Processing projects - PIX4Dcatch


With a captured PIX4Dcatch project, there are several options for processing a 3D model from it. Directly upload and process to PIX4Dcloud / PIX4Dcloud Advanced for the most immediate results, or export the project and process using PIX4Dmatic or PIX4Dmapper.

Upload and process to PIX4Dcloud / PIX4Dcloud Advanced

For fast results, uploading and processing with PIX4Dcloud / PIX4Dcloud Advanced can provide quick shareable 3D reconstructions.

Important: A PIX4Dcloud / PIX4Dcloud Advanced license is required to upload the project for cloud processing.

Upload directly from the project

PIX4Dcatch trench captured project

Captured project ready for upload.

After capturing a project, upload directly to PIX4Dcloud / PIX4Dcloud Advanced for processing by tapping the blue Upload button upload button at the top of the screen.

Upload from the Projects screen

It is also possible to upload from the Projects screen. The Projects screen lists all of the projects taken on the mobile device.

1. Tap the folder icon project folder icon to access the Projects screen.

2. Tap and hold on the desired project to access the menu.

PIX4Dcatch Projects menu

3. Tap Upload. PIX4Dcatch upload cloud icon

Upload Project processing options

After tapping Upload the Upload project window appears providing further options for processing the project.

Note: For more information when using the PIX4Dcloud / PIX4Dcloud Advanced credit balance system: PIX4Dcloud / PIX4Dcloud Advanced credit balance system - PIX4Dcatch.
Note: When capturing a project with a LiDAR-capable device, the depth data will be processed automatically. Refer to the PIX4Dcatch FAQ for a list of compatible devices and for more information on how PIX4Dcatch uses LiDAR data.

PIX4Dcatch upload dialog

Select processing options with the Upload Project dialog.

  • Measure Volumes and Elevation Profiles: Select the option to generate a DSM.
  • 2D Map: Select the option to generate an Orthomosaic.

4. An email is sent when all images are uploaded and processing begins.
5. A second email is sent when processing is finished.
6. After the processing is finished, the results can be viewed and shared on PIX4Dcloud.

Process locally with PIX4Dmapper or PIX4Dmatic

Note: To process projects locally with LiDAR data, PIX4Dmatic should be used.
Important: A PIX4Dmapper/PIX4Dmatic (trial, discovery, OTC, monthly, and yearly) license is required to process the project in PIX4Dmapper/PIX4Dmatic.

1. Export the project from the device to the computer. For more information: How to export PIX4Dcatch projects (iOS/Android).
2. Create a new project and start processing using PIX4Dmapper/PIX4Dmatic. For more information:

3. After the processing is finished, the results are available for further analysis in PIX4Dmapper/PIX4Dmatic.

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