To initiate a 3D Capture or 2D Capture you need to change the Vehicle Mode from Skills to 3D Scan. Your Vehicle Mode will persist through flights and power cycles.

Quick Steps

To change the Vehicle Mode:

Step 1 - Connect to Skydio 2   
Step 2 - Navigate to the device settings Drone_Settings.png
Step 3 - Select Drone > Vehicle Mode vehicle_mode_annotated2.jpg
Step 4 - Select 3D Scan select_3d.jpg
Step 5 - Select Reboot
    • Skydio 2 will automatically restart and reconnect to the Controller/Enterprise app

Step 6 - Check to ensure that your logs and media memory cards have been formatted

    • visit the 3D Scan Quick Start Guide for instructions

Step 7 - Select Start Scan

    • Acknowledge that you will comply with all local laws and FAA regulations 

Step 8 - Select your Scan Mode

    • 3D Capture or 3D Capture

Exit 3D Scan Vehicle Mode to regain access to the Skills Vehicle Mode:

    • land and navigate to the Device settings and change the Vehicle Mode to Skills. 


Explore More

Explore related articles for additional information

3D Scan Quick Start Guide

How to use 3D Capture with 3D Scan

How to use 2D Capture with 3D Scan


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