ppi projects not portable?

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    Erik Kubiňan CR

    The images are re-usable, so basically you go in the field do a draft alignment to see the weak and the strong spots and then create a whole new project in house where the alignment will of course take much longer with the stronger settings. One of the reasons for the lock is our security but it is planned to be removed in the future. I cannot guarantee when exactly but the will to remove the lock is there.

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    Karsten Becker

    ok great my main concern is loosing my projects if i move to a different machine so as long as i can address this in the future it would be great

    for now the ability to see drafts in the field is very helpful without having to pay for a licence just to work remotely

    we are also trying out the ppi workflow along with the monthly licence workflow to see how they help each other

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    Karsten Becker

    well i am really unable to migrate a ppi project to another machine for processing and licencing as ppi :(

    on my field machine i have added control points to align everything and ensure my photos are adequate

    but when trying to export my control points along with the images to the larger system for at work for processing i have to also licence my inputs just to get the control points out...

    if i could at least export my control points then i could load the images and the control points, do my hires processing and the licence my inputs to get the 3d model out...

    will this restriction be removed as well or is it here to stay... not seeing the advantages to ppi in a multi workstation workflow

    also trying to process large scenes at hi-res takes days on a field laptop and i have not been able to complete the process once due to multiple crashes all the time and the tress on the hardware due to low ram / cpu issues

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    Erik Kubiňan CR

    I don't have any specific information about the export of Control Points, but I doubt this would become possible.
    Regarding the on field processing, we cannot make this easy for "any" laptop but I am quite sure that if you don't go for a detailed calculation but more of a preview this can be done quite fast even on a lower configuration. If you wish to work between projects and on multiple machines, then I suggest you to consider getting a PGM license, it would be more viable for such workflow.

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    Karsten Becker

    yes i get it - if i can export control points then i can defeat the entire PPI ssytem so no worries there !!

    so using in the field for preview works fine and for small jobs as well that dont need big hardware

    but the ability to run PPI jobs on other machines would be great (maybe ofter licenceing inputs ?)  so if i loose the machine they were created on i dont loose the entier project !

    thanks!!!

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    Erik Kubiňan CR

    That of course does make sense Sir. As I have mentioned in various threads, this lock is really planned to be removed in the future. But, even I don't know when exactly this will be.

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    Chris Davies

    Any news on this unlock? I just bought a new computer and tried to load a project to work on it. It was created on my old computer

     

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    Erik Kubiňan CR

    Not yet unfortunately Sir. I am quite sure there will be an announcement about this when it comes alive. It is quite a big thing.

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    Chris Davies

    I am using the same images but completely reprocessing them. I think I can see that the licenses have transported across so I won't have to pay again. It's just the project files that are not portable. Is this correct?

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    Erik Kubiňan CR

    Right, the data is completely reusable. An L icon would show next to the images in the image list if these are licensed.

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    Cosmo Kramer

    Hi RC support,

     

    Any update on the unlock? This would be very useful for our process and so we're trying to understand if the unlock will be happening soon or if we need to make other arrangements.

     

    Thanks

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    Erik Kubiňan CR

    Hello,
    unfortunately, I cannot provide you with any specific date or even an approximate guess on when this will be done. I can only say it is planned to be changed once.

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