latitude/longitude coordinates (instead of output coordinates) in order to be able to import it into external softwares.
    • Index shapefile is now saved in 2D in order to be able to import it into external softwares. Before it was saved in 2.5D.

 

Version 1.4.28

What is new

  • Index calculator has been redesigned
    The Index Calculator has been fully redesigned to better fit the agriculture mapping needs. It allows to:
      • Perform radiometric adjustments: Make the indices more reliable and accurate by correcting for illumination effects using a radiometric target.
        For more information: 203891879.
      • Generate a reflectance map: A reflectance map with the desired resolution can be generated either automatically at Step 3. or from the Index Calculator right sidebar.
        For more information on the processing options to generate automatically the reflectance map at Step 3.: 203891879.


                 

      • Automatically generate indices: Index maps based on pre-defined formulas such as the NDVI, can be generated in a single click without manual user intervention.
        For more information on the processing options to generate automatically the index map at Step 3.: 203891879.
      • Draw field bounds and compute indices per crop variety:
        For more information: 203937289.
      • Define and edit index formulas: Create and save your own formulas choosing among each available input band and generate custom index maps.
        For more information: 202558299.
      • Segment the index maps: Create the basis of your annotation map by automatically segmenting the data into multiple classes using statistical algorithms (equal area, equal spacing) based on the histogram of the index map.
        For more information on how to segment the index: 202560519.
      • Annotate the index maps for agriculture applications: Match ground observations with survey data by assigning values and annotating zones based on your decisions. This can be achieved by giving a Rate and a Description to each class.
        For more information: 204631495.
      • Export application map as shapefile (SHP): Put your data into action and import the application map directly into the tractor console or most Farm Management Software.

 

Improvements

  • Concepts
    • Rename Guided Tour to Demo Project.
  • Inputs
    • Improved parsing of 3D Robotics flight logs
  • Outputs
    • Export image geoloaction to a file from the Image Properties Editor. For more information: 204606405.
    • Export GCP geolocation to a file from the GCP/Manual Tie Points Manager. For more information: 204606405.
  • Upload Project Files
    • Add a new tab for Sketchfab in the File Upload dialog that explains how to upload a mesh to Sketchfab.

 

Known bugs

  • Animation video export
    Issue
    : Background does not always cover the full field of view.

 

 

Versions 1.3

 

Version Release date Release type
1.3.74 March 11, 2015 Bug fix release
1.3.69 March 2, 2015 Bug fix release
1.3.67 February 17, 2015 Bug fix release
1.3.65 February 10, 2015 Bug fix release
1.3.60 February 4, 2015 Bug fix release
1.3.57 January 30, 2015 Bug fix release
1.3.54 January 28, 2015 New release

 

Version 1.3.74

Improvements

  • New Camera Models
    • DMC-GM1_0.0_4592x3448
  • User Interface
    • Improve Processing Options window to remove confusion about memory usage in all steps.
    • Display a warning at project creation when using images taken by Airinov's multiSPEC 4C camera and when there is no information about the disk calibration.
  • Processing
    • Improved memory usage in Step 2.

Bug fixes

  • Software Login
    • Fix bug where users could not login anymore. The following error message was displayed "Network error: Please check your internet connection. SSL handshake failed"
  • Upload to Cloud
    • Fix bug where projects with a space in the project name were not uploaded.
  • Processing
    • Fix bug where initial processing results might not be optimal for difficult datasets (no geolocation, poor overlap) or for datasets with aerial and terrestrial images.
    • Fix various bugs related to memory usage at step 1.
  • Index Calculator
    • Fix bug where the reflectance map was not correct when using Canon cameras. The aperture information was not used correctly.
    • Fix bug where a wrong Reflectance Map was computed (all values were 0) when using Airinov's multiSPEC 4C camera and when there is no information about the disk calibration.

 

Version 1.3.69

Improvements

  • New Coordinate Systems
    • ESRI:102229: NAD 1983 HARN StatePlane Alabama East FIPS 0101
    • ESRI:102230: NAD 1983 HARN StatePlane Alabama West FIPS 0102
    • ESRI:102629: NAD 1983 HARN StatePlane Alabama East FIPS 0101 Feet
    • ESRI:102630: NAD 1983 HARN StatePlane Alabama West FIPS 0102 Feet
    • ESRI:102698: NAD 1983 StatePlane Missouri West FIPS 2403 Feet
  • New Camera Models
    • DSC-QX30_4.3_5184x3888
    • NIKOND5300_10.0_6000x4000
  • Basic GCP/Manual Tie Point Editor
    • GCPs/Manual Tie Points values and type cannot be edited in the Basic Editor. They should be edit in the GCP/Manual Tie Point Manager. The GCP/MTP table in the Basic Editor does not allow to edit the values anymore.

