With PIX4Dcatch installed on the device, it is now ready to capture a project.
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It is a good idea to plan a capture route for the best results. Determine an optimal direction to take. Depending on the subject matter and size, circular and/or linear capture paths can be followed. For larger subjects, the use of multiple parallel paths(horizontal or vertical) can be considered with adequate overlap between paths.
Illustration showing better practices when capturing.
1. Tap the record button and slowly move the device to start capturing. The app will automatically start capturing images based on the selected settings.
2. If necessary, tap the pause button to pause the recording. Tap the record button to start recording again.
iOS and Android users who have LiDAR or ToF sensors in their devices can use the Live Preview feature to gain insight into what is being captured.
Use the live preview to help see what is captured.
3. After the capture is complete, tap to save the captured project. The cancel button can be used to abort a project while capturing.
After tapping the button, a capture report will be displayed for review.
PIX4Dcatch Capture Report
The report displays information to review before saving a project. Information displayed:
- Project Name.
- Images - Number of images taken for the capture.
- Tap to center the project.
Tap to access:
- Toggle the camera positions visibility.
- Toggle Sparse point cloud. Available for devices with a TOF and/or LiDAR sensor. Tie points will be displayed for devices without these sensors.
- Close the menu.
After tapping Save, the project is created and stored on the device.
With the project saved, it can be uploaded for processing or the device is ready to start a new project.
Processing a PIX4Dcatch project for more information on how to process.
How to export PIX4Dcatch projects (iOS/Android) for more information on how to export your project to save or process locally.