Agisoft Metashape Standard Edition - professional software for 3D models creation based on digital photos.
Metashape uses digital photos from different angles. Take two pictures from different sides, and the program will recognise common points to create a model.
Photos processing is fully automated. All you have to do is upload the photos and start model creation.
3D models can be saved as 3DS, OBJ, VRML, COLLADA, PLY, FBX, Alembic, Stanford PLY, STL, Autodesk FBX, Autodesk DXF (Polyline or 3DFace), U3D and Adobe PDF 3D.
Metashape supports direct model upload on SketchFab.
Agisoft Metashape uses classic photogrammetry methods combined with modern algorithms.
These technologies allow to create versatile photo analysis and 3D modelling system with user-friendly interface. Automatic processing enables precise results with no additional effort.
From tiny pebble to giant cliff - Metashape is capable of creating any object's model with highest precision level. You can scan entire landscape of house interior to use it in your project.
Geometry editing and lighting correction helps to improve model's quality for games, visual effects and design.
To locate common points, Metashape uses an algorithm that first highlites "special" points in individual photos. Then, based on unique identifiers - called descriptors - the software identifies these points. If any point is recognized on 2 or more frames, it is marked as matching.
After that, the alignment of frames follows, called phototriangulation. This process is implemented with Bundle Block Adjustment algorithm, which is based on the least squares method. Bundle Block Adjustment is an interpretation of the method of bindings, which is the strictest way to solve phototriangulation. The calculation can include the coordinates of reference points (photographic centers) and marker projections on the frame. All parameters can be customized with weights, showing, for example, the scale of their participation in the calculation.
The dense points cloud is built based on depth maps, which, in turn, are built using the Semi-Global Matching algorithm. The algorithm matches corresponding pixels on left and right image of a stereo pair. Each pixel of the left image is compared with the sub-set ("string") of pixels of the right image with the corresponding ordinate. Then a cube (parallelepiped) is formed for the whole image, where each pixel corresponds to one "string" of cells, and the pixel string on the image corresponds to one longitudinal section of the cube. The cube consists of matching criterion values. Their analysis allows to find minimum values for each pixel.
The links between adjacent pixels in eight directions around the pixel are also analyzed. As a result, for each pixel of the left image there is a corresponding value of the longitudinal parallax. Using that, the spatial coordinates of the dense model points are located (as a result of the decision of the direct cuts).
Image filtering helps to lower surface noise while keeping the smallest details.
Direct model creation based on depth maps helps to obtain true geometry.
Processing of various types of imagery: aerial (nadir, oblique) & close-range.
Automatic calibration: different lens (including fisheye), spherical and cylinder cameras.
Multi camera projects support.
Elaborate model editing for accurate results.
.LAS export to benefit from classical point data processing workflow.
Various scenes: archaeological sites, artifacts, buildings, interiors, people, etc.
Direct upload Sketchfab resource and export to various popular formats.
Photorealistic textures: HDR and multifile support.
3D reconstruction for data captured from the same camera position — camera station, provided that at least 2 camera stations are present.
360° panorama stitching for one camera station data.
|Basic < 500 shots||Advanced < 1000 shots||Extreme < 5000 shots|
|Processor: Quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, Socket LGA 1150 or 1155 (Kaby Lake, Skylake, Broadwell, Haswell, Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge)||Processor: Octa-core or hexa-core Intel Core i7 CPU, Socket LGA 2011-v3 or 2011 (Broadwell-E, Haswell-E, Ivy Bridge-E or Sandy Bridge-E)||For large data processing it is recommended to use dual-processor stations based on Intel Xeon architecture with no less than 64 Gb RAM|
|Motherboard: LGA 1150 or 1155 with 4 DDR3 connectors and 1 PCI Express x16||Motherboard: LGA 2011-v3 or 2011 с 8 DDR4 or DDR3 with 8 DDR4 or DDR3 connectors and 1 PCI Express x16|
|RAM: DDR3-1600, 4 x 4 Gb(total 16 Gb) or 4 x 8 Gb (total 32 Gb)||RAM: DDR4-2133 or DDR3-1600, 8 x 4 Gb (total 32 Gb) or 8 x 8 ГБ (всего 64 Gb)|
|Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 or GeForce GTX 1080||Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 1080 or GeForce TITAN X|
By purchasing Agisoft Metashape license you get full access to software's function capabilities.
License also gets acces to tech support and updates.
Node-Locked License (previously called Stand-Alone license) is a rehostable node-locked license, i.e. one license allows to activate the program at one machine only, however, the license can be transferred to a different computer if needed. Node-Locked license allows to use Metashape software in all kinds of paid and unpaid projects. The license is available both to individuals and legal entities, such as companies, firms, museums, research institutions, governmental institutions, etc.
Educational licenses (rehostable node-locked) and Educational Floating licenses are available exclusively to accredited educational institutions, their employees and students of such institutions. Only officially accredited educational institutions are eligible to obtain Agisoft Metashape educational licenses. This includes: universities, colleges, junior colleges, scientific and technical schools, vocational schools, and correspondence schools. Educational or Educational Floating licenses can also be purchased by students and officially employed teaching and research staff of officially accredited educational institutions. Any educational license prohibits all commercial uses of the software. Educational / Educational Floating and Node-Locked / Floating licenses differ legally but are technically identical.
Update from PhotoScan to Metashape is completely free and does not require any additional payments from the licensed users.
New users can try Agisoft Metashape software either in demo mode (export and savefunctions are blocked) or test it in full function mode with 30-day trial license for free.
Fully functional trial period can be started directly from the Metashape activation dialog.
If you want to update your copy of Agisoft PhotoScan software, download the latest version from this page and install it on the same computing system.