Bug fixes

  • Image Properties Editor
    • Fix bug where the default accuracy of 5cm/10cm for the image geolocation was not converted to feet when importing the image geolocation whose coordinate system is in feet.
  • GCP/Manual Tie Point Manager
    • Fix bug where the default accuracy of 2cm for the GCPs/Check Points was not correctly converted to feet when adding/importing new GCPs/Check Points whose coordinate system is in feet.
    • Fix bug where importing the GCPs marks was not correctly done for projects with duplicated image names.
  • Processing
    • Fix Initial Processing crash that happened on all computers with a Xeon processor and on all computers with a Core2Duo processor.
    • Fix bug where less keypoints were used than before when processing fisheye images modeled by a fisheye camera model with 3 polynomials.
    • Fix bug where point cloud densification was crashing when using the following options: use annotations, image scale = 1/8, point density = low.
    • Fix bug that created holes in the densified point cloud when using the SGM option and when the output coordinate system is in feet.
    • Fix bug where deleted points were used to generate the DSM. Now all points except the deleted points are used to generate the DSM.
  • Processing Options
    • Fix bug with the Low Resolution (8 GSD) Orthomosaic option in the User Interface. The option was selected and the Processing Options window closed. When opening again the Processing Options window, the option was displayed as not being selected.
  • rayCloud
    • A new project is created and Initial Processing finished.
    • A processed project is Saved As.
    • Fix bug where the layers Point Groups was not displayed in the following cases:

 

Version 1.3.67

Improvements

  • Languages
    • Spanish version available.
  • Inputs
    • DMS (Degrees Minutes Seconds): 44°27'15.5"N 93°10'59.2"W
    • D (decimal Degrees): 44.454305, -93.183100
    • DM.m (Degrees decimal Minutes): 44°27.2583 N 93°10.986 W
    • Support more formats when reading the image GPS position written in the EXIF data. The following formats are supported:
  • New Camera Models
    • FC350_3.6_4000x3000
    • FC350_3.6_4000x2250
    • HERO4Silver_3.0_4000x3000
    • HERO4Silver_3.0_3000x2250
    • HERO4Silver_3.0_3000x2250_7wide
    • HERO4Silver_3.0_2560x1920
    • HERO4Black_3.0_4000x3000
    • HERO4Black_3.0_3000x2250
    • HERO4Black_3.0_3000x2250_7wide
    • HERO4Black_3.0_2560x1920
    • Add camera models for DJI Inspire 1.
    • Add camera models for GoPro Hero4 Silver.
    • Add camera models for GoPro Hero4 Black with firmware version 02.00.00.

Bug fixes

  • User Interface
    • Fix bug where the Quality Report could not be opened from the Main Window toolbar while processing.
  • GCPs/Manual Tie Points Manager
    • Fix bug where GCPs marks were not saved when adding them using the Basic GCP Editor and opening the GCPs/Manual Tie Points Manager.
    • Fix bug where GCP marks were not imported when using a Bingo file. This happened for projects using the same camera model name multiple times or having images with the same name in different folders.
  • Camera Models
    • Correct camera model BOARD_MT9P031_SUNEX_7.5_2592x1944
  • Project Management
    • Fix bug where .p4d project files were not read correctly. This may cause lower quality results at step 1. Initial Processing especially for low quality datasets (low overlap, low image content).
  • Outputs
    • Fix bug that created artifacts at the borders of the orthomosaic.
    • Fix bug that created artifacts on the orthomosaic when using low resolution images (e.g. images of size 640x480) or when using fisheye images.
  • rayCloud
    • Fix bug where the rayCloud was remaining gray when it was displayed after step 1. Initial Processing finished. This bug happened when processing a project that just has been created.

 

Version 1.3.65

Improvements

  • Languages
    • Chinese and Taiwanese version available.
  • Processing
    • Improve Aerial Nadir Alternative processing mode for projects with bad quality images (blurry, few keypoints, etc.). It also improves projects where some images had an orientation computed as being oblique whereas they are not oblique images.

Bug fixes

  • New Project Creation
    • Fix bug where creating a project was not working when using images with special characters in the image folder path and/or image name.
    • Fix bug where when using the Tetracam flight log to geolocate Tetracam images, wrong image positions were read. This bug affects only projects where the image latitude or longitude positions are negative.
  • Project Management
    • Fix bug where when using the Save As option it did not saved correctly the 3D Textured Mesh. The 3D Textured Mesh was copied, but not the texture. Therefore it was displayed without texture.
  • Processing
    • Fix bug introduced in version 1.3.60 where step 1. Initial Processing was never finishing. This affects some projects of bad quality (multiple blocks with small blocks, low overlap, etc.).
    • Fix crash at step 1. Initial Processing when using a camera model with no distortions.
    • Fix bug where feature extraction was not working correctly when using tiff images that are given in byte and that are non RGB (3 bands) or non grayscale (1 band) images.
    • Fix bug where when using the option Process > Import Point Cloud for DSM Generation... processing fails at step 3. DSM and Orthomosaic Generation.
  • Outputs
    • Fix bug where the orthomosaic was blurry in some parts. This bug was mostly visible in projects with cities, buildings. It was not visible in projects with vegetation such as fields.
    • Fix bug where the orthomosaic was not generated when using low resolutions images (e.g. images of size 640x480).
    • Fix bug where no orthomosaic was created when using fisheye cameras.
    • Fix bug where the unit (meter or feet) was not set in DXF output files.
  • rayCloud
    • Fix bug where the rayCloud was remaining gray when it was displayed after step 1. Initial Processing finished.

Known bugs

  • Issue
    Cannot upload on the cloud projects that have a special character in the project name or folder path.
    Workaround
    Do not use special characters in the project name or folder path.

 

Version 1.3.60

Bug fixes

  • Project upload
    • Fix bug where projects that have a space in the project name or folder path could not be uploaded.
  • Processing
    • Fix bug where in some cases initial processing was not correct for project with no image geolocation and with GCPs.

