• ContextCapture Center - 3D models of any scale from simple photographs

    ContextCapture Center

    3D models of any scale from digital photographs

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ContextCapture Center

With ContextCapture Center, you can quickly produce even the largest and most challenging 3D models of existing conditions for infrastructure projects of all types, including scales as large as entire cities, derived from any digital photographs, including support for the most sophisticated aerial camera systems, including UAVs acquisition systems. Without the need for expensive, specialized equipment, you can quickly create and use these highly detailed 3D reality models to provide precise real-world context for design, construction, and operations decisions for use throughout the lifecycle of projects.

Develop precise reality meshes, affordably, with less investment of time and resources in specialized acquisition devices and associated training. You can easily produce 3D models using photos taken with an ordinary camera, resulting in fine details, sharp edges, and geometric accuracy.

You will have the confidence to reliably deliver any size or resolution model in less time without risks of software limitations. You can create highly detailed models of virtually any size and/or precision, up to city scale, much faster than previously possible thanks to support for parallel processing using multiple computers.

You can access and share these rich reality meshes of existing conditions for use in any CAD or GIS workflow. You can easily and consistently share information, consumable and accessible, on desktop and mobile devices, in many formats, including native use within MicroStation. You can even leverage a software development kit to create custom solutions to fit your unique organizational needs.

To explore these ContextCapture models, on a desktop computer, click the middle mouse button to rotate or right button to pan and scroll wheel or left button to zoom. On a touch device, simply pinch and twist too rotate and pinch to zoom. Additional commands for measuring and display styles are available from the menu at the top right corner of the window. 

    • Employ scaleable computing power
    • ContextCapture
  • Consume imagery from many cameras and sensor types

    • Utilize a wide variety of cameras, from smartphones to highly-specialized airborne or terrestrial multidirectional acquisition systems. Take advantage of any available image format and metadata to create 3D models.
  • Employ scalable computing power

    • Speed production with the ability to use the latest computing systems for desktop and cluster processing units with the ability to leverage GPU computing, multi-core computing, advanced bundle block adjustment, tiling mechanisms, task queuing and monitoring, grid computing, and ultra large project management.
  • Generate 2D and 3D GIS models

    • Produce accurate georeferenced 3D models using a full range of geospatial data types including true orthophotos, point clouds, raster digital elevation models and Esri I3S format. Includes an SRS database interface to ensure interoperability with your GIS solution of choice.
  • Generate 3D CAD models

    • Produce 3D models using a range of traditional CAD formats such as STL, OBJ or FBX, point cloud formats, as well as innovative multiresolution meshes like the Bentley open 3MX to ensure your models are accessible in your modeling environment.
  • Integrate positioning data

    • Leverage ground control points or GPS tags to precisely georeference models. This enables you to geocoordinate your project and accurately measure coordinates, distances, areas, and volumes.
  • Measure and analyze model data

    • Save time getting accurate answers by performing precise measurements of distances, volumes, and surface areas directly within the 3D viewing interface.
  • Perform automatic aerotriangulation and 3D reconstruction

    • Fully calibrate all images by automatically identifying the relative position and orientation of each photo. Employ automatic 3D reconstruction, texture mapping, and retexturing of ties and reconstruction constraints to ensure highly accurate models.
  • Publish and view Web-ready models

    • Produce models of any size that are optimized for Web publishing, and that can be viewed using a free plugin Web viewer. This enables instant sharing and visualization of 3D models on the Web.
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Sample ContextCapture Models

Explore a variety of sample 3D reality meshes created using ContextCapture.

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