Regarding: Mac / Windows XP / Linux / Remote access - Virtual machine / Distributed - Parallel processing

Mac users

The beta OS X version of Pix4Dmapper is launched: 214937723.

Alternatively, Pix4Dmapper can be installed on Windows using Bootcamp. Mac Systems using parallel are not supported, as they use a virtual Operating System which may give problems with the display of the rayCloud and may fail processing.


Windows XP

Pix4Dmapper is not supported on Windows XP. It may work but it is not guaranteed since Microsoft does no longer support Windows XP. Almost all software and hardware providers stopped taking Windows XP into consideration for their drivers updates.

The recommended Operating Systems are Windows 7 or 8, 64 bits. For more information about the System Requirements: 202557289.



The Linux version is only available with the Enterprise license. For more information, contact


Remote Access - Virtual machine

Virtualization is not fully supported. Processing may be successful but most probably the rayCloud will not display properly.

An alternative is to use the software TeamViewer that permits the visualization of a remote desktop using a different technology. It must be installed both on the remote and the local desktop using the same version. Note that the free license gives errors when used with Windows server 2008 or 2010.

Information: A computer may use OpenGL 3.x or 4.x if accessed directly, but only 1.0 if accessed using Windows Remote Desktop or Remote Desktop. TeamViewer keeps the original OpenGL version.


Distributed - Parallel processing

Pix4Dmapper cannot distribute processing over multiple computers. However, it is optimized to take advantage of multi-Cores and multi-Processors.

It is possible to:

  • Process faster by adjusting the processing options to generate less 3D points: 202560419.
  • Divide the dataset in several sub projects, process the sub projects on different computers and merge them: 202558579.

By default, the software will use all the cores and all the RAM available. It is possible to select the number of cores and the amount of RAM to be used for processing: 202560199.


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