PLANNING YOUR CAPTURE PATH

Planning a capture path is essential to getting a complete 3D site model. Follow these planning steps to ensure clear images, accurate measurements, and easy model alignment.

STEP 1: DETERMINE CAPTURE ZONES AND TIME LENGTH BASED ON SIZE OF PROJECT

  • Capture each floor separately. 
  • Approximately 1000 sq. ft. may be captured in 1 minute. Spaces with many small rooms or congested areas take longer and open spaces may be capture faster.
  • If the space is larger than 30,000 sqft, then consider splitting the capture into multiple captures.

STEP 2: REVIEW THE FLOOR PLAN FOR THE BEST CAPTURE PATH.

This should include noting:

  • Determine start point on the drawing, follow a path that covers the entire location, and return past the start point to close the loop and end at a different point.
  • Adequate lighting in areas being captured
  • Spending more time in large spaces
  • Removing obstacles or walking around them 
  • Include redundancy in your path

STEP 3: MAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS YOU WILL NEED TO WALK SLOWLY:

  • Dark areas
  • Around corners 
  • Narrow spaces
  • Through Doorways

Also – review these CAPTURE BEST PRACTICES.

    STEP 4: READY TO CAPTURE!

    Once Steps 1,2,3 are clear you’re ready to take take you first capture. Here is an example of a good capture path ( in green) and a bad capture path (in yellow).

    IT’S GOING TO TURN OUT GREAT!

    NEXT: TAKE YOUR CAPTURE.

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