Known bugs

  • Issue
    Cannot upload on the cloud projects that have a special character in the project name or folder path.
    Workaround
    Do not use special characters in the project name or folder path.

 

Version 1.3.57

Bug fixes

  • Camera Database
    • Fix bug where when installing the first time the software on a machine, the warning message W0040 "Cannot find camera database file. Do you want to restore the file and try again?" appears each time the software is opened. 
    • Add coordinate systems: China 2000 and New Beijin.
  • User Interface
    • Fix random crashes.
    • Fix crash when removing GCPs or Manual Tie Points that were used for Surface or Volume objects.
  • Merging Projects
    • Fix bug where merging more than 2 projects with Manual Tie Points was not done correctly.
  • Processing
    • Fix random crashes.
    • Fix crash when not enough RAM is available at step 1. Initial Processing.
  • Command Line
    • Fix bug where pop-up windows where displayed when unsing the command line without UI (i.e. when using the options -c or -r --close-gui).

Known bugs

  • Issue
    Cannot upload projects that have a space in the project name or folder path.
    Workaround
    Do not use spaces in the project name or folder path.
  • Issue
    Cannot upload on the cloud projects that have a special character in the project name or folder path.
    Workaround
    Do not use special characters in the project name or folder path.

 

Version 1.3.54

What is new

  • 3D Textured Mesh
    Pix4Dmapper creates a full 3D textured mesh as a result that is exported in OBJ format and can also be used for Fly-through animations. The mesh can also easily be shared using the 3D PDF output format.
    For more details on how to generate the 3D Texture Mesh: 202560669.

 

  • Improved DTM Extraction (beta)
    Remove buildings and vegetation automatically in the point cloud to generate DTMs. For more information on how to extract a DTM with Pix4Dmapper: 202560579.





  • Improved Point Cloud Editing
    The Point Cloud editing tool has been improved to make the point cloud editing easier.
    • Polygon selection tool: Select points using a polygon area.
      For more information on how to edit the point cloud in the rayCloud: 202560499.

    • Clipping box: Define a box to clip the point cloud and view only the part of the point cloud to be edited. This allows a more precise point editing, especially for point clouds with complex 3D structures.
      For more information on how to use the clipping box: 204048035.

    • Point Groups: Assign each point to a group for better editing or visualization.
      For more information on how to group points: 202560499.

 

  • GPU Support
    Leverage the power of Nvidia GPUs for faster processing. For initial processing GPU support will improve processing speed from 10% to 75%, depending on image content and project size. GPU support is also used for point cloud densification and Semi-Global Matching.
    For more information on which GPU is supported: 203405619.

 

  • Automatic Brightness and Color Correction for Orthomosaic Generation
    This new feature automatically compensates for change of brightness, luminosity and color balancing of images to generate visually improved orthomosaics.



  • Failed Processing Report
    If initial processing fails, a report is generated with information about the failure and with guide lines on how to solve the issue.
    For more information about the Failed Processing Report: 202558689.

  • Project Splitting
    Split big projects automatically into smaller parts for more efficient large-scale mapping.

Improvements

  • Concepts
    • Rename the Stockpile objects in the rayCloud to Volume.
    • Remove the Filtered Point Cloud that was generated at step 2. The Densified Point Cloud is improved. Filters are applied to the Densified Point Cloud at step 3 for DSM generation.
  • Inputs
    • Import images from directories when creating a new project.
    • Define camera models with perspective lens without distortions. For more information: 202558159.
    • Define camera models with fisheye lens with symmetric affine transformation. For more information: 202558159.
  • Outputs
    • Remove the Filtered Point Cloud.
    • Output the 3D Textured Mesh as 3D PDF.
  • GCP/Manual Tie Points Manager
    • Open the GCP/Manual Tie Points Manager from the Basic Editor. For more information: 202557859.
  • Processing
    • More keypoints are extracted at step 1 Initial Processing.
    • Faster DSM and Orthomosaic generation (45% in average).
  • Processing options
    • Move filtering options for the Densified Point Cloud to the options of step 3 for DSM generation. For more information: 202557769.
  • Map View
    • Remove the Grid map as background map.
  • rayCloud Editor
    • Import volumes from .shp files. For more information: 202558089.
    • Export point cloud groups. For more information: 202558049.
    • More shader options to view the triangle mesh. For more information: 202558079.
    • Add a new option that allows full 3D rotation in the rayCloud. For more information: 202558069.


Known bugs

  • Issue
    When installing the first time the software on a machine, the warning message W0040 "Cannot find camera database file. Do you want to restore the file and try again?" appears each time the software is opened.
    Workaround
    Click Retry each time this message is displayed.
  • Issue
    Cannot upload projects that have a space in the project name or folder path.
    Workaround
    Do not use spaces in the project name or folder path.
  • Issue
    Cannot upload on the cloud projects that have a special character in the project name or folder path.
    Workaround
    Do not use special characters in the project name or folder path.

