3DF Zephyr Dev Status (Avocado)

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The next version of 3DF Zephyr (Codename Avocado) is already in development. The tentative release date is set for the second part of May, although some closed beta will be certainly released before. Here's a brief report of the planned features in development and their status.

Major features and updates

Samantha Speed up Samantha (our Sfm algorithm) is being optimize for speed. Preliminary tests show a speedup of 80%-20% with no loss of accuracy. In development (50%)
MVS Improvement Our multiview stereo routine has been improved in several parts and it can recover even more detail than before. Furthermore, it is being optimized for speed with certain preset. In development (50%)
Sharp Photoconsistency We are testing our photoconsistency filter to be able to extract more details on very sharp/planar features. First results are auspicious. Proof of concept (25%)
SDK for Linux Our SDK is being ported to Linux. We don't have a plan to port Zephyr anytime soon, but we are porting the SDK for custom command line application. In development (50%)
Calibration manager With the camera calibration manager you will be able to manage your custom camera calibration locally. Ready for testing (90%)
Preset manager With the camera presets manager you will be able to manage your custom preset. Additionally, you will be able to exchange custom presets with other people. Ready for testing (90%)
New Selection tools New ellipse and freeform selection tool and improved selection workflow Ready for testing (90%)
Quads import support Quads will be supported in input (obj and fbx), and you will be able to texture a mesh composed of Quads. Proof of concept (25%)
Orthophoto from points Orthophotos can be generated from points cloud (even from unstructured ones and laser scans) Planned (0%)

Minor bug fixes and updates

Video logo 3DF Logo updated on video export and it will be not mandatory in the Lite version. Completed (100%)
Enable mask on add photos Masks can now be load also on add photos and load photos with known parameters menu. Completed (100%)
Orthophoto clipping Define minimum and maximum distance during orthophoto generation Planned (0%)
Save clusters not reconstructed Saves all the clusters component created by Samantha as separate workspaces Planned (0%)
Band colors on object Apply custom band colors transformation to stereo and mesh objects In development (50%)
Gizmo improved support Load only rendered object on Gizmo Planned (0%)
Zep file preview Zep file preview on explorer showing some basic project information (and a screenshot) Planned (0%)

Disclaimer: Other features might appear in the list before, but we don't want to add what we are not sure to deliver :3