Settings - PIX4Dcatch

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Use the Settings dialog to adjust and customize features within the PIX4Dcatch app. There are several features to consider allowing for customization and improved workflows. This article outlines each setting and describes its function. Tapping Reset will return to the default selections.

Access: Tap the settings button button to access the Settings menu.

PIX4Dcatch settings dialog window

PIX4Dcatch Settings dialog

Image Trigger Method

Toggle between Device Pose or Image Overlap to select the image trigger method for capture. Only one method is active at a time. The default triggering method is Image Overlap.

Note: It is advised to use the default settings. Test any adjustments before employing them in critical projects.

Device Pose

PIX4Dcatch settings device pose toggle

Toggle for Device Pose

Images are triggered based on the movement and rotation of the device.

  • Distance: Triggers when the device moves more than the selected distance. The default value is 10 cm, and the distance can be set between 1 cm to 100cm.
  • Angle: Triggers when the device has rotated more than selected degrees. The default value is 20°, and it varies between 1° and 45°.

Image Overlap

PIX4Dcatch settings image overlap toggle

Toggle for Image Overlap

Images are triggered based on the image overlap.

  • Overlap: Triggers when overlap goes below the selected value. The default overlap is 90%, and the overlap percentage ranges between 70% and 99%.

Advanced settings

Features available depend on the device used for capture. Please select the device make for detailed information.

Apple iPhone/iPad Advanced Settings

Capture Quality

PIX4Dcatch capture quality settings

PIX4Dcatch iOS Capture Quality settings

  • Warning Sounds: Receive audible warnings during capture.
  • Auto Focus: Sets the camera settings as autofocus.
  • Skip Low-Quality Images Will perform some checks if the device is moving too fast and will not take photos. A warning message is shown on the screen during the capture.
  • Resolution: Sets the resolution for the captured images. Resource dependency will increase with the selection of higher resolutions including increased process times and extra storage requirements.

    PIX4Dcatch iPhone resolutions selection settings

    PIX4Dcatch iOS Resolution settings

    • Normal: Lower than 4k*
    • 4K: Approx. 4K*
    • Maximum Resolution: above 4k*

* Depends on the device. Refer to the device specifications for more information.

View

PIX4Dcatch iOS settings view

PIX4Dcatch iOS View settings

  • Shown Cameras: Display the camera indicator (image pyramid) for each captured photo.
  • Show Feature Points: Display the feature points as detected by the device. More feature points mean better accuracy.

Mesh

PIX4Dcatch iOS Mesh settings

PIX4Dcatch iOS Mesh settings

  • Save Mesh: Save the Mesh OBJ file for export.
  • Enable Mesh: Generates a Mesh from LiDAR depth data. Available only for devices with LiDAR.
  • Mesh Settings: Set the mesh type and mesh colors.

    PIX4Dcatch iOS mesh settings

    • Mesh Type
      • Mesh | Wireframe: Display the mesh or cameras as wireframes.
    • Mesh Color: Allows to adjust the color of the mesh and/or the camera indicators based on the provided color bands. The value ranges from 0 to 1.

Other

PIX4Dcatch iOS other settings

PIX4Dcatch iOS Other settings

  • Save Video: A video of the capture session is saved.

Android Advanced Settings

View

PIX4Dcatch android view settings options

PIX4Dcatch Android View settings

  • Shown Cameras: Display the camera indicator (image pyramid) for each captured photo.
  • Show Feature Points: Display the feature points as detected by the device. More feature points mean better accuracy.
  • Warning Sounds: Receive audible warnings during capture.

Mesh Color

PIX4Dcatch android mesh color settings options

PIX4Dcatch Android Mesh Color settings

Allows to adjust the color of the mesh and/or the camera indicators based on the provided color bands. The value ranges from 0 to 1.

Other

PIX4Dcatch android other settings options

PIX4Dcatch Android Other settings

  • Auto Focus: Sets the camera settings as autofocus.
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2 comments

  • Stéphane ROC

    Is there a way to chose the picture's resolution?

    I took picture with an iPhone 12 Pro and the maximum image file is 1Mo. How can I increase the quality?

  • George Brown

    Hello,

    Due to the technology we are using for Pix4Dcatch, the resolution is limited by the device hardware and manufacturer provided SDKs, currently the resolution cannot be increased.

    Kind Regards

    George Brown

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