 

 

Versions 1.2

 

Version Release date Release type
1.2.101 March 11, 2015 Bug fix release
1.2.98 December 18, 2014 Bug fix release
1.2.88 November 7, 2014 Bug fix release
1.2.85 October 24, 2014  Bug fix release 
1.2.82 October 6, 2014  Bug fix release 
1.2.69 September 16, 2014  Bug fix release 
1.2.62 September 5, 2014  Bug fix release 
1.2.53 August 26, 2014 New release

  
Version 1.2.101

Bug fixes

  • Software Login
    • Fix bug where users could not login anymore. The following error message was displayed "Network error: Please check your internet connection. SSL handshake failed"
  • Project Management
    • Fix bug where results could not be loaded when opening the project.
  • rayCloud
    • Fix bug where the Automatic Tie Points had wrong colors in the rayCloud when using non RGB images.


Version 1.2.98

Improvements

  • New camera models
    • COOLPIXA_18.5_4928x3264
    • NIKOND600_24.0_6016x4016

Bug fixes

  • Project management
    • Fix bug where projects could not be opened and results were lost. This bugs happens when moving the project and the images folders and changing the folder structure.
  • User interface
    • Fix bug where the menu Help > Personal Support was disabled for Pix4Dmapper Pro license.
  • Software update
    • Fix bug where the new software update could not be downloaded and installed automatically from the software.
  • Processing
    • Fix bug where when processing Tetracam datasets disabled images were still used for processing.
    • Fix bug where GCPs were not used properly when using the option Process > Rematch and Optimize.
    • Fix bug when using complex point cloud densification areas.
    • Fix bug where in some cases the GCPs were not taken correctly into account and the GCP error was high.
    • Fix random crashes in initial processing.
    • Fix bug where using the option Process > Rematch and Optimize was resulting in a wrong project georeferencement for projects with no image geolocation and GCPs.
  • Outputs
    • Fix bug where DXF files could not be imported in AutoCAD.

 


Version 1.2.88

Improvements

  • Processing
    • Improve aerial nadir alternative processing mode.
  • Extended Camera Model Database
    • GoPro Hero 4 Black
    • Tetracam  Mini-MCA 12

Bug fixes

  • Project Management
    • Fix crash when using the Save As function for some projects.
  • Camera Models
    • Fix bug where the radial distortions (R1, R2, R3) for perspective camera models where considered wrong whereas they were correct.
  • Processing
    • Fix bug where processing projects with GCPs in Arbitrary coordinate system was not producing correct results.
    • Fix bug where for some cases GCPs with not enough image marks or wrong image marks were used at processing.
    • Fix crash at step 1. Initial Processing for Tetracam MiniMCA6 projects.
    • Fix bug where processing of Tetracam MCA projects was not done correctly when no .mca file is used.
    • Fix bug where classification files were corrupted when the file path is too long.
    • Fix bug where points were removed at point cloud densification when using complex densification areas.

 

Version 1.2.85

Bug fixes 

  • Processing
    • Fix bug where step 2. Point Cloud Densification run with the SGM option fails when the output option of Initial Processing "Camera Internals and Externals, AAT, BBA" is not selected.
    • Fix bug where points in the Densified Point Cloud were removed when using a densification area that has twice the same vertex.
  • Index Calculator
    • Fix bug where Pix4Dmapper was crashing when a very large number was entered in the index formula.

 

Version 1.2.82

Improvements

  • Project management
    • Improved compatibility when opening a project that has been processed with an older version.
    • Improved compatibility when moving a project and its results.
  • GCP management
    • Improved multiple edition in the GCP Table of the GCP/Manual Tie Points Manager.
  • Images
    • Support for a new 3D Robotics flight log file format that can be used to geolocate the images.
    • Improved multiple edition in the Image Table of the Image Properties window.
  • Processing
    • Improved initial processing results for non 8 bit images.
  • rayCloud Editor
    • Improved viewing when having disabled images with bad geolocation. When clicking on View All the view centers on the enabled images. If it is needed to view the disabled image and it is far away from the others, select the image in the layers sidebar and click on Focus on Selection.
    • Various display improvements and software stability.
  • Output
    • Allow to upload Mapbox tiles directly from Pix4Dmapper to Mapbox website using the option Process > Upload Project Files...

Bug fixes

  • Images
    • Fix bug where images that have a name with more that one dot (.) could not be imported in the software.
  • GCPs
    • Fix bug that affects the position of Manual Tie Points associated to vertices of objects in the rayCloud. The bug appears when all the following conditions are fulfilled:
      - The Manual Tie Points associated to the objects vertices are not marked in at least 2 images
      - The Geoid height above the ellipsoid is modified for the GCP's coordinate system or for the output coordinate system.
      In this case, the Manual Tie Points' position is not correctly updated
  • Processing
    • Fix bug where wrong camera parameters were used in initial processing from some projects with multiple-camera models.
  • Outputs
    • Fix bug where the contour lines options Contour Base and Elevation Interval had to be entered in meters instead of feet when the output coordinate system is given in feet. The resolution still has to be given in centimeters as in all other software parts.
    • Fix bug where the Point Cloud Classification options had to be entered in meters instead of feet when the output coordinate system is given in feet.
  • rayCloud Editor
    • Fix bug where the background color of the rayCloud remained black in the animation video even if it was not black in the rayCloud.
    • Fix bug where the image preview and thumbnail in the rayCloud was not loaded after having moved projects from location. This bug happened for projects where the images are located in multiple folders.
  • Command line
    • Fix bug where application was not exiting when using the command line mode.


