MicMac is a photogrammetry software that allows users to take photos of different places, and they can then view them from all angles through the software. The platform helps users stay helpful in geographic studies and other such aspects as it allows users to view the area a location from every aspect. Moreover, the platform comes with versatile features, such as cartography, environment, forestry, heritage, and much more.
The software enables users to get a digitized picture of any building, monument, or area through it from any angle, and they can then study its architecture. Moreover, users can also perform 3D modelization on the areas and building to better understand it.
The software is suitable for every type of object, and they can easily take the picture and each and every detail of it with a few clicks. MicMac is an open-source project, which means developers can work on it to modify it according to their use. Lastly, it is developed at IGN and ENSG institutes with the purpose of the study the land and buildings.
Skycatch is an enterprise-grade drone mapping and data analytics software that provides aerial intelligence to users. The platform comes with capture, process, and measurement tools and enables users to visualize their mapping and images with ease. Moreover, it also offers one of the fastest time-to-data in the market and eliminates GCPs for safer data capture.
The platform also enables users to process data offline in the field, which they can then add to their data sources present in the cloud. Moreover, it offers precise and high fidelity 3D models of vertical surfaces and allows users to visualize all of their data in high precision 3D from home. Users can compare datasets and can track changes while they can create powerful 2D and 3D measurements.
Skycatch enables users to create and share analytics, and they can also share the progress of their visuals through the reports. Users can import and export all standard data types through it. Lastly, it offers 24/7 enterprise support and offers advanced accuracy training and certification to users.
Botlink is a platform that allows users to perform drone operations with ease and helps them to cover different areas of land with it. The platform helps users cover high-definition photos from the sky, and they can process these photos to create detailed maps. Moreover, users can also analyze and share the data in bold new ways, and they can also respond and take action on it in real-time.
The platform enables users to connect seamlessly with the drones, and that is how they can select the right drone for the right job. Furthermore, it allows users to experience fully automated takeoffs and landings, and they can capture the view from all angles.
Users can choose the type of survey they want and can select the flight plan accordingly. Botlink allows users to perform their job in multiple steps if they want, and they can pick up right from where they left. Moreover, it enables users to create high-definition maps through which they can study the land and areas better.
Regard3D is an open-source structure-form-motion program that helps users convert photos of an object into a 3D model of that object. The platform can easily work on multiple platforms and is based on powerful third-party tools and libraries. This software’s main purpose is to convert a 2D image into a 3D model.
The platform allows users to load the photos in JPG format, and they can generate a model from the three-dimensional module coordinates from standard 2D picture sequences. Users can also upload multiple images of the same object from different angles to create a holistic 3D model covering all the sides.
Moreover, users get a clean interface, and all the steps that are required for the 3D modeling are listed in sequence for the users. Regard3D also allows users to create a project, and they can add the picture set and upload it to the software. Moreover, the software can compute matches and detect all the key points in each image and match their dimensions to generate a model.
ContextCapture is a platform that allows users to create 3D models from simple photographs or point clouds. The platform is based on the concept of reality modeling that captures an infrastructure asset’s physical reality and creates a representation of it. This software is made by Bentley, which provides users with a real-world digital context in the form of a 3D reality mesh.
The platform helps recognize each digital component, and it can provide users with an intuitive way to navigate, find, view, and query their assets information. Moreover, users can use it to get many engineering, maintenance, or GIS workflows to provide precise real-world digital context for design and other operations. It enables users to generate spatially-classified ready-reality with accuracy at any desired level and scale.
ContextCapture quickly generates high-fidelity 3D models of any size for use in design and construction, and users can use the latest cloud technology to produce 3D models with photos quickly. Lastly, users can easily explore and measure reality meshes of any scale through it.
#5 PhotoModel3D GUI
PhotoModel3D GUI is a platform that has made the building of 3D models an easy task. Users can take pictures of the object they want to use, and they can take pictures from all the angles that must cover all the parts of the object. After this, users can run the program and click on start a new project to add photos.
Users can then add up to ten photos at a time in the software, and they can remove photos too if they want to from the photos they added in the software. Click on run the program, and it will start the process of converting the photos into a 3D model.
Users can see the progress of the conversion at the end of the software. After this, users can browse their 3D model results and click on the view option to see what it looks like. Once it is done, users can send this model to CAD software and adjust it according to their needs before it is printed.
