Support of Leica RTC 360 Scans

Created by John Tapia, Modified on Fri, 12 Apr 2024 at 12:08 PM by Ange Abou

Setting your image resolution when registering your RTC 360 scans with Leica Cyclone or Register 360
Be aware that you can set the image resolution when importing your source RTC 360 scans into Cyclone or Register 360 prior to registration. This image selection cannot be changed when exporting the structured scans in E57 once the registration is completed.

  • In Cyclone, check the ‘Cube Images Resolution’ at the bottom of this window:
  • In Register 360, check the ‘Pano Image Resolution’ in this window.
  • The 5120×5120 (aka 5k image) is the highest resolution, leading to the 200Mpx panoramic image that Leica refer on their documentation (HDR resolution https://leica-geosystems.com/en-us/products/laser-scanners/scanners/rtc360-image-resolution-white-paper).
  • Note that 5k x 5k pixels is the resolution of each one of the 6 faces of the cube (cube map panoramic type). The resolution of the equivalent spherical panoramic image is computed like so: width = 4 × 5k, height = 2 × 5k, leading to a 20k x 10k resolution image (or more precisely 20480 × 10240 pixels).
  • If you use the regular 2k (2048 × 2048) resolution for the cube image setting, it will lead to a 8k x 4k pixels spherical image, which may be lower than the scan resolution (40Mp, or 10k x 4k grid for example).

The image resolution of the E57 export from Cyclone or Register 360 is the same as the one set on the import flow as there’s no option on the export menu to choose the resolution.

Be sure to select the ‘cube map image’ export option when exporting to E57. See below.

Exporting E57 files from Leica Cyclone 2020 (or higher)

  • Leica Cyclone 2020 offers an option to select the type of panoramic image when exporting E57 files.
  • Please make sure to select ‘Cube Map’ to benefit from Cintoo Connect 1.8+ capabilities:

Installing the latest Cintoo Connect

  • Click on “My Projects” in the top bar and click on the project in which you want to upload data.
  • The new and latest version of Cintoo Connect is available directly from Cintoo Cloud web app by clicking on this icon here:


     
  • Please download and install the latest version and follow the instructions to run the installation.

Uploading scans

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