AR Coverage Mesh allows you to monitor the photo coverage progress of your scan by displaying a live heatmap that updates as the drone captures scan images.

    • yellow indicates minimal coverage
    • purple indicates full coverage

Quick Steps

Step 1 - Select 3D Capture mode

Step 2 - Select the icon to display real-time AR photo coverage of your scan

Ensure coverage of key areas and enable the AR Coverage Mesh:

    • during the Explore phase
    • live while scanning
    • viewing the scan in the AR Observer
    • manual capture


AR Coverage Mesh toggled on during the scan


AR Coverage Mesh wireframe toggled on during the Explore step


Images are not captured during the explore phase, but the coverage mesh will show the low-poly map building process. 

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