Insight3d is a software that enables users to create 3D models from photos, and they can generate the model without any expertise and coding. The platform asks for a certain amount of photos to cover the whole scene or the whole object. Users can take these photos from their camcorder, digital camera, or phone, and they can cover all the angles while taking the photos.
The software then calculates the position of the object in space from each photo taken and added to provide the right dimensions to users. Once the dimension process is done, the software starts working on building the model for the users in the 3D form, and then they can download the file once it is done.
Insight3d allows users to take this file to any 3D printer where they can get a physical 3D model of the object whose photos were being taken. Lastly, it works on all operating systems and comes with a simple and understandable interface.
PhotoModeler is a powerful and flexible photogrammetry software that allows users to simply use their camera to measure and model the real world. The platform helps users extract measurements and models from the photographs and convert them into a 3D model. Moreover, users can also use it for fabrication, manufacturing, forensics, marine fabrication, architecture, and other such places.
The platform is of great use where accuracy is crucial and non-contact measurement important, and through it, users can generate the model with the right dimensions. It can also help users in saving their time and money while completing projects with easy methods. Furthermore, it also does not require any expensive hardware and supports a standard digital camera for the photos.
PhotoModeler starts with taking the photos, entering the photos in the software, and choosing the method of generating the model, and the work is done. Lastly, users can also review and measure the model generated, and they can export the file to a 3D printer for printing.
#8 3DF Zephyr
3DF Zephyr is a photogrammetry software that helps users in the creation of 3D models from 2D images. The platform helps users in the construction and designing industry perform such tasks easily by using simple tools without enhancing hardware capabilities.
Moreover, it also allows users to have complete control over the four 3D reconstruction steps, and users can control everything from camera orientation to the texture generation phase. The platform is versatile and also allows users to perform hundreds of different tasks on it with ease. Furthermore, users can also define their goals and let 3DF Zephyr tune all their goals into their needs and skills.
It enables users to get true orthophotos, digital terrain and surface models, etc. and much more. 3DF Zephyr also allows users to measure anything, and they can export data to the file format, which suits them best. The platform also comes with a free version that offers limited access, but the paid version offers complete access to all features.
Pix4Dmapper is a leading photogrammetry software that is used for professional drone mapping purposes. The platform capture the RGB, thermal and multispectral images with any camera, and users can use it to digitize the images in digital maps and 3D models with it. Moreover, it enables users to process projects with the software on the online process.
The platform offers control to users to assess, control, and improve the quality of their projects. It enables users to use quality reports to examine the generated results, details, and other quality indicators in the project. Users can accurately measure distances, areas, and volumes. Pix4Dmapper enables users to collaborate in the projects with the streamline project communication and teamwork.
Pix4Dmapper allows users to share project data and insights with the team selectively, and users can use standard file formats. Moreover, it offers survey-grade results to the users to help them get things easily and clearly. Lastly, users can use the default templates to process their projects, and they can change the settings accordingly.
ReconstructMe is a one-stop application for users who want to create 3D models in real-time. The platform is easy-to-use and allows users to digitize objects by simply moving the sensor around them. Moreover, it also comes with real-time performance and acts as an ordinary video camera that can move around the object to be captured, and in return, users will get a complete 3D model of the object.
The platform also offers a plug and plays sensor support that comes with a wide range of commodity RGBD sensors, and users can add different sensors to it. Furthermore, this software is for all kinds of models irrespective of their size and shape. Users can also perform all the reconstruction in metric space, and they do not need any extra scaling.
ReconstructMe comes with texture support capable of capturing and processing the object’s color information, and users can create printable selfies within no time. Lastly, it also has an easy setup, and users do not require any new hardware for its use.
openMVG is known as Open Multiple View Geometry, which is a library for computer vision scientists, and its main focus is on the community of MVG. The platform helps users to convert their 2D images into 3D models with easy to use software by keeping everything simple. Moreover, it targets readable code that is easy to use, and being open-source software, people from the MVG community can modify it.
