FAQ Agisoft PhotoScan
  • Hello, I have a problem with PhotoScan, when I go to File / Import because I find all the commands in gray?

Hello, you should first create a new Chunk to activate those functions of the Import menu.

  • Hello, i want to reconstruct old houses and temples from photos, is that possible on the standard version or i should be needing the professional version to do that?

To reconstruct the objects simply the Standard version is sufficient, in this case it is possible to dimension and resize the object only after having exported it; the interactive pdf format performs this function well. I recommend buying the professional version for more detailed work and in which you want to save on post-production times and then dimension or resize the object with the markers already present in the work area.

  • Good evening, what is the best way to take pictures (with drone) for a façade?

The best way to take photos for the return of a facade is of the type parallel to its main length and inclined to capture any third dimensions of a newsstand or bas-relief. With the drone the closer you get the more you have detail, with a distance of 4 or 5 meters you should already have a fair result.

  • Hello, I would like to rebuild a model of 600/700 photos, to be able to save time, I’d better split into more chunks?

Dividing in more Chunks you actually get the opposite result to what you wanted. PhotoScan works by interpolating photographs for a minimum area of 40% and needs all the images necessary to interlace one photo with the other; also breaking or cropping the meshes the program must take into account the overall bond both for the alignment and for the union of all the single pieces in a single mesh.

  • Why can not I zoom in on a (large) model exported to pdf?

The problem is certainly caused by an oversizing of the polygons that you could solve with the Decimate mesh command before exporting, but being careful not to get to lose the detail you need for a good final result.