Does RC use the photos taken from the scanner to texture a model?

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    Erik Kubiňan CR

    Hello Mr. Reynolds 

    If you don’t import the photos from scanner, then it is the colored points being used. 

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    Shane Reynolds

    Hello Erik,

    The scanner captures images and then stitches them into a panoramic image to use to color the points. When I export the registered scans as .e57 files, I was under the impression that RC is using the images that are included in each .e57 file. 

    Are you saying I need to manually import the images taken by the scanner (not the panoramic image) and try to get those to align with the point cloud in RC using more of a photogrammetry method? I have looked at the images the scanner takes, before they are stitched into a panoramic image and they are just narrow images with the scanner itself taking up most of the photo. There would be almost no overlap between those images. 

     

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    Erik Kubiňan CR

    Hello Mr. Reynolds,

    RC creates multiple images from the color points stored in the .e57 file when converting them to the LSPs. So basically when you are texturing your scan in the RealityCapture it already uses images cut from the "panorama". You can check those images after drag and dropping the LSPs from 1Ds window to 2D.

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