3D Zephyr 4.3 released
3D Flow has announced the latest release of 3D Zephyr, its image-based modelling software. Version 4.3 includes:
- Improvements in processing speed for the Structure from Motion and the Multiview stereo phases especially when dealing with very big datasets.
- Improvements the multiview stereo routine and the photoconsistency algorithm to produce better detail.
- A new knife cut tool that allows the user to cut through mesh triangles using planes or a bounding box
- Improved UI and new bounding box gizmo.
- The ability to export a self-hosted 3D model viewer.
- Support for CUDA 10.0
- In the Aerial edition, you can now use tiles and selection with a rubber band in any mode. Results and workflow have been improved – the orthophoto is now integrated into the workspace, which means that any generated orthophoto will be saved in the zep file and you will be able to view it in the 3D viewport.
- Also in Aerial is a new planar surface drawing elements that can now be added and saved in the workspace and exported as CAD elements, a new blueprint generation tool, and support for exporting LOD meshes in OSGB/Ive.
3D Zephyr comes in 4 versions: The fully featured Aerial which costs $3900, Pro which does not have the GIS, CAD & Survey Tools costs $2400, and Lite with a 500 photo limit and GPU restrictions is $149. A free version is also available that has a 50 photo limit. More information on 3Dflow’s website.