How to export the 3D textured mesh - PIX4Dmapper


This article provides step-by-step instructions on exporting the 3D textured mesh in PIX4Dmapper.

Access:  Available once the 3D textured mesh has been generated.
Important: There are two types of exports related to the triangle mesh: the 3D textured mesh for visualization of the textured mesh in third-party software and the multi-LOD mesh for visualization on the web.

1. On the Menu bar, click View > rayCloud.
2. On the left sidebar, in the Layers section, expand the Triangle Meshes list and right-click on the triangle mesh to be exported.

3. Click Export Mesh..., the Export Mesh pop-up will appear:

Right-click export mesh in PIX4Dmapper.jpg
4. Select Export 3D Textured Mesh to export the textured mesh in the selected format.
Export Mesh window in PIX4Dmapper.jpg
5. (optional) Select Rename Texture to rename the texture file of the textured mesh and type the Texture Name.
6. Select the desired format between the following options:
    • PLY
    • FBX
    • DXF
    • DXF (polylines)
    • OBJ
    • 3D PDF
Note: The file format DXF (polylines) contains all the triangles of the mesh as a list of polygons. It is recommended to use the DXF (polylines) format for CAD and GIS software.

7. (optional) If the OBJ format is selected, select Tiled Texture to tile the texture file of the OBJ file.
8. (optional) If the 3D PDF format is selected, select the Logo that is embedded in the 3D PDF. The logo can be imported in .jpeg or .tiff format.
9. Select Generate LOD Mesh and Export to export the multi-LOD mesh.
10. Select the LOD settings:

  • Number of Levels
  • Texture Quality
  • Export format:
    • SLPK
    • OSGB

11. Click Browse...  to navigate to the path where the textured mesh is saved.
12. On File name, type the desired file name.
13. Click Save.
14. On the Export Mesh window, click OK.
15. When exporting is finished, a notification pop-up will appear. Click OK or Open Folder to open the folder that the triangle mesh is saved.

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  • Jorge Morales

    Hi there,it appears to be gray the Export Mesh button and it says (Not available with this edition).

    Please help.

  • Zendesk Admin Service Account

    Hi Jorge,

    I believe you are connected to our Pix4Ddiscovery version. You need to log out and login again. During the logging in, you will be asked which version you want to log in: Pix4Ddiscovery (for users who do not have a license) or Pix4Dmapper (for users who have license). Let us know if this is not the case by contacting us here

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