3DF Zephyr Foundation Course

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Welcome to the course and we hope you enjoy the lessons as Jose and Simon share their collective knowledge of photogrammetry and 3DF Zephyr Lite.

This course is aimed at the following users:

  • Users of 3DF Zephyr Lite who wish to create the highest quality models
  • Users of 3DF Zephyr who intend to create accurate and repeatable models

The course is broadly split into two main sections:

  • Photography for photogrammetry
  • Using 3DF Zephyr Lite for 3D reconstruction

It may seem strange to concentrate on creating images and you may consider yourself a skilled photographer already, but we urge you to work through the section on the how and why of creating images as photogrammetry has its specific requirements and understanding them will reduce the risk of issues and enhance quality of the final product. 

That is not to say just any set of images will work – 3DF Zephyr Lite can be quite forgiving at times – but like any digital process if you start with a fundamentally sound set of data (images) everything that follows is usually easier, quicker and more accurate.

For this reason alone we start with photography before progressing into 3D reconstruction.

The section on photogrammetry will take your knowledge beyond the interface and into how 3D reconstruction works, where the pitfalls lie and act as a authoritative guide towards always delivering the highest quality reconstruction.

There are a series of quizzes to test your knowledge at the end of each section and an assignment to complete. The quizzes are mandatory and have a minimum pass mark to achieve before progressing and the assignments are optional with the exception of the last one where you have to submit a report of your own model. Don’t worry…Zephyr Lite writes the report for you and we will cover how to do this in the course.

This is the Foundation course and it teaches the basics of the photogrammetry workflow and prepares you for the AccuPixel 3DF Zephyr Course for Surveying.

We are naturally proud of the endorsement of this course by none other than 3D Flow and we are extremely grateful for their continuing support in ensuring all users – professional and enthusiasts – of 3DF Zephyr Lite edition extract as much value as possible from the software.

So, do please enjoy the course and please feel free to get in touch at any time – we always welcome feedback.

One final note – the contents of this course are © Accupixel Limited and all rights are reserved. Trademarks of their respective owners are acknowledged.