The platform has been tested along with all of its features to ensure that it works fine and consistently has shown results. Moreover, its module consists of a collection of solvers for 2 to n-view geometry constraints that arise in multiple view geometry. Users get a generic framework that can embed the solvers for robust estimation.
openMVG offers different geometry views such as Homography, Fundamental matrix, essential matrix, triangulation, and Resection matrix. Moreover, users can get a complete library of vector operations, graph management and operations, and much more.
Insight3dng is a platform that allows users to create 3D models from the photos without any coding or excess expertise. The platform enables users to take photos of the object, they want to create a 3D model, and they can then take the photos from every possible angle. Moreover, it allows users to calculate the position in each photo’s space to know the amount of area it is capturing.
Users do not require any extra tool for taking the photo, they can perform this action with any of their digital camera or phone, but they must cover all sides. After the pictures are taken, they can be added to the software, and users can check the dimension of each side of the picture.
Insight3dng enables users to rotate the 3D object, which is made from the photos, to know the photos have covered all the places, and a streamlined model is generated. They can save the 3D model file and can export it to 3D printer software for its creation.
#13 Maps Made Easy
Maps Made Easy is a software that has made it easy for users when it comes to aerial map processing and hosting functionality. The platform allows users to make their own Orthophoto maps and 3D models without any branding, and it comes with no resolution limits. Moreover, it also enables users to get a new perspective, and they can make great maps which they can control with high-resolution imagery.
The platform comes with the most cutting-edge technology that helps users create 3D model maps through which they derive accurate orthophoto maps. Moreover, georeferencing helps users align images to known points on the ground, and users can accurately reference their map and overlay in many GIS systems.
Maps Made Easy comes with a stockpile volume measurement system that allows users to take measurements with ease from size, dimensions, and height, and they can track the volume of stockpiles. Furthermore, it comes with a mobile app that allows users to view everything from their iOS app and easily plan surveys through it.
WebODM is a drone mapping software that allows users to generate maps, point clouds, DEM, and 3D models from aerial images. Users can also run the software on the computer, and they can also use offline without any difficulty. Moreover, it comes with orthomosaics, which helps in georeferencing and allows users to create orthorectified maps. Users can also use its elevation models for georeferenced digital elevation models, and they can get 3D models in OBJ format.
The platform allows users to take measurements with ease, and they can track the stockpiles through the software. Moreover, it also offers such features that users can easily compute plants’ health, such as VARI, NDVI, GNDVI, and many other indexes. The software helps users to create and use Ground Control Points for additional accuracy.
WebODM comes with contours that help users to preview and export elevation contours to AutoCAD or GeoPackage. Users can use any camera from general phone to professional cameras and use any format for the pictures, such as JPGs or TIFFs.
#15 Sputnik Web
Sputnik Web is a platform that offers services to users in the field of online cartography. The platform helps create and publish maps unless the full potential of UAV with getting 3D models and provides users access to the projects without extra software. It enables users to create different types of cartographic materials, and they can upload aerial photographs from UAV.
The platform comes with a different and more refined measuring instrument through which users can take measurements on a 3D map. Users can measure the distance, areas, and height on the surface of the virtual globe and 3D models. Users can upload one or several GEO TIFF images as a georeferenced orthophoto, and they can overcome the issue of single GeoTIFF.
Sputnik Web allows users to mark a point on the map, and they link it with an outside resource, which will be shown on the same page. Moreover, users can take a picture of any building and create a 3D model after taking measurements of its size and area.
DroneDeploy is a platform that allows users to have interior and exterior visual data of any altitude, angle of their construction, or any other place. The platform offers everything from drone fleet management to complete site documentation and analysis to help the users in their operations. Users can harness the power of visual data to cut unnecessary scheduling hours, and they can save their money.
DroneDeploy enables users to gain a competitive edge to equip users with a powerful digital reconstruction, simplify the workflow, and streamline their processes. It offers customer service to users through different sources. Users can capture the complete view through its flight function, and they can view it from its mobile app.
DroneDeploy allows users to get live maps through in-field insights, and they can make decisions at the field edge with real-time drone mapping. Moreover, users can accurately explore the drone data through it to get accurate measurements and annotations. Lastly, it allows users to have a virtual walkthrough of their whole site through this software.
#17 Petro Outlet
Petro Outlet is a tool that allows users to manage and improve their C-store in the easiest way. The platform helps the managers of convenience stores to manage complex shift reports, easily change the item prices, and handles the sales data. Moreover, it comes to two modules: the owners and operators, and the others are for the distributors and brands.
The platform can be accessed through phone and computer, and users can always stay updated about the sales and working of their stores. It helps manage the hundreds of stations without breaking a sweat, and they can provide transaction-level insights about every store present in the software. The platform helps cut costs, make the stores more efficient, and keep users alert about suspicious transactions.
Petro Outlet offers consulting to these convenience stores to improve their working and teach them new processes to optimize their business. Users can create categories of their products, and they can drill down the products into different departments for better management and save time and money.
3DSOM is an amazing software that helps users to convert their photos into 3D models. The platform offers accurate 3D digitization of real-world objects for 3D print, e-commerce, mobile, and virtual reality applications. Users can capture the photos of the objects they want to see in the 3D model, and the software will process the whole conversion procedure.
The platform helps users get the right-sized digital model through which they can check their object measurements. It comes with a powerful set of geometry editing tools that can help refine the results of the model. It also comes with an automated masking capability, and users can use the interactive threshold selection for automatic masking.
3DSOM comes with a magic edge highlighter tool for semi-automatic masking, highlighting the edges of the 3D model. Moreover, users can precisely generate a surface with no voxel grid aliasing, and it comes with point cloud generation with the help of a powerful structure light solution. Lastly, it can accept up to 256 input images per project as JPEG, etc.
#19 Autodesk ReCap
Autodesk ReCap is a scanning software that helps users to create 3D models from imported photographs and laser scans. The platform offers a reality capture software for accurate, survey-grade 3D models, and users can process drone photography to create 3D representations of current site conditions, objects, and much more. Moreover, it provides project navigation features through which users can view an overhead map view side-by-side.
The platform allows users to set coordinates and orientation to set the XY axis for the user coordinate system in the overhead view. Furthermore, users can use high-precision GPS technology to avoid costly prep work in setting ground control points and getting survey-grade accuracy. It enables users to generate high-resolution orthoimages for large and small sites.
Autodesk ReCap helps in faster processing of images that have been imprinted, and users can get a more accurate User Coordinate System setting and can better values. Lastly, users can measure and edit point clouds, create videos to showcase their work, and scan the project during the project creation process.
#20 Neitra 3D Pro
Neitra 3D Pro is a platform that helps users in the 3D reconstruction process by converting their photographs into 3D models. The platform enables users to align their images robustly with the camera’s correct position and orientation in a computer-simulated 3D scene. Moreover, it is based on three things, detecting the features, robust matching of features, and calibrating using bundle adjustments.
The platform does not require any external patterns to the real-world scene to make the calibration possible, and users can capture anything anywhere. Moreover, it comes with a simplified auto segmentation that can flow the segmentation information from one image to another, making segmentation an automated process.
In the second stage of this software, users get a high-quality refined model in which every iteration is detailed and clear. Neitra 3D Pro comes with a stop button for the refining process, and users can stop it anytime to edit the model. Furthermore, it offers a high-quality texture, which provides realistic alive models that brings out every detail of the model.
ImageModeler is a platform that allows users to create a 3D model of an object from photos. The platform enables users to identify the objects’ common characteristics in each of the images displayed and can get it done with a single software. Moreover, it can automatically calculate the position, orientation, and characteristics of the camera through which they have taken the photo.
The platform enables users to define the angles of the image, and they can select the perspective from which they want to choose the model to be 3D printed. Moreover, it allows users to edit and modify the textures manually, and they can easily export the model to composition, animation, or CAD software. It also allows users to calibrate spatial coordinates from a single image for the 3D model.
ImageModeler can be used for different purposes, and users can model the scenes or buildings for architectural purposes and calculations and 3D surveys from photographs. Lastly, users can use it in the gaming industry for the creation of photo-realistic.
MeshRecon is a platform that allows users to create a 3D model of any image that they have taken from the camera. The platform working is simple, and they can easily scan any object they want to construct in 3D. Moreover, users can scan all the sides of the image of whom they want to create a 3D model.
The software comes with a simple setup, and users can put all of their images in the Image Folder, and they can run all the files they need for the 3D print. Lastly, the platform comes with an open-source feature, and they can easily modify the code.
Meshroom is a photogrammetric software that allows users to create 3D models and helps in camera tracking. The platform comes with an amazing workflow that offers high-quality 3D models, and users can use the GPUs to enhance the performance of their quality. Moreover, it comes with a scalable solution that enables users to manage images that come with a resolution of 1K.
The platform enables users to decimate their mesh, and retexture their mesh in the software after retopology in Blender. Moreover, it uses custom UVs or can generate them automatically in retexturing. It comes with the HDR Panorama workflow, which supports the fusion of Multi-bracketing HDR images into HDR. Users can estimate the fisheye circle in the photogrammetric, and users can take advantage of the motorized-head file.
Meshroom is easy to integrate into the render farm system, and users can add specific rules to select the most suitable machines regarding CPU, RAM, GPU, etc. It also comes with custom pipelines, and it comes as an open-source project which users can modify with ease.
#24 Agisoft Metashape
Agisoft Metashape is a comprehensive software that performs photogrammetric processing of digital images. It creates 3D spatial data used in cultural heritage documentation, GIS application, and all kind of visual effects productions for indirect measurement objects of several scales.
It is a simple yet powerful software that supports almost all the leading tools and features to make it a one-stop solution for both experts and beginners. The editor of this solution is quite easy to use and contains all the tools that you can easily use to complete your commercial products.
With this, you can design photogrammetric triangulation, 4D modules, add python scripts, panorama stitching, and much more. There is also has a huge library of objects that you can freely use in your commercial projects without any limit.
#25 123D Catch
123D Catch is a free and easy to understand platform for 3D design, electronics, and coding designed for teachers, kids, designers, and hobbyists to imagine and design anything. It is an advanced level solution that comes with all the leading tools and features to make and design anything.
With the help of this, you can easily create 3D models, manipulation of virtual clay, make the creation of low-tech LOM style solid models, and create creatures, and much more. One of the best facts about this platform is that it has a massive gallery of 3D objects to help you easily and quickly design your model.
123D Catch is best for both beginners and experts and has an active community of designers where they share their experience to teach beginners. Its most prominent feature includes templates, simple editor, design own 3D model, print your design and export a slice of your model, etc.
RealityCapture is state-of-the-art software used to convert images into 3D models that can define the locations and objects in a better way. The platform allows users to create virtual reality scenes, textured 3D meshes, orthographic projections, geo-referenced maps, and much more. It comes with a scan and shares technology that enables users to create their model fast and easily with the software’s guide.
The platform enables users to use it for creating 2D and 3D maps of any place, and they can save these maps and integrate them anywhere they want. Moreover, users can create realistic assets to understand objects better, and users can create whole physical environments for display.
RealityCapture enables users to have an authentic digital double or 3D asset, and users can get a full-body scan through it. Furthermore, users can cover the whole body from all angles to generate a 3D model later in the software. Lastly, users can use it to create 3D model objects from pictures to save their time in 3D printing processes.
OpenSfM is a motion-based software for structuring that lets you build elegant 3D models using the images. The software provides you with all the effective tools for your 3D design, and you have all the functions available as far as your design is concerned. OpenSfM is making its presence because of its extreme ability to a 3D reconstruction. Still, few steps are involved in that, such as feature detection, matching, SfM reconstruction, and dense matching.
The building is easy with access code with the help of cloning the repository and its submodules. The dataset structure is always up to the mark with the correct and most accurate format. There are more to offer with geometric models, camera coordinate, incremental reconstructional algorithm, reporting, code documentation, and python two or three compatibilities. Moreover, it has been easier to split a large dataset into smaller sub-models; this way, the reconstruction process will speed up.
COLMAP is a reputable SfM and MVS software that comes with a graphical command-line interface. The software allows you to make 3D designs and structures using the images with tools and features available with the package. The functional software offers a wide range of possibilities for the reconstruction of ordered and unordered image collections. There are multiple things to look forward to with COLMAP, such as multi-view stereo, sparse reconstruction, importing and exporting, database management, dense reconstruction, and more.
There are different datasets designed for COLMAP for resolution and different angles; this way, you can design what you are looking for. The software features a graphical user interface that provides access to most of the available functionality, and in real-time, you can visualize all the reconstruction process. You have various model viewer control such as rotate, zoom, change, select adjust clipping plane, and more to add.