PIX4Dcatch: 3D scanner 4+

3D models from images & LiDAR


    • 4.5 • 90 Ratings
    • Free



PIX4Dcatch is the tool for acquiring optimal ground images for photogrammetry. These ground images can be uploaded to PIX4Dcloud to get highly accurate 3D models (free 15-day trial available, then a valid subscription is required). The images can also be exported offline for free to photogrammetry software such as PIX4Dmatic.
No need to be an expert. Walk around your area of interest and the app will record pictures along the way, together with GPS positions. Using augmented reality, get live feedback on the covered area and the completeness of the scan thanks to the overlaid 3D mesh on the current video frame that is available for devices with LiDAR sensors.
Images can be uploaded to PIX4Dcloud for the fast generation of scaled and georeferenced 3D models and point clouds that you can visualize, measure, share, and export. Or they can be exported locally for processing in PIX4Dmatic.

1 - Scan: Walk around the area of interest. PIX4Dcatch automatically records geotagged frames and displays on your screen real-time 3D meshing for scene completion feedback.
2a - Upload: Stop recording and automatically upload images to PIX4Dcloud to generate accurate and easy to share 3D models (requires a PIX4Dcloud subscription - free 15 day trial available).
2b - Or export: Transfer the images for free to a photogrammetry software such as PIX4Dmatic: add GCPs, process the images to get high-quality 3D models, and have complete control over the accuracy of the 3D models or 2D maps.
3 - Examine: Measure distances, areas, and volumes, and perform virtual inspections.
4 - Share: Selectively and securely share project data and insights with your team, clients, and suppliers.

Devices compatibility:
• Optimized for LiDAR equipped devices
• All ARKit enabled devices
• viDoc RTK

Usage information
Ensure the app is up to date. Upload the images to PIX4Dcloud to generate, visualize, measure and share your 3D model.

Pix4D accepts no liability for damage, injuries or legalities from the misuse of this app. Use only in safe environments.

What’s New

Version 1.16.0

Bug fixes & improvements:
• Improved viDoc accuracy
• Warning messages for GCP (Ground Control Point) measurements
• Improved stability for large captures
• First project image not well located

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

mfmfmfm ,

Photogrammetry at your phingertips

Long time pix4d user for drone based 3D modeling. PIX4DCatch is the perfect ground based photo capture tool. Depth images from the iPhone 12 Pro make really crisp models. Always improving software makes capture and quality estimation in the field a breeze! Well done.

Developer Response ,

Hi mfmfmfm, Thank you for your kind review. User feedback is very important to us. Please continue to let us know how we can improve by using the Feature Request link in our Community forum.

JoeyFaz ,

Paid sub now required!?

I downloaded this as soon as it came out, and played around with it without a subscription. Now I need to pay at least $160 a month to use the photos I’ve already taken?

Pix4D’s photogrammetry engine is already garbage compared to actual reality capture software, so why did they think they could magically simplify a complex science? Waving your phone around and taking a zillion terrible pictures isn’t going to generate anything useable.

Buy literally anything else.

Mt Tinh ,

viDOC and Pix4d catch

Verry good!

Developer Response ,

Hi Mt Tinh, Thank you for your review. We always are looking for ways to improve. Please feel free to visit our Community to share any future feedback you might have, as well as submit any Feature Requests you would like to see.

App Privacy

The developer, Pix4D, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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