Retrieve valuable contextual scan data post-flight. To access the files and photos off of your device, use a USB-C to USB-C cable to transfer files from your drone to a computer. Read How to offload media from Skydio X10 for more information.  

Creating 3D Reconstructions

Read our article How to create 3D reconstructions for more detailed instructions for creating models in DroneDeploy, Pix4D, RealityCapture and Bentley Context Capture. 

To create a 3D reconstruction model, upload your files to your preferred photogrammetry software program (such as DroneDeploy or Bentley).

After offloading your files to a desktop or laptop, upload your JPGs to your preferred photogrammetry software. 

[note] Some photogrammetry platforms allow the use of thermal images to create reconstructions. Note that if you changed color palettes mid-scan, this may negatively affect the quality of your reconstruction. [/note]

3D Scan files

When transferring your data, you will see two folders:

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DCIM - Digital Camera Images

Contains a subfolder titled 100SKYDO which houses low-resolution video files (.LRV) of your scan. You will not need these files to create 3D reconstructions. 

Scans

Contains individual scans titled by scan name followed by a UTC timestamp. 

[info] Example: 3D_Capture__2021-05-20T19-50-55.135854+00-00 [/info]

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File types

Capture_Report.html

Includes a report with the summary of your scan details. Click this to view a webpage that outlines the following information:

  • Scan ID
  • Time and date
  • GPS location
  • Scan setting details (scan mode, overlap, sidelap, scan passes etc.)
  • Scan area 
  • Number of pillars set
  • Number of batteries used
  • Total flights and flight time
  • Total number of images (captured manually and autonomously) 

 

Pix4D_geolocation.csv

  • A file that includes metadata specifically for use in Pix4DMapper

Coverage_within_params.gltf

  • Graphics Language Transmission Format (.glTF)
  • A standard file format for models
  • Specific to 3D Capture
  • Displayed in the Edge Model Viewer

Ground_plane_coverage.gltf

  • Graphics Language Transmission Format (.glTF)
  • A standard file format for models
  • Specific to Map and Surface Capture
  • Displayed in the Edge Model Viewer

Vehicle_textured_mesh.gltf

  • Graphics Language Transmission Format (.glTF)
  • Created when an Onboard Model is generated

Scan_output.pbuf

  • This file contains serialized metadata about your scans
  • You will not need this to create 3D reconstructions, but it is used to enable
    the Edge Model Viewer
  • Do not delete this file

Joint Photographic Experts Group (.JPG)

  • A JPG file is a digital image format containing compressed image data
  • These are the images you captured during your scan
  • You will need these files for creating reconstructions in photogrammetry software programs

 

Digital Negative (.DNG)

  • A DNG file is a RAW image format file, meaning it is not compressed and retains all original photo data
  • A DNG file is larger
    than a JPG file since it stores image data.
  • If you enabled DNG capture during your scan, you will need these files for creating
    reconstructions in photogrammetry software programs

Photo_thumbnails

  • A folder within the "scans" folder
  • Used by Onboard Modeling
  • Contains copies of your scan photos at a lower resolution (1920x1440)

 

Orthotile.PNG

  • Generated with a Map or Surface Capture
  • Files used to generate the orthomap

 

Orthomap.tiff and Orthomap_pyramid.tiff

  • Tagged Image File Format (.tiff)
  • Generated with a Map or Surface Capture
  • A file format used for storing high-quality images
  • The file titled orthomap_pyramid is optimized for viewing the Edge Model Viewer on a laptop or in Skydio Cloud

Explore More

How to create Onboard Maps and Models with Skydio X10

3D Scan capture settings overview with Skydio X10

Getting Started Skydio X10

 

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