Version 1.2.69

Improvements

  • Coordinate systems
    • Allow the user to enter the geoid height above the ellipsoid for all coordinate systems (images, GCPs, output coordinate system). When the geoid height has been entered, it is displayed next to the coordinate system.
  • GCP management
    • Improved error messages, when GCP import from file fails.
    • Improved workflow to import GCPs from file.
      To import GCPs from file in the GCP/Manual Tie Point Manager:
      1. Select the coordinate system of the GCPs.
      2. Import GCPs from file. If the coordinates system is WGS84, the file format has to be Latitude, Longitude, Altitude or Longitude, Latitude, Altitude. If the coordinate system is different from WGS84, the file format has to be X, Y, Z or Y, X, Z. The values displayed in the table of the GCP/Manual Tie Point Manager are the same as in the file.
  • Images
    • Improved display for 3 bands tiff images that are not encoded in 8 bit and whose camera model is in the internal camera model database. These images are displayed using a false color scale.
  • Processing
    • Improved feature extraction for multi-band tiff images.
  • New camera model
    • CanonEOS5DMarkIII_EF8-15mmf/4LFISHEYEUSM_8.0_5760x3840

Bug fixes

  • Processing
    • Fix bug where step 2. Point Cloud Densification fails in some cases when using a densification area.
    • Fix bug where step 2. Point Cloud Densification fails when reading very large result files.
  • Outputs
    • Fix bug where when generating at step 3. the Google Maps and KML tiles and the contour lines, the google maps and kml tiles are not located at the correct place on earth and the tiles are not displayed. When generating the Mapbox tiles as well, the resulting file is very small.
  • Command line
    • Fix software crash when the command line was not correct.

Known bugs

  • Bug that affects the position of Manual Tie Points associated to vertices of objects in the rayCloud. The bug appears when all the following conditions are fulfilled:
    - The Manual Tie Points associated to the objects vertices are not marked in at least 2 images
    - The Geoid height above the ellipsoid is modified for the GCP's coordinate system or for the output coordinate system.
    In this case, the Manual Tie Points' position is not correctly updated

    Workaround
    If the Geoid height above the ellispoid has to be modified and if there are objects whose associated Manual Tie Points are not marked in the images, mark them in the images.


Version 1.2.62

Improvements

  • Project management
    • Allow to open projects with a folder path with some special characters such as ^.
    • Improve resuming project processing at initial processing when keypoints and matches are already computed.
  • Processing
    • Generate the Mapbox tiles after step 3 is finished through the option Process > Generate Google Maps, KML and Mapbox Tiles. 
  • Mosaic Editor
    • Improved support for multi-spectral cameras in the Mosaic Editor.
  • rayCloud Editor
    • Improved stability of the user interface.

Bug fixes

  • Project management
    • Fix crash that happened when merging two projects with the same objects of same type (e.g. each project has a surface object named "house roof").
    • Fix crash that happened when opening an edited mosaic in the Mosaic Editor after having moved the project from one computer to another.
  • Processing
    • Fix bug where the Quality Report pdf file was not generated.
  • rayCloud Editor
    • Fix bug that did not allow the edit 2D GCPs in the rayCloud Editor.
    • Fix bug where video animation trajectory was not saved correctly.
      Important: When re-using a project with a video animation trajectory created in a previous version:
      1. Before installing version 1.2.62, open the project with the previous version
      2. Export the trajectory to a file (Right click on the trajectory layer and click Export)
      3. Delete the trajectory and close the project
      4. Install version 1.2.62 and open the project
      5. In the rayCloud, on the Animation Trajectory layers, right click and click on Import to import the trajectory from the previously saved file.
  • Command line
    • Fix bug where a project create by command line was not using the correct default processing options.

Known bugs

  • Bug 
    When generating at step 3. the Google Maps and KML tiles and the contour lines, the google maps and kml tiles are not located at the correct place on earth and the tiles are not displayed. When generating the Mapbox tiles as well, the resulting file is very small.

    Workaround

    1) Generate the Google Maps, KML and Mapbox tiles at step 3 or through the menu Process > Generate Google Maps, KML and Mapbox tiles.
    2) Generate the Contour Lines from the menu Process > Generate Contour Lines.
    WARNING: this order is important to get the correct outputs.


Version 1.2.53

What is new

  • Fly-through animation
    Create a video animation trajectory using the rayCloud and create your own video of your 3D point cloud.
    For more details on how to create an animation trajectory with the rayCloud 37237609.

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  • New Interface
    A  "Welcome" view is displayed when the software starts. The welcome view offers a guided tour of the software, allows to open and create new projects, and provides help and tips as well as news about Pix4Dmapper. 
    The different views (Welcome, Map View, rayCloud Editor, Mosaic Editor, Index Calculator) can be accessed through a left sidebar.
    For more information on the Welcome page: 36360369.

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  • Semi-Global Matching: a new alternative mode for point cloud densification (beta)
    The Semi-Global Matching option is a new alternative processing mode to densify the point cloud and is recommended to be used for creating orthomosaics of urban areas.
    For more information on the Semi-Global Matching option: 27417003.

  • Point Cloud Classification (beta)
    New processing option that allows to classify the filtered point cloud into two point clouds, one containing only terrain and one containing all the other points defined as "objects". The terrain point cloud can then be re-imported to generate a DTM.
    For more information on the Point Cloud Classification: 37532715.
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Terrain Point Cloud Objects Point Cloud
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Original DSM Terrain DTM
  • Densified Point Cloud Editing Tool
    Edit the densified point cloud by removing points.
    For more information on how to remove points from the Densified Point Cloud using the rayCloud: 50645169.

