In this article:
Important: This article, as well as the following ones in this section, are based on the PhotoMesh 7.6.0 - Quick Start Tutorial which can be downloaded from here.
Creating a New PhotoMesh Project
- Click Start > Skyline PhotoMesh > PhotoMesh.
- Click the PhotoMesh button , and then click New (CTRL+N). The New Project dialog box is displayed.
- In the Name field, type “MyFirstPhotoMeshProject”.
- In the Path field, browse to .\6.0 - Quick Start Tutorial\Project\ (Full path required) and click OK. A new PhotoMesh project is created.
- All the paths referenced in the manual are relative to the extracted 6.0 - Quick Start Tutorial folder.
- If there is no network access, the Terrain Database dialog is displayed, in which you can select a different terrain database. Select the second option button: PhotoMesh default local terrain database.
Adding Photos to the Project
Photos can be loaded/imported into PhotoMesh using any of the following methods:
- Load photo files from disk (Home > Add > Photos > Load File(s)… or Load Folder…)
- Load an Excel/XML file with a list of photos, their file paths, and all photos and photo collection information, e.g., GPS tags, omega phi kappa values, focal length, and pixel size (Home > Add > Photos > Load From List)
- Extract individual frames from a video file and load them as image files (Home > Add > Photos > Load Video (FMV))
- Import photos with their metadata so you can skip the AT process (Home > Add > Photos > Import Tool…)
In this tutorial, we demonstrate the Excel photo list import. Click here to learn about alternative ways to load photos.
- On the Home tab, in the Add group, from the Photos drop-down list select Load From List. The Open dialog is displayed.
- Browse to .\PhotoMesh7.6.0 - Quick Start Tutorial\Photos\Frederick.xlsx and then click Open. The photos are loaded into the project and added to the Project Tree.
Project Tree after the Photo Import
- On the Home tab, in the Area group, from the AT Area drop-down list select Fly to Area to fly to the project area.
- Click the PhotoMesh button , and then click Save (Ctrl+S) to save the project.