PhotoModeler 2017.0.1/2 Releases

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

On May 4th, 2017 PhotoModeler version 2017.0.1 was released, and on May 26th, 2017 version 2017.0.2 was released.

These releases provide many small improvements and bug fixes, and a few interesting new features. View the summary list of changes, or the complete list.

The interesting new capabilities in these two releases are:

  • New UAS tutorials. With the introduction of an easier workflow to generate a textured surface model in a SmartMatch project, the UAS Tutorial has been re-recorded. There are now three new UAV/drone focused tutorials: Introduction, Orthophotos, and Ground Control Points. See tutorial list.
  • Planar textures in 3D views. The 3D viewer has a new texturing method option based on the new ortho-mosaic method released in 2017.0. This method is great for 2.5D objects. It is faster and produces higher quality results (better color balance, sharper, and better blending).
  • Planar textures on 3D model export. The new ortho-mosaic capability released in 2017.0.0 is now available when exporting a 3D model using the planar texture option. You get a 3d model with mapped UVs onto a single orthographic texture map. Suitable for 2.5D surfaces. It is faster, produces higher quality results (better color balance, sharper, and better blending), and the texture map file is contiguous.
  • Improved ortho-photo world file. The world file exported optionally with ortho-photos (you use these when importing the ortho-photo or ortho-mosaic into geo-aware software), has improved accuracy for more geographic coordinate systems.


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