  • 3D PDF
    Generate a 3D PDF displaying the cameras, GCPs/MTPs and automatic tie points as well as the orthomosaic wrapped over the DSM.
    For more information on how to generate the 3D PDF: 51732765.
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3D model of the automatic tie points, the cameras and the GCPs
3D model of the automatic tie points, the cameras and the GCPs Orthomosaic  DSM
 

 

  • Automatic download of software updates
    When a new version is available, the software allows to automatically download and install the new version.

  • Background color of the rayCloud Editor
    Change the background color of the rayCloud Editor.
    For more information: 28390233.

  • Export Point Clouds
    Export Point Clouds to file from the rayCloud Editor.
    For more information: 28356968.

  • New languages
    The user interface can be displayed in English, Chinese (China) and Chinese (Taiwan).
    For more information: 27576296.

  • Cloud processing and file sharing
    New upload window that allows to upload the project to be processed on the cloud and/or to upload some of the results generated on the desktop. 
    For more information: 27086038.

  • MapBox Tiles
    The orthomosaic can be generated as MapBox tiles.

  • Point Cloud Densification Quality Report
    Display information about the point cloud densification in the Quality Report, such as processing options, number of points generated and time do densify and filter the point cloud.

  

Improvements

  • User Interface
    • Improve user interface texts and names.
    • Unify status bar among the different views. Display the mouse coordinates in the project output coordinate system.
  • Project management
    • Improved handling of projects whose location have changed.
  • Inputs
    • Define a vertical offset for the image geolocation. For more information: 27083748.
    • Improved editing of the image properties through the image properties table. Improved editing of multiple selection. For more information: 28142498.
    • Improved workflow to import and mark GCPs/Manual Tie Points. GCPs and Manual Tie Points are imported through the GCP/Manual Tie Point Manager and their properties are also edited there. The GCP/Manual Tie Point Manager gives then the choice to mark the GCPs using the rayCloud Editor or the Basic Editor. For more information 48789429.
    • New file format when importing GCPs through a file. Coordinates can be given in (X,Y,Z),  (Y,X,Z), (latitude, longitude, altitude) or (longitude, latitude, altitude). For more information 27056897.
    • Improved editing of the GCP properties through the GCP/Manual Tie Point table. Improved editing of multiple selection. For more information 27896983.
    • Update camera model by loading optimized camera model parameters after processing. For more information: 36107748.
    • Associate different band configurations to one camera model. For more information: 36107748.
    • Images
    • GCPs/Manual Tie Points
    • Camera model
  • Outputs
    • New option that allows to open the folder where the results are generated from the toolbar.
  • Coordinate Systems
    • Search bar to search a coordinate system.
    • Define the unit of an arbitrary coordinate system (meters, feet, none).
  • Processing
    • Improved quality of the orthomosaic.
  • Processing options
    • Point clouds generated at step 2. Point Cloud Densification are not saved by default as .ply files anymore.
    • The grid DSM is not generated anymore by default at step 3. DSM and Orthomosaic Generation.
    • Orthomosaic GeoTIFF without transparency is not generated anymore by default at step 3. DSM and Orthomosaic Generation.
    • New option that allows to generate automatically the Reflectance Map at step 3. DSM and Orthomosaic Generation.
    • Group processing options for additional outputs (triangle model, contour lines, point cloud classification, 3D PDF) in a new tab.
    • Contour lines: two new options ( Resolution [cm] and Minimum Line Size [points]) to improve the quality of the contour lines.
  • Quality Report
    • New contextual help links.
    • Improved layout.
  • Map View
    • Import the Point Cloud Densification Area or Orthomosaic Area from .kml or .dxf files.
  • rayCloud Editor
    • Display initial camera orientation if known.
    • Group rays in a new layer.
    • Display error ellipsoid for GCPs/Manual Tie Points.
    • Display the number of images marked for a GCP/Manual Tie Point in the corresponding layer.
    • Improved export of GCPs/Manual Tie Points.
    • Do not load automatically the Densified and Filtered Point Cloud anymore.
    • Load the triangle mesh from the filtered point cloud by activating the corresponding layer.
    • Improved export of Objects.
    • New button in the Properties Sidebar to copy object measurements to clipboard.
    • Selected layer information displayed in the Properties Sidebar can be copied and pasted to a text file.
  • Mosaic Editor
    • Improved quality of the generated mosaic.
  • Index Calculator
    • Display the Reflectance Map in the index view.
    • Display the Color Scale of the Index in the index view.
    • Export the Index in .shp file format.
  • Command Line
    • Option to use the Semi-Global Matching mode for point cloud densification.
    • Option to generate the Reflectance Map.
    • Option to generate the MapBox Tiles. 

 

Versions 1.1

 

Version Release date Release type
1.1.23 April 30, 2014 New release
1.1.30 May 13, 2014 Bug fix release
1.1.33 May 22, 2014 Bug fix release
1.1.35 May 26, 2014 Bug fix release
1.1.38 May 28, 2014 Bug fix release 
1.1.40 June 17, 2014  Bug fix release 
1.1.41 July 8, 2014  Bug fix release 
1.1.44 July 28, 2014  Bug fix release 
1.1.45 July 29, 2014  Bug fix release


Version 1.1.23

What is new

  • Index Calculator
    The new Index calculator interface allows the user to create meaningful maps from any multi-spectral sensor and customize your NDVI as well as any vegetation index map directly in the software.
    For more information on how to use the Index Calculator: 47826703.

