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Enjoy expanded photogrammetry capabilities of ReCap Photo, our new desktop and cloud solution built for UAV and drone processes. Special 57% discount offer below. Read frequently asked questions.

We see how laser scanners are democratizing reality capture and the same can be said of drones. Previously, aerial surveying methods meant spending tens of thousands of dollars to charter a one-time scan from a professional service company using LiDAR-equipped plane. Now, it is possible to do the same work with a drone or UAV, which has dramatically reduced the cost and increased the accessibility of site reality capture. Additionally, drones have made it easier to safely capture hard-to-access or inaccessible areas where traditional surveying could be dangerous or impractical.

These improvements are not just limited to hardware, as enhancements in software are also changing the way we work. Through automation and the computing power of the cloud, software is speeding up and automating the once tedious process of registering (stitching) and editing captured information.

That’s where ReCap Pro comes in. ReCap Pro has made it easier for our customers to deliver their projects with more accuracy and efficiency, by facilitating the creation of highly accurate virtual models that can be imported and used in Autodesk design products such as AutoCAD, Revit, Infraworks, Civil 3D, Navisworks, and more.

See what our customers are doing with ReCap Pro.

Now, we’re happy to unveil ReCap Photo, our new cloud-based solution tailored for UAV photo capturing processes. ReCap Photo is a desktop app which utilizes Autodesk’s upgraded Photo-to-3D cloud service, The addition of ReCap Photo expands the value of a ReCap Pro subscription with features to support UAV and drone photo capture workflows. Using ReCap Photo you can create photo textured meshes, photo-based point clouds with geolocation, and high-resolution orthographic views with elevation maps.

Special Offer: 57% Discount on ReCap Pro

Now through November 17, 2017, you can take advantage of this special offer celebrating the release of ReCap Photo. To receive the offer of a 2-year subscription to ReCap Pro, which includes ReCap Photo, + 100 cloud credits for a 57% discount, use one of the following links to purchase:

Features and benefits of ReCap Photo include:

  • A new photogrammetry engine that can process up to 1,000 photos, a 4x improvement from the previous maximum of 250 photos (note: using the cloud service consumes Autodesk Cloud Credits)
  • The ability to set GPCs (Ground Control Points, survey points) in any coordinate system.
  • New functionality to support vertical and nadir photos (photos taken by drones and UAVs at 90 degrees above the site)
  • View your 3D photo-textured mesh
  • View the geolocated orthographic view, zoom in and out, and add measurements, tags, and annotations.
  • Share the project, including its additional metadata (measurements, tags, annotations), with anyone.
  • Merge laser scan point clouds with UAV-based point clouds.

Sign up for ReCap Pro

 

Watch these videos to get an introduction to ReCap Photo and learn how to set Ground Control Points (GCPs) in any coordinate system.

 

Installing ReCap Photo (requires subscription to ReCap Pro)

To access ReCap Photo, sign in to your Autodesk Account:

  • Go to the Management tab
  • Select the latest ReCap Pro version and click on “Install Now”
  • Our ReCap Pro installer will then allow you to install both ReCap Pro and ReCap Photo desktop apps.

 

Recommended companion software

For orthographic views, we recommend Autodesk InfraWorks or AutoCAD Civil 3D to create measurements and overlay drawings or CAD models. Point clouds can be imported into any Autodesk software for design, such as Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks, Civil 3D, InfraWorks, 3ds Max, and Stingray.

ReCap Pro offers a complete solution, allowing integration of laser scan and UAV scan data for accurate, 3D modeling. You can access cloud-powered reality data across multiple platforms – web, desktop app, and now in the field with your iPad. ReCap Pro integrates with most hardware.

Sign up for ReCap Pro  or read frequently asked questions.

 

 

 

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Annie Phan

Annie is the ReCap Marketing Manager, dedicated to democratizing Reality Capture.

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  1. agrammondCHJGL

    I think i recall seeing something about being able to use regular digital photos (Cell phone or digital camera) instead of UAV images to create content as well. Is this possible still?

    How do you relate the coordinate system to photos?
    This is also a questions for drone images that might not be GEO located by the drone.

    Do you need targets or can you select points common between the pictures themselves?

    Does the UAV need to have Geolocation navagation or can a basic one with a camera mount work.
    I have a drone that will take photos or video from the remote, its not self navigating or first person though.

    1. Mitko VidanovskiMitko Vidanovski

      Hi there, thank you for asking.
      In general yes to all of your questions 🙂
      ReCap can work with any type of rectangular camera.
      Either if you are using UAV’s or ground images you can add coordinates on any ReCap Photo project before or after submitting for processing.
      These control points can be anything you see that has overlap on the other images, basically everything is a “target”
      Basic UAV’s work too. What ReCap cares is just the quality of the photographs.

  2. elantrisQN6CP

    When I am on recap.autodesk.com it tells me to use the RECAP PHOTO program which will replace the old version. I’ve got the newest Recap Pro version on my computer. Creating a new project from photos brings me to recap.autodesk.com instead of using the actual program. So my question is : Are you serious ?

    1. Annie PhanAnnie Phan (Post author)

      Thank you, we’re taking a look at the flow you described to fix the experience. Were you able to download the ReCap Photo app and open ReCap Photo directly? To access ReCap Photo, you would go to manage.autodesk.com and re-install the latest version of ReCap Pro (even if you’re already on the latest). Through this installation process. you’ll have the option to also install ReCap Photo.

  3. tschundler

    I only have Linux & MacOS desktops & Android phone/tablet. It seems this new version is only for the platforms I don’t use. Will the web ReCap360 interface continue to be available as part of paid ReCap Pro? Or can I only use ReCap now if I use Windows? (Is there any plan for Linux or OSX versions?)

  4. 0000456577

    Hi Annie
    I am highly interested in use Recap for minning application. Using a drone, taking pictures and getting infromation in 3D models for CivilCAD, then use this model to calculate volumes for conveyors and Rahco systems. Could you please give me detail information about. I have a Phantom proffesional 4 drone and I’d like to know if other devices are needed or how can I make a first trial. My email: francisco.gonzalezbenitez@mm.gmexico.com. Thanks!

  5. ASilvaNAGA

    Where is the link to the actual Recap photo application?

    1. Annie PhanAnnie Phan (Post author)

      Hi, thanks for your interest. If you already have a subscription to ReCap Pro, you can sign in to your Autodesk account at manage.autodesk.com and re-install the latest version of ReCap Pro. This installation process will give you the option to install ReCap Photo. Otherwise, you can sign up here https://www.autodesk.com/products/recap/free-trial for a 30 day trial of ReCap Pro, and then follow the same installation process to get ReCap Photo. Let us know if you experience any issues.

  6. goran.norling@gmail.com

    So Recap Photo is cloud based prosessing only? There is no desktop version? I cant believe the jungle of broken links and lack of information about your products. And the credit thing?! It still cost credits even when you bought recap pro and photo?

  7. MausickPL

    Hello

    I have a problem with generating a photo on a 3d object using ReCap Photo. A few days ago I generated the first 3D object from a set of 200 photos – everything was OK. I have now set up a set of 700 photos, but ReCap Photo does not run the process (inform me of the limit of 300 pictures). I have subscribed to ReCap Pro and 95 credits in the cloud. I think I did everything to start the process. I have recently installed the latest ReCap and ReCap Photo programs.

    What else can I do ?

    Regards
    Pawel

    1. Mitko VidanovskiMitko Vