3DF Zephyr Tutorials

We designed 3DF Zephyr to be a user friendly and easy to use powerful tool. You can get up & running in few minutes and create your first 3D reconstruction with few clicks.

We have an extensive documentation that can answer almost all questions as well as a forum where you can ask the developers directly for assistance or to give us feedback.

As we keep developing 3DF Zephyr, we are also publishing tutorials with tips & tricks of the trade. Feel free to give us feedback on which tutorial you would like to see next!

We encourage questions and dicussions: feel free to ask anything on our forums or on our 3Dflow Academy Facebook Group

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· 3Dflow Academy video tutorials ·

Basic workflow
Your first photogrammetry project

Photography for photogrammetry
Learn how to shoot photos for 3DF Zephyr

Masking
Masking with 3DF Masquerade

Selection & cleaning tools
Point cloud & mesh utilities

Video reconstruction workflow
From video to 3D model

Point clouds & mesh filtering
In-Zephyr post processing

Control points Part 1
Rescaling & bundle adjustment

Control points Part 2
Workspace merge, manual orientation

Photoconsistency
mesh filtering with photoconsistency

Custom UVs
Unwrapping and retexturing

360° cameras
Using equirectangular images

Laser scan integration
(or other external point clouds)

From high poly to low poly
baking normal maps with Zephyr and xNormal

Fixed rig workflow
Optimized workflow for scanning booths

· Base tutorials ·

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Tutorial - how to generate a 3D model from pictures
 

#01. Getting started
First steps with Zephyr

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Tutorial - using the bounding box
 

#02. Bounding box
Usage & management

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Tutorial - masking images with 3DF Masquerade
 

#03. Masking
Using 3DF Masquerade

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Tutorial - managing multiple objects in 3DF Zephyr
 

#04. Multiple objects
Workspace objects management

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Tutorial - cleaning point clouds
 

#05. Point cloud cleaning
Cleaning point clouds

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Tutorial - create beautiful animations in 3DF Zephyr
 

#06. Animation videos
Create and save animations

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Tutorial - using movie files to generate a 3D model
 

#07. Movie files
Using movie files as input

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Tutorial - unwrapping a texture
 

#08. Texture unwrapping
Using blender

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Tutorial - parameters tuning
 

#09. Advanced parameters
Tuning, tips & tricks

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Tutorial 10
 

#10. Filters and Photoconsistency
Tips and tricks

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Tutorial 11
 

#11. Understanding density
Polycount and quality

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Tutorial 12
 

#12. Advanced masking
Turntable specific tips

· Pro/Aerial only tutorials ·

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Tutorial 2
 

#A01. Control points & distances
management and world alignment

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Tutorial 3
 

#A02. Orthophoto & Orthomosaic
creation and advanced options

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Tutorial 6
#A03. Workspace merge
Merging two .zep togheter

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Tutorial 9
 

#A04. Confidence
Understanding confidence

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Tutorial 15
 

#A05. DEM file
DEM & profile

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Tutorial 16
 

#A06. Target
automatic detection

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Tutorial 11
 

#A07. Laser scan handling
Importing and coloring

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Tutorial 10
 

#A08. Contour lines generation
Sections and track sections

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Tutorial 09
 

#A09. Shape from silhouette
Dense cloud generation from silhouette

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Tutorial A10
 

#A10. Bundle adjustment
Differences and usage

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Tutorial A11
 

#A11. Fixed rig
Fixed rig workflow

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Tutorial A11
 

#A12. Multispectral
Multispectral (with calibration) workflow

· Additional resources ·

· Troubleshooting ·