    Screenshot_Index_Calculator.jpg
  • Point Cloud Filters
    Create filters based on image content to remove points from the 3D point cloud.
    • Point Cloud Densification Area: Define a 3D area that will be used for the point cloud densification. All points outside that area are removed.
      For more information on how to draw a Point Cloud Densification Area with the rayCloud Editor: 52385303.
      For more information on how to edit a Point Cloud Densification Area with the rayCloud Editor: 52394673.

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    • Image Annotation: Annotate the images to remove points from the point cloud.
      For more details on how to annotate images with the rayCloud Editor: 51100278.

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      Densified Point Cloud before Image annotation Densified Point Cloud after Image annotation
       
  • Contour Lines
    Create and export contour lines automatically.
    For more information on how to generate contour lines 55434647.

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    Contour Lines of a quarry Contour Lines and DSM of a quarry
  • Automatic improvement of the reconstruction
    The new Rematch and Optimize option allows the user to computes more matches between the images (and therefore more Automatic Tie Points) and reoptimizes the internal and external camera parameters. For more information: 48550678.

  • Generate the Quality Report independently
    Generate a new report once the reconstruction has been manually modified (e.g. adding GCPs). This allows the user to generate the report only once the reconstruction is adequate. For more information: 48550848.

  • Define the horizontal and vertical tolerance for GCPs
    For more information: 27896983.

  • Define the horizontal and vertical tolerance for the images position
    For more information: 28142498.

  • Generate a low resolution orthomosaic at step 1. Initial Processing
    For more information: 27133613.

  • New snapping option when drawing new objects 
    It is possible to use existing vertices for the new object being drawn by snapping to them.


Improvements

  • Concepts
    • Change the concept of the label associated to each image to group. One orthomosaic is generated per image group.
    • Rename the project types (for more information: 27133613):
      • Aerial to Aerial nadir
      • Vegetation to Alternative processing mode
      • Oblique to Aerial oblique or terrestrial
  • Inputs
    • New Pix4D file format for importing the image geolocation. Coordinates can be given in (latitude, longitude, altitude), (longitude, latitude, altitude), (X,Y,Z), or (Y,X,Z). For more information: 27311736.
    • Load camera parameters from .p4d project file when the camera model also exists in the camera model database.
  • Outputs
    • Choose the delimiter for XYZ output files. The delimiter can be set to spacetab, comma, or semicolon. For more information: 27345277.
  • Processing
    • Interface switches to a "Read-Only" mode while processing. For more information: 56564096.
    • Alternative processing mode: improved results.
    • Improved speed of the orthomosaic generation within step 3. DSM and Orthomosaic Generation.
    • Improved handling of hundreds of millions of points within step 3. DSM and Orthomosaic Generation.
    • Speed and stability improvements for step 2. Point Cloud Densification.
    • Improved orthomosaic generated using the Weighted Average with Visibility method.
  • Processing options
    • Point cloud densification options: Set the minimum number of matches not only to 3,4, or 5 but also to 5 or 6. For more information: 27417003.
    • Save settings for all processing options as default. For more information: 27133613.
  • Map View
    • Flight plan displayed in the 2D Map. For more information: 27054637.
  • rayCloud Editor
    • Improved interaction with the 3D view in terms of speed and software stability.
  • Mosaic Editor
    • New auto save option. Deactivated by default. When activated allows the user to save the changes in the Mosaic Editor every 5 minutes. For more information: 27130133.


Known bugs

  • It is not recommended to use the merging option for the DSM and orthomosaic for some very large projects.
  • When generating the report from the menu Process > Generate Quality Report, if the Undistorted images option is activated in the Process > Options... > Initial Processing tab, the undistorted images will be generated and will overwrite existing undistorted images.
  • When selecting Process > Save Undistorted Images, the dvp folder located in 1_initial/params is not generated. To generate the file, select the Undistorted images option in the Process > Options... > Initial Processing tab and run step 1.
  • Index Calculator crashes with datasets with image group names containing a space. Workaround: do not use spaces in the image group names.

 


Version 1.1.30

Improvements

  • Extended camera model database
    • DMC-LX2_6.3_4224x2376
    • GoPro3+ black
    • GoPro3+ silver
    • ILCE-7R_16mmF2.8Fisheye_16.0_7360x4912
    • CanonEOS5DMarkIII_EF50mmf/1.4USM_50.0_5760x3840
  • Processing
    • Save camera parameters files for fisheye lens camera models in 1_initial/params.
    • Improved speed for orthomosaic generation at step 3.DSM and Orthomosaic Generation using the weighted average.
    • Keypoint matches statistics in the report per camera model are visible for projects with multiple camera models.
  • Project merging
    • Copy image annotation when merging projects.
  • Mosaic Editor
    • Improved memory usage (RAM) when blending the mosaic of large datasets using the Mosaic Editor.
    • Improved usage of images in planar projection.

