Processing the images - PIX4Dcatch


With a saved PIX4Dcatch dataset there are a couple of options for processing a 3D model.

Upload and process on PIX4Dcloud

Upload images directly to PIX4Dcloud for processing.

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

1. In the Home screen, tap the folder icon project folder icon and select the project.

Tap on Captured, Processed, Processing, All at the top of the screen to switch the project views. By default, the All tab is open which displays all the projects. When looking for the project in a different tab, the search box is a useful tool to narrow the search.

2. Tap on the project to process. A different view appears with the images.

The Details tab at the top of the screen provides information such as date, status, image trigger method, size of the project. The map view is also displayed with the position of the captured image.

PIX4Dcatch trench captured project

Captured project ready for upload.

3. Tap upload button Then, a new upload dialog box appears with the below-listed cloud processing options. Select the desired cloud processing option and click on Upload. By default, the point cloud and the 3D textured mesh will be generated as an output.

Note: LiDAR data, when captured using capable devices, is included in the processing automatically when using the default Upload setting. Refer to the PIX4Dcatch FAQ for a list of compatible devices and for more information on how PIX4Dcatch uses LiDAR data.

PIX4Dcatch upload dialog iPhone

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.
  • Use classic image processing: The classic PIX4Dmapper based pipeline. This process will not include depth data from LiDAR capable devices.

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 see How to export PIX4Dcatch projects (iOS/Android).
2. Create a new project and start processing using PIX4Dmapper/PIX4Dmatic. For more information see:

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

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