Create A 3d scan of your whole house using PIX4d and a Drone

Create A 3d scan of your whole house using PIX4d and a Drone

Here's my non  authoritative guide to creating 3d scans/models of large objects using photogrammetry.

What is photogrammetry?

This is a good photo gives a good description of what photogrammatry is. it turns drone photographs (that share similar pixels) into a 3d point cloud of objects.

Photogrammetry - Wikipedia

Pix 4d

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is the state of the art and easiest to use (it has features which are behind a paywall 😟but is by far the most user friendly)


1) Take 100+ photos using a drone of your house or other big object you want to scan

Photogrammetry, 3D Scanning With A Photo Camera - Bitfab

here are some sample datasets

Example projects - real photogrammetry data

Live demo of the above scan click here Quarry

"What if i dont have a drone?
no problem, just use your camera.

2) Copy them to your computer

3) Load them into pix4d and render them!

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Download PIX4Dmapper software
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pictured here is half way through processing the images, scan of friends house while traveling

half way done

This guild is not ment to be a in depth tutorial.

if your looking for a tutorial look here

4) Export them into nice formats for sharing

Bonus: you can pay for online cloud service:


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