How to access 3D Scan data
Retrieve valuable contextual scan data post-flight. To access the photos off of your device, you must remove the microSD card from your drone. Use any microSD or SD card reader to view and copy your full-resolution photos to your personal computer.
Accessing Scan Data
Step 1 - Insert the Media Card into a card reader
Step 2 - Locate the card reader in your file manager
Step 3 - Select the scans folder and locate your desired scan
[note] Folder titles include the scan name followed by a UTC timestamp. Example: scans/Scan_Name__2021-06-02T19-50-55..135854+00-00 [/note]
Step 4 - View, copy and share the scan files as-needed
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).
Step 1 - Complete steps 1-5 in the Accessing Scan Data section above
Step 2 - Import the JPGs into your preferred photogrammetry software program
[note] If you completed a scan using Skydio X2 Color/Thermal with thermal images enabled, ensure you remove any thermal images before uploading to a third party photogrammetry provider. [/note]
Insert the media card into your computer to display folders:
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.
- 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]
Includes a report with the summary of your scan details. Click this to view a webpage that outlines the following information:
Joint Photographic Experts Group (.JPG)
Digital Negative (.DNG)
Explore related articles for additional information
How to use 3D Capture with 3D Scan
How to use 2D Capture with 3D Scan
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