With PIX4Dcatch installed on your device, you are now ready to capture your dataset. There are several things to consider when doing this.
Plan the mission ahead to ensure the best results. Once you have identified and assessed the subject you can begin to create an acquisition plan.
1. Launch PIX4Dcatch.
2. Determine the optimal path to take. Depending on the subject matter and size of the area, you can take a circular or linear capture path. For larger areas, the use of multiple parallel paths can be considered as well. Once the path has been identified, be sure to remove or notate potential hazards along the route.
- Orbital captures should include overlap over the initial starting point when possible. i.e. 380 degrees.
- When following a linear path try to avoid doubling back along the same path.
- When using parallel paths ensure some overlap on the sides.
With a plan in place, it is time to acquire the dataset. The following tips will help you get started right.
Illustration showing better practices when capturing.
1. Tap the record icon , and slowly move the device to start capturing. The app will automatically start capturing images based on the selected settings.
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.
2. If necessary, tap the pause icon to pause the recording. Tap the record icon to start recording again.
3. After the capturing is completed, tap to save the captured images.
After finishing the mission, a project is created and images are stored on the device.
With your saved project you are ready to process it or start a new project.
Refer to Processing the images for more information on how to process.
Refer to How to export PIX4Dcatch projects (iOS/Android) for more information on how to export your project.