RealityCapture PPI

FAQs

Can model created in the PPI version be opened in other RealityCapture versions?

No, it cannot. You cannot open scene/project created in RealityCapture PPI in any other RealityCapture version. You may process the same input, however you do not need license file for that. 

Can I use RealityCapture completely offline?

Yes, you can. With PPI, you can license images on a computer connected to the Internet and then just move the licensed images to your offline computer.

Do I need to pay when I want to export a component from RealityCapture PPI?

No, you do not. Export of RealityCapture components on your device is completely free. Please note, the exported component cannot be open in any other RealityCapture version.

License files

What are license files?

These are hashes of binary files of a small size that verify the identity of your input using a unique fingerprint, when exporting a result from RealityCapture. None of the mentioned files encode image name, any visual image information or any other sensitive information. The files can neither directly nor indirectly identify people, scenes or objects in any images or laser scans.

Typically, a file containing licenses for 1,000 images is smaller than 0.5 MB in size and the transfer of such file does not take longer than 1 second.

Where are my input licenses stored?

The purchased licenses for all inputs used for model creation are stored on Capturing Reality servers for 2 years, free of charge.

If you wish to store them for a longer period of time, you have to export them. You may decide to store them with you locally any time. Remember to store them locally prior to expiration of the 2-year period.

To maintain a suitable state of the stored licenses, you shall not downsample the license folder or in any other way change the binary information of the license. You should be aware that once the licenses are no longer stored on servers of Capturing Reality, we will not be able to restore them.

You may transfer, distribute or copy your purchased licenses freely without limitation. Note that the exported licenses are not bound to any user account or released version of RealityCapture PPI. Hence, if you share them, the receiving party can process the data without restrictions and does not need to be online during export.

How to acquire the license file?

This step is only required if you wish to export and store your licenses in order to archive them, share with your clients or friends, or transfer them to another computer for offline processing.

You can use the application and process your data completely offline and anonymously. Once you are happy with your result/model and you want to export it, the app will contact our servers to verify if you own rights/licenses for the input used to create the output.

If you own the rights/licenses for the input, you will be able to continue and export your result. Otherwise, you will be asked to pay for licensing of your input, which had not been licensed before. If you import already purchased licenses together with the input, this online step will be completely skipped.

How to export the license file?

Click on the Input Licenses button in the Export panel located in the WORKFLOW tab. After clicking the button, the application will collect fingerprints of all inputs added into the project (images, laser scans). Then the app contacts our servers to verify which inputs you already own. You are asked to log into your MY account (if you are not already signed in) so that the input fingerprints can be compared against your entries in our database.

If all input fingerprints are already there, then you will get licenses for those inputs immediately. If some fingerprints are missing, you will be asked to pay just for the missing ones. You can pay using My Credit, which you can pre-pay in advance, using credit redeem codes or using other common payment options like a credit card, PayPal etc. Follow the onscreen instructions.

If you have acquired licenses previously, e.g. during the mesh export, then the online step is completely skipped.

Please note that the exported licenses are not bound to any user account or released version of RealityCapture PPI. Hence, if you share them, the receiving party can process the data without restrictions or the need to be online during export.

How to import the license file back?

License files can be directly imported with inputs using the Inputs button under the ‘Add imagery’ panel or by drag-and-dropping it into the application. Alternatively, you may use "Input licenses" button in Import & Metadata section.

If you hold the licenses for the inputs, you do not need a MY account in order to process the data. This enables workflows in secure offline environments, as well as other possible use, e.g. archiving, teaching, development of CLI scripts, etc.

I already own the license file. Do I need to be online?

No, you do not. Importing the license file into RealityCapture allows processing and exporting results completely anonymously and without the need to be online at any stage.

Pay-Per-Input Credits

Does the PPI credit have an expiry date?

The PPI credit has unlimited lifetime. It can be used any time.

PIN code

Using PIN in RealityCapture PPI. How does it work?

You can issue the PIN to share with your team, colleagues or reporting departments. Within the PIN, you can define a number/value of credits you are giving to your RealityCapture users and the threshold for daily/weekly spend.

Does the PIN have expiry date?

No, it does not. However, you can set an expiration to generated PIN. If the expiration is not set the PIN will not expire.