Sync your 3D Scan media from Skydio Cloud to your DroneDeploy dashboard. DroneDeploy offers a REST-based API integration with Skydio Cloud for seamless post-production modeling of your 3D Scan images. You will need to configure your Skydio Cloud and Media Sync API integration. 

[info text="This is available for DroneDeploy Teams  and Enterprise subscribers."]


    • Skydio Administrative access
    • DroneDeploy Administrative access
    • Computer with Internet

Quick Steps

Step 1 - Log into
Step 2 - Set up your Skydio Cloud account: Getting Started with Skydio Cloud

Step 3 - Add Wireless Networks

    • Select the Settings gear menu
    • Select Network
    • Select Add New Network
    • Input the SSID (name of your wireless network)
      Skydio 2: compatible with 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz networks
      Skydio 2+ and Skydio X2: compatible with 5 GHz networks
    • Input the password
    • Select Add New Network


For more detailed instructions and advanced wireless network guidelines, visit:
How to Add a Network to Skydio Cloud

Step 4 - Choose media to upload

    • Select the Settings icon
    • Select Media Upload
    • Select the type of media to upload


Step 5 - Power on the drone

Step 6 - Log into the Skydio Controller using your Skydio Cloud organization registered username and password.

Step 7 - Sync your Skydio Cloud features

    • Select the INFO menu
    • Select your drone
    • Select Cloud Settings
    1. Select Download features from Cloud to sync from Skydio Cloud to your controlling device.
    2. Select Sync Settings to Drone to sync Skydio Cloud settings from your controlling device to your drone.


Step 8 - Plug in the drone to power

    • Media Sync to Skydio Cloud is triggered when the vehicle is connected to power.

For more detailed instructions visit: How to Use Skydio Cloud Media Sync

Step 9 - Generate a Skydio API token:

    • Select Settings
    • Select API Tokens
    • Select Generate Token

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Step 10 - Name your token

Step 11 - Select Permissions:

  • Scans: Read-Only

Step 12 - Select Save

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Step 13 - Copy Token

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[info text="Your Skydio API token is only available during the active login session or until the page is refreshed."] 

Step 14 - Log in to your DroneDeploy account

Step 15 - Enter API token (only required for first-time setup)

    • Create a new or navigate to an existing DroneDeploy project
    • Select the Upload tab
    • Select Skydio Sync in the left-side navigation menu
    • Paste and enter the Skydio API Token 

After your Skydio API token is validated, you can choose the Skydio 3D Scans to sync to your project.

Reach out to DroneDeploy Customer Support if Skydio Sync does not display. 


Step 16 - Sync your Skydio scans

    • Stay in your current project or create/open a new one
    • Select the Upload tab
    • Select Sync Scans in the left-side navigation menu

if there are Skydio 3D Scans available within a 10 km vicinity of a project, they will be listed here.


Step 17 -  Select the Skydio 3D Scans that you want to sync to your DroneDeploy project

    • Select Sync Scans
    • DroneDeploy will retrieve your 3D Scan images and begin to render a model
    • Project members will receive an email when the model is complete


[note text="API Tokens should be kept secret! They grant access to your organization's data in Skydio Cloud (media, flights, vehicles, user emails, etc.)."]


[accordion heading="Formatting requests to the Skydio API"]

All requests to the Skydio API should contain an Authorization header with your API Token. Requests to the API should be formatted like this:



curl -X 'GET' \

  '' \

  -H 'accept: application/json' \

  -H 'Authorization: <api_token_here>'


Unable to access Skydio Cloud

Go to

    • enter your email address
    • enter the verification code sent to your email address

[info text="Ensure that you are logging in to your mobile device with the same email address that has been provisioned on Skydio Cloud."] 

Have you set up your Skydio Cloud?

You will need to configure your Skydio Cloud account before you can upload flight telemetry. See Getting Started with Skydio Cloud. Any media captured prior to configuring your Skydio Cloud will not sync. 

Is the vehicle claimed in Skydio Cloud?

Vehicles are not automatically associated with an organization, you will need to claim the vehicles that you want in your fleet:

Step 1 - Select Settings

Step 2 - Select Devices

Step 3 - Select Claim Device

Step 4 - Enter vehicle WiFi (eg Skydio2: - xxxx)

The vehicle tab displays a list of associated vehicles ID 

[info]You cannot claim a vehicle associated with another organization. You cannot delete a vehicle. If you receive this error message  or need to delete a vehicle, contact Skydio Customer Support[/info]

Explore More

For additional information visit: 

Skydio API Documentation

Getting Started with Skydio Cloud

Media Sync Troubleshooting

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