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By Output By Use By Software

 

 Pix4Dmapper outputs that are compatible with other software:

 

The following table presents Pix4Dmapper's main output files as well as the software with which they are compatible and how they can be used.

 
Note: We only display applications that have been tested by our team. There can be more applications and software.

 

Camera parameters
Internal camera parameters
File format Software Use
.cam (ASCII text file) LPS
Inpho
Stereo viewing
Path: ...\project_name\1_initial\params\project_name_calibrated_internal_camera_parameters
External camera parameters
File format Software Use
.txt LPS
Inpho
Stereo viewing
Path: ...\project_name\1_initial\params\project_name_calibrated_external_camera_parameters
Bingo
File format Software Use
.txt Bingo Bundle Adjustment
Path: ...\project_name\1_initial\params\project_name_tp_bingo
SSK
File format Software Use
.ssk (ASCII text file) ImageStation Bundle Adjustment
Path: ...\project_name\1_initial\params\project_name_photo
Path: ...\project_name\1_initial\params\project_name_camera
Undistorted images
File format Software Use
.tif Inpho Stereo viewing
Path: ...\project_name\1_initial\images\undistorted_images\image
Densified Point Cloud 
File format Software Use
.las Quick Terrain Reader Visualization
Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Visualization
VRMesh Visualization
Point cloud classification
LAStools DTM generation
 .laz Quick Terrain Reader Visualization
Global Mapper Visualization
LAStools DTM generation
 .xyz (very large file, not easy to handle, maximum point size limitation in AutoCAD Civil 3D: Autodesk support)

AutoCAD
AutoCAD Civil 3D
Global Mapper

Visualization
 .ply Meshlab Visualization
VRMesh Visualization
Point cloud classification
Sketchfab Web viewing and sharing
 Path: ...\project_name\2_densification\point_cloud\project_name_densified_point_cloud

 

Digital Surface Model (DSM)
Grid DSM 
File format Software Use
.las Quick Terrain Reader Visualization
Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Visualization
VRMesh Visualization
Point cloud classification
LAStools DTM generation
 .laz Quick Terrain Reader Visualization
Global Mapper Visualization
LAStools DTM generation
 .xyz (very large file, maximum point size limitation in AutoCAD Civil 3D: Autodesk support) AutoCAD
Global Mapper
Visualization
Path: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\1_dsm\project_name_dsm
Raster DSM
File format Software Use
.tif (GeoTIFF) Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Contour lines generation
Distance, area and volume measurements
Comparing volumes between two DSMs (Global Mapper, ArcGIS)
3D digitization (Global Mapper, ArcGIS)
Path: tiles: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\1_dsm\tiles
Path: merged file: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\1_dsm

 

Digital Terrain Model (DTM)
Raster DTM
File format Software Use
 .tif (GeoTIFF) Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Contour lines generation
Distance and area measurements

Path:  tiles: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\extras\dtm\tiles
Path:  merged file:...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\extras\dtm

 

Orthomosaic
Orthomosaic GeoTIFF 
File format Software Use
.tif (GeoTIFF) Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
AutoCAD
Distance and area measurements
2D digitization 

Path: tiles: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\tiles
Path: merged file: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\project_name_transparent_mosaic_group_name
Path: merged file: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\project_name_mosaic_group_name

Orthomosaic KML file
File format Software / Web Application Use
.kml Google Earth Visualization
Path: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\google_tiles\project_name_mosaic
Orthomosaic Google Maps HTML file
File format Software / Web Application Use
.html Google Maps Visualization
Path: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\google_tiles\project_name_mosaic

 

Index Map
Index Map GeoTIFF 
File format Software Use
.tif (GeoTIFF) Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Visualization
Color editing
Path: tiles: ...\project_name\4_index\indices\index_name\tiles
Path: merged file: ...\project_name\4_index\indices\index_name
Grid Index Map Shapefile 
File format Software Use
.shp Farm Works Agriculture applications
Path: merged file: ...\project_name\4_index\indices\index_name

 

3D Textured Mesh
File format Software Use
.obj

Meshlab, Global Mapper, Rhino, 3ds Max, 3DBuilder , Autodesk Maya

Visualization
.fbx Rhino, 3ds Max, AutoCAD 3ds Max, Blender
Autodesk Maya, Cinema 4D
Visualization
.dxf AutoCAD
Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Visualization only the triangle mesh
.ply Meshlab Visualization
Sketchfab Web viewing and sharing
Blender, Meshmixer 3D printing
.pdf Adobe Acrobat Reader Visualization
.osgb

Skyline TerraBuilder, SuperMap, Acute3D

Visualization
.slpk

ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Earth

Web Viewing 
Path: ...\project_name\2_densification\3d_mesh\project_name_simplified_3d_mesh

 

Contour lines
File format Software Use
.shp Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Visualization
Editing
.pdf Adobe Acrobat Reader Visualization
.dxf AutoCAD
Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Visualization
Editing

Path for contour lines of DSM: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\extras\contours\project_name_interval_resolution_minimum_line_size_DSM
Path for contour lines of DTM: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\extras\contours\project_name_interval_resolution_minimum_line_size_DTM

  

Video animation
File format Software Use
.mp4 VLC
Windows Media Player
Video animation viewing
.mkv VLC
Windows Media Player
Video animation viewing
.avi VLC
Windows Media Player
Video animation viewing
Path: user_defined_path/user_defined_file_name

 

3D Digitized objects
Polyline, Surface, Volume (base surface)
File format Software Use
.shp Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
AutoCAD
Visualization
Editing
.dxf Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
AutoCAD
Visualization
Editing
.kml Google Earth Visualization
.dgn MicroStation Visualization
Editing
Path: user_defined_path/user_defined_file_name

 

Disclaimer: Pix4D publishes this information as a courtesy to its customers. Because this information may not be accurate, Pix4D makes no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, with respect to its validity.

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