3Dflow ships 3DF Zephyr 7.0
3Dflow has released 3DF Zephyr 7.0, the latest version of its photogrammetry software.
It features performance and workflow improvements throughout the application, with users of the full edition also getting a new wizard for creating orthophotos and automatic registration of imags to laser scan data.
3dflow has also removed the image limit on 3DF Zephyr Lite, the lowest-price edition of the software, making it possible to use it with an unlimited number of source photos.
Performance and workflow updates throughout the software
3DF Zephyr 7.0 features performance and workflow improvements throughout the software.
Both Samantha, its structure from motion system and meshing algorithm have been updated to reduce processing times and improve the quality of the 3D models generated.
User of the full version also get a a new wizard for creating orthophotos from aerial images, and automatic registration of images to laser scan data.
3DF Zephyr Lite now processes an unlimited number of source images
However, for entertainment artists, potentially the most significant change will be the removal of the 500-image limit from 3DF Zephyr Lite, the lowest-priced commercial edition, aimed at pure photogrammetry work.
The Lite edition now supports an unlimited number of source photos.
In addition, 3Dflow now offers floating licences for both the Lite and full editions.
Pricing and availability
3DF Zephyr 7.0 is available for 64-bit Windows 8+. The software is CUDA-based, so to make use of its GPU-accelerated features, you need a suitable Nvidia graphics card.
The free version works with up to 50 source images or video frames, and runs on a single GPU.
The Lite edition supports unlimited source images and two GPUs, and has a MSRP of $209, up $40 since the previous release, although it is available at a launch discount at the time of writing.
The full edition supports unlimited source images and multiple GPUs, and adds advanced features, including laser scan registration. A perpetual licence costs $4,600; subscription costs $290/month.