 

Bug fixes

  • Inputs
    • More stable loading of projects with images in multiple folders and same image name.
    • Fix bug where the image annotation on images with the same file name did not work.
  • Processing
    • Fix bug where GCPs and Manual Tie Points marked in uncalibrated or disabled images where taken into account for the GCP statistics in the Quality Report.
    • Fix bug where the dvp folder located in 1_initial/params is not generated when selecting Process > Save Undistorted Images
    • Fix bug that created artifacts in the orthomosaic tiles at their borders when using the weighted average method to generate the orthomosaic.
  • Index Calculator
    • Fix bug where the Index Calculator crashed with datasets with image group names containing a space.

 

Known bug

  • It is not recommended to use the merging option for the DSM and orthomosaic for some very large projects.
  • When generating the report from the menu Process > Generate Quality Report, if the Undistorted images option is activated in the Process > Options... > Initial Processing tab, the undistorted images will be generated and will overwrite existing undistorted images.


Version 1.1.33

Improvements

  • Extended camera model database
    • CanonIXY220F_4.3_4608x3456
  • Processing
    • The merged DSM and orthomosaic GeoTIFF files are not generated if its size exceeds 400 million pixels.
    • Improved calibration when running in Aerial nadir Alternative processing mode.
    • Improve manual camera calibration.
  • Project management
    • Improved project management when changing the location of the project.
  • GCP Editor
    • Import 3D GCPs with their tolerance. The format is gcpName, X, Y, Z, Thorz, Tvert.
  • rayCloud Editor
    • Improved memory management for the rayCloud Editor.

Bug fixes

  • Outputs
    • Fix bug where contour lines in DXF or DGN format could not be opened in AutoCAD.
  • Processing
    • Fix crash at step 1. Initial Processing when the latitude, longitude or X,Y coordinates of the images are all the same.
    • Fix crash when processing an old project with point cloud densification area.
  • Map View
    • Fix bug to display correctly TIFF images when viewing them on double click.
  • GCP Editor
    • Fix bug to display correctly TIFF images.
  • Index Calculator
    • Fix bug where the displayed index values under the mouse cursor were not correct.

 

Known bug

  • When generating the report from the menu Process > Generate Quality Report, if the Undistorted images option is activated in the Process > Options... > Initial Processing tab, the undistorted images will be generated and will overwrite existing undistorted images.

 

 

Version 1.1.35

Improvements

  • Processing
    • Improved memory management for grid DSM generation.
  • Index Calculator
    • Index Calculator available after step 1. It is recommended to run step 2 if the terrain is not flat.

Bug fixes

  • Processing
    • Fix bug where step 1 initial processing was not working on multi-processor computers.
    • Fix bug where the software crashed at step 3 during orthomosaic generation on 8GB / 16GB-RAM systems.

Known bug

  • When generating the report from the menu Process > Generate Quality Report, if the Undistorted images option is activated in the Process > Options... > Initial Processing tab, the undistorted images will be generated and will overwrite existing undistorted images.

 

Version 1.1.38

Improvements

  • Processing
    • The merged DSM and orthomosaic GeoTIFF files are not generated if its size exceeds 1 Giga pixels.

Known bug

  • When generating the report from the menu Process > Generate Quality Report, if the Undistorted images option is activated in the Process > Options... > Initial Processing tab, the undistorted images will be generated and will overwrite existing undistorted images.


Version 1.1.40

Bug fixes 

  • Processing
    • Fix bug where merged GeoTIFF files for the DSM and orthomosaic were not generated.
    • Fix bug where the coordinate system of the point cloud densification / orthomosaic area was wrong when selecting a different output coordinate system.

Known bug

  • When generating the report from the menu Process > Generate Quality Report, if the Undistorted images option is activated in the Process > Options... > Initial Processing tab, the undistorted images will be generated and will overwrite existing undistorted images.

 

 

Version 1.1.41

Bug fixes 

  • Inputs
    • Fix bug where parsing QuestUAV's flight log did not work.
  • Project management
    • Fix bug where saving as for a processed project failed.
  • Processing
    • Improved alternative mode processing type.
  • Camera models
    • CanonPowerShotSX260HS_4.5_4000x3000
    • New camera models for Phantom 2 Vision and Phantom 2 Vision+:
      • PHANTOMVISIONFC200_5.0_4384x3288
      • PHANTOMVISIONFC200_5.0_4384x2922
      • PHANTOMVISIONFC200_5.0_4384x2466
    • New camera models for GoPro Hero Black Edition and GoPro Hero Silver Edition
    • Extended camera model database

Improvements

  • License management
    • Improved license security

Known bug

  • When generating the report from the menu Process > Generate Quality Report, if the Undistorted images option is activated in the Process > Options... > Initial Processing tab, the undistorted images will be generated and will overwrite existing undistorted images.

 

 

Version 1.1.44

Bug fixes 

  • Processing
    • Fix bug that caused wrong project georeferencing in some projects when using GCPs.

Known bug

  • When generating the report from the menu Process > Generate Quality Report, if the Undistorted images option is activated in the Process > Options... > Initial Processing tab, the undistorted images will be generated and will overwrite existing undistorted images.

 

 

Version 1.1.45

Bug fixes 

  • Processing
    • Fix bug where merging projects failed when using GCPs.

Known bug

  • When generating the report from the menu Process > Generate Quality Report, if the Undistorted images option is activated in the Process > Options... > Initial Processing tab, the undistorted images will be generated and will overwrite existing undistorted images.

 

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