Why I didn't renew my RealityCapture license

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    Aaron Curtis
    Also the 3D browser is terrible. It has no way to control the roll axis or move the camera orbit center. That's the one bug I've brought up which none of the RC people on the forum seem to quite understand, which is crazy.
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    Wishgranter
    Hi Aaron Curtis
    just a quick note, when you have selection, then you can use ARROW keys to change an image ( from that selection )

    as for the actual tie control points (CPs), it’s all about experience, and I can say I’ve never needed to use more than 4 images, it’s about proper control point placement.
    In short, in the inspected area of interest, look for possible control points ( similarity to other images ) and place them in ONE image, say all 4-5 CPs, and just then change the images to add the CPs in particular (remaining ) images, this way it’s much more efficient than trying to have 4 images on the screen and changing them even in different components..

    First adding CPs in one component and just then switching to other ones ( to save time on reload + not losing selection etc. )

    The key here is the real experience, doing it on large scale needs very good planning....
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    Aaron Curtis
    Hi Wishgranter, I'm very interested in this arrow keys thing. I just tried on a friend's license but can't get it to work. Can you explain more?

    As for having to place lots of control points on one image before switching to the next, this is a reasonable thing to do with, say, a house, but very very difficult for a big cliff where you are using cracks that all look exactly the same. Nearly impossible remember or write down which one is which as you switch between images so it would be much easier if you could do one control point on multiple images, and then do the next.
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    Wishgranter
    Hi Aaron Curtis
    when you have a selection of cameras, click in the particular 2D view ( so that it’s ACTIVE) and use the left or right ARROW key to flip images through the selection...
    From my experience it’s better to place few control points in one image and then place them in the remaining images... try it..
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    Aaron Curtis
    WOW, that makes an enormous difference in the usability!!
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    Aaron Curtis
    And wow, the Help has improved by leaps and bounds. Now if only the UI would become sensible (especially the 3D UI, which still seems to have no way to roll), maybe I will get myself another license. The colors thing is still a really clunky, stupid, system, but with the arrow key things I can just about put up with it.
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    Aaron Curtis
    In case anyone is wondering why I'm still posting about RC, it's because I am using a license I convinced my institution to buy. My personal license expired weeks ago. My institution's license will expire soon too and I am really on the edge about recommending that they renew... the SfM engine in RC is the best I've used and RC is consistently improving... just a question of whether to continue putting up with the UI and spotty customer service...
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