Creating and Opening a PhotoMesh Project

When you create a new project, PhotoMesh creates an output folder with the same name as the project file for the project file and output files.

To start a new project:

1.      Click the PhotoMesh button pmfilebutton.png, and then click New (CTRL+N). The New Project dialog box is displayed.

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New Project on Local Drive / New Project on Network Drive

2.      Browse to the required path for the project folder.

Note:       PhotoMesh can take advantage of computer clusters to accelerate database creation. See the "Fusers" chapter for more information. To enable this, both the project folder and the working folder  should be set to network folders with read-write access permissions, for both the master and client computers. It is recommended to use UNC format (\\[UNC Master] \folder\ProjectFolder, e.g.: \\Machine1\c\PhotoMesh\ProjectFolder and \\[UNC Master] \folder\WorkingFolder, e.g.: \\Machine1\c\PhotoMesh7.0\WorkingFolder), though a mapped network drive can also be used as long as the same letter is mapped to the same share on all computers. The shared project folder and working folder must both be on a device that supports the number of concurrent network connections you require, e.g., Windows 10 limits the number of supported concurrent connections to 20.

3.      In the Name field, type a project name, and then click Ok. PhotoMesh creates an output folder (with the same name as the project file) for the project file and output files.

4.      If PhotoMesh cannot load the default base terrain (generally because you are not connected currently to the Internet), the Terrain Database dialog box is displayed. SeeSetting the Terrain Database” in this chapter for more information.

To open an existing project:

1.      Click the PhotoMesh button, and then click Open. The Open dialog box is displayed.

2.      Browse to the required file and click Open.

3.      If PhotoMesh cannot load the default base terrain (generally because you are not connected currently to the Internet), the Terrain Database dialog box is displayed. SeeSetting the Terrain Database” in this chapter for more information.