ContextCapture CONNECT Edition
Create 3D Models from Simple Photographs
With ContextCapture, you can quickly produce the most challenging 3D models of existing conditions for infrastructure projects of all types, derived from simple photographs. Without the need for expensive, specialized equipment, you can quickly create and use these highly detailed 3D reality meshes to provide precise real-world context for design, construction, and operations decisions for use throughout the lifecycle of projects.
You can reliably and quickly produce 3D models of any scale, from objects of a few centimeters to entire cities using ContextCapture. There is no limit in the precision of the resulting 3D model, other than the resolution of the input photographs.
Affordable, Precise 3D Models
You can affordably develop precise reality meshes with less investment of time
and resources in specialized acquisition devices and associated training because
you can easily produce 3D models using photos taken with an ordinary camera,
resulting in fi ne details, sharp edges, and geometric accuracy.
Confi dence to Model any Scale Project
You can confi dently and reliably deliver highly detailed models in less time
without the risk of software limitations because you can automate the
production of models of virtually any size and/or precision, much faster than
previously possible. Thanks to general-purpose computation on graphics
processing units (GPGPU) and multi-core computing, ContextCapture can
process about 15 gigapixels per day and per computer.
Integrate Models into any Workflow
You can access and share these rich models of existing conditions for use in any
CAD or GIS workfl ow by easily and consistently sharing information, consumable
and accessible on desktop and mobile devices, in many formats, including for
native use within MicroStation ® .
ContextCapture has two main modules, the Master and Engine. The Master
provides a graphical user interface to defi ne input data, processing settings,
submit processing tasks and monitor progress as well as visualize results.
The Engine runs on a computer in the background, without user interaction and
performs the computationally intensive algorithms. Thanks to this master-worker
pattern, ContextCapture supports grid computing and dramatically reduces
processing time simply by running multiple ContextCapture engines on several
computers and working on a shared job queue.
Integrate Georeferenced Data
ContextCapture also natively supports several types of positioning data including
GPS tags and control points. It can also import any other positioning data through
position/rotation import or complete block import. This enables you to precisely
measure coordinates, distances, areas, and volumes.
Perform Automatic Aerotriangulation/Reconstruction
Fully calibrate all images by automatically identifying the relative position and
orientation of each photo. Employ automatic 3D reconstruction, texture mapping,
and highly accurate models thanks to ContextCapture’s unique 3D mesh
“ With ContextCapture, we’re able to automatically construct highly detailed 3D models of virtually any size for our clients, faster and at much less cost than with traditional methods. We think ContextCapture is going to revolutionize the geospatial industry.“
— David Byrne Technical Director at AEROmetrex
- Data acquision guide
- Generate 2D and 3D GIS models
- Perform automatic aerotiangulation and 3D reconstruction
- Visualize, analyze, and measure reality meshes prior to final production.
- Visualize, manipulate and edit reality modeling data