Get JPG files from the 360° view

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Get JPG files from the 360° view

Post by Sebastienhec » Fri May 17, 2019 4:01 pm


I am in a project where I need to create 360° views from my scan positions (in greyscale color). In some ways, it will looks like the scan explorer, but really easier to use.
To do this, I need 360° cylinder or cubic images from my scan position.
We are using Faro scanners, with no pictures taken (only grayscale). For some reasons, I cannot use the preview made by the scanner on the SD card.

I tried few things :
- Creating image from TZF : It creates a cubic image, only if it is a colored scan
- Creating a Thumbnails : it makes a terrible picture

It is frustrating, because I know that the picture displayed in the scan Explorer is stored inside the TZF file, but I can't have direct access to it.

I tried to find a way to get these images from an exported E57 file, but I found nothing.

Do you have any idea ?


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Re: Get JPG files from the 360° view

Post by TommyMaddox » Fri May 17, 2019 10:03 pm

Although this workflow doesn't take place inside RW (and I'm really not interested in stepping on any toes here), I will suggest a no-cost work-around for you to consider since you are using FARO Scanners.

1. Download SCENE LT (Free)

2. Import/Process the scans

3. Export the compensated grayscale panorama at the scan resolution (In this case it was a 2MP JPEG file for a 1/5 resolution no color scan. For a 1/4 resolution color scan, the file size was a 4MP JPEG file.

If you take color scans, you can also export a full resolution color panorama (up to 5x HDR or the hybrid LI-HDR) image, which can be quite a bit larger.

*Note that you can also batch export images from all scans in a project, or from all scans in specific clusters.

This feature was added last year in the SCENE 2018 release.

Let me know if this is helpful for you.

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