Pix4Dmapper 3.0 Preview Technical Release Notes

This is the release of Pix4Dmapper 3.0 Preview. Get a preview of the new features and help us improve the product by reporting any issues Submit a request to support.

Disclaimer: the documentation is not yet ready for 3.0 Preview, and we do not recommend using the Preview for production work. No support is provided for the Preview.

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VersionRelease dateRelease type
3.0.13 October 11, 2016 New release
3.0.7 September 26, 2016 Preview
3.0.5 September 6, 2016 Preview
3.0.3 August 23, 2016 Preview

 

Version 3.0.13

Bug fixes

  • Processing
    • Fix bug where the calibration results were less accurate for some oblique datasets.
    • Fix bug where for some AG-RGB or Thermal datasets step 1 was slower.
    • Fix bug where it was not possible to run step 3 again after step 3 was done. This happened only in the case where the software was not closed before starting step 3 again.
  • Index calculator
    • Fix various bugs affecting radiometric calibration and the reflectance map generation.
    • Fix bug where radiometric calibration was not reseted correctly after pressing the Reset button.
    • Fix bug where regions exported in .shp format from the Index Calculator could not be imported.
    • Fix bug where the reflectance map computed using the Gaussian Fast Downsampling Method was not computed correctly anymore. This bug was introduced in version 3.0.7.
  • rayCloud
    • Fix bug where surfaces could not be renamed.

 

Version 3.0.7

What is new

  • Index calculator
    • New processing options in the options for step 3 > Index Calculator > Radiometric Processing and Calibration that allow to select the radiometric correction type:
      • No Correction
      • Camera Only
      • Camera and Sun Irradiance
      • Camera, Sun Irradiance and Sun Angle
  • Quality report
    • Display radiometric correction type used.

Improvements

Bug fixes

  • Merging projects
    • Fix bug where after merging projects, the Index List in the processing options for step 3 > Index Calculator was empty.
  • 3D Textured Mesh
    • Fix bug where the texture of the 3D textured mesh had black parts when using 360° cameras and the Global Masking feature.
  • Index calculator
    • Fix bug where software crashed when opening the the Index Calculator after having merged projects.

Known issues

  • Processing
    • For some AG-RGB or Thermal datasets step 1 is slower.
    • Fast gauss downsampling option of the reflectance map does not discard properly nodata values and the results contains artifacts.
      Workaround: use the average gauss for acurate results.
    • For some oblique datasets, some regression in time/completeness may occur. 
  • Quality report
    • Quality report pdf is not overwritten if it is open.
      Workaround. Close the pdf before re-generating the quality report.
  • rayCloud
    • Cannot rename surfaces.
  • Index calculator
    • Radiometric calibration image paths are not updated when changing the project's location. If processing is done after a project is moved the radiometric calibration will not be done.
      Workaround: In the processing options under step 3 > Index Calculator, update manually the path for all the radiometric calibration images.
    • Cannot reprocess step 3, warning w0033: somes result files or folders are already open.
      Workaround: Save, close the project and reopen it.
  • Volumes
    • Base surface changes are not taken into account when exporting volumes.
Version 3.0.5

What is new

  • Index calculator
    • Faster reflectance map generation when using a value higher than the GSD for the resolution and selecting the Gaussian Fast Downsampling Method.

Improvements

  • Camera models
    • Linear rolling shutter is set as default for the Sequoia RGB camera model.
  • Processing
    • Improve feature extraction for 360° cameras so that more features are extracted on the top and bottom of the images.

Bug fixes

  • Project management
    • Fix bug where when a 2.2 project was opened in 3.0.3 preview, no backup was created and the project could not be opened in 2.2 anymore.
  • 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.
  • rayCloud
    • Artifacts are visible when displaying the thermal shader for the Mesh on computers with AMD cards.
  • Index Calculator
    • Albedo field for the radiometric calibration does not accept a value with a '0'.
  • Various UI bug fixes

Other changes

  • EULA
  • 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

  • Merging projects
    • When merging projects, the Index List in the processing options for step 3 > Index Calculator is empty.
      Workaround: After merging projects, close the software and re-open it.
  • Quality report
    • The Ground Control Points table is not displayed in the Quality Report for projects without image geolocation, even though the GCPs are taken into account for processing
  • Volumes view
    • When importing volumes from a file, if multiple volumes have the same name, they are imported as one volume.
    • Exporting volumes always contains the default base surface, even if it was changes in the settings.
  • Index calculator
    • Software crashes when opening the the Index Calculator after having merged projects.
      Workaround: After merging projects, close the software and re-open it.

 

Version 3.0.3

What is new

  • Processing
    • Point cloud densification is up to 2x faster while preserving quality and density.

Improvements

  • Various UI improvements

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.
  • Map View
    • Fix bug where an error was shown when double clicking on a multispectral image in the Map View.
  • 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.

Known issues

  • Processing
    • 3D Textured mesh has a gray texture when using color balancing. The bug appears when generating the mesh first during step 2 and then re-generating it using the menu Process > Generate 3D Textured Mesh.
  • rayCloud
    • Artifacts are visible when displaying the thermal shader for the Mesh on computers with AMD cards.
  • Index Calculator
    • Albedo field for the radiometric calibration does not accept a value with a '0'.
  • Pix4Dmapper Mesh
    • Cannot use surface objects to improve the mesh.
    • Cannot export a Mesh from the layers sidebar in the rayCloud.
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