Newbie Newbie here…bought the easy install version of Webodm a few days ago…installed with no issues…went out with my drone and captured 102 images of a pony paddock…brought the pics home and processed them using Auto and and Fast Ortho…not to good so researched a little and processed again in node-odm 1 and the default setting…20minutes to process…the results are awesome…i literally nearly fell of my seat…8 gig of ram only…anyway…back to question…How can i share my 3d interactive to my friend so they can play with it too…do they need a certain software…will they be able to do measurements etc…Thanks in advance to anyone who can give me info…Regards from Terry1128
Hello, Welcome to this community
First, you can download 3D model after the process is completed. The button is in the left bottom of a task. When it already downloaded, extract that file to a folder. The 3D model was located there (*.Obj extension).
You can copy that folder to other. Please don’t forget copy another file in that folder since it contains “texture images” for your model.
For offline viewer, you can install and use Cloud Compare or Meshlab for viewing OBJ file.
If you want see the orthophoto, please download
Orthophotos from previous button. It will save it as GeoTiff format. Next, you can use
ArcGIS to see your map.
Thank you for your time…yes…i understand that and have downloaded all assets to a folder…but was wanting to send it to a friend who could also engage with the data like i do on Webodm…is there nothing exept webodm that can do that…
Regards from Terry
You can upload your results to DroneDB, you have a 2GB for free and you’ll be able to view orthophoto and point cloud.
Not yet 3d models, but they will some time.
Another option is to upload the results to Google Drive, there are some extensions you can use to view .obj files.
*OBJ files should almost always come with an MTL material library file. Both should be uploaded together, along with any textures
Glad you had success, and it looks like everyone gave you great suggestions on how to share the model.
Would you be able to share some screenshots here so we can see what you made too?
This was my first attempt…102 pics taken on the Autel Evo 2 640t thermal…took 20mins to process…i was amazed at the 3d map…checked all measurements and they were very precise…i also downloaded GCP pro to try and create GCP’s but the code for the software wont copy and paste into WebOdm…
The code is quite literal. You need to be very careful about copying JUST the exact text of the registration code (and this includes the Header/Footer blocks that say BEGIN and END):
===== BEGIN LICENSE ===== Name: USERNAME Quantity: 1 XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX ===== END LICENSE =====
Thanks Saijin…ive literally copied the exact text as i was supposed to but it wont paste into the activation box…you right click in the box but it doesnt give you the dropdown options…ive tried typing the exact text into the activation box but it doesnt activate the unlock button at the bottom…the button stays grey…Regards from Terry
You should be able to use the keyboard shortcut for paste on your platform (CTRL+V for Windows, WIN+V for Windows 10+, or COMMAND+V for MacOS).
If you need further help, PM me and I’ll schedule a remote session to troubleshoot with you.
You absolute wonder…thank you so much Saijin…it worked and is activated…now just need to find out how to use it…regards from Terry
Wow great result for such first attempt. Your first result was better than me before. BTW, I think you can do it more better by changing WebODM parameter such activate
min-feature=15000. The consequence, it will more heavy both of RAM and hard-disk. Of course more processing time too.
You can take the additional photos where the 3D model has holes. It better if you do it in same time and weather since it can affect the brightness, light direction, etc of your images.
Thanks for the info…will try that on my next attempt…
What a fantastic and heartwarming thread!
I just discovered this community and signed up after reading this and thinking, “wow, this is a supportive and non-intimidating area!”
Saijin…is there a tutorial anywhere on using GCP editor pro to make your own ground control points and how to use them in WebOdm please…regards from Terry
Yes…it is very good…
That’s the goal
If anyone is ever feeling like it’s not, please reach out to me via PM and I’ll do my best to correct things. We want an environment where everyone can collaborate, learn, and share!
Barry is working on a YouTube video for that. I just need to get some extra time to help them out a bit.
We have this documentation for the moment, but this too will be reworked:
Thanks Saijin…I read your GCP document…all this code is over my head…i think i need to see it in a video to get a grasp…Thanks
I use Sketchfab to share models with others. The free level has a size limit of 100MB for the model. I found that the PNG texture files are the largest part of my models. By converting the PNG files to JPG files I can substantially reduce the size of the model without visually hurting it. I wish there was an option in ODM to export the model using JPG files for instead of PNGs.
Thanks Gary…will have a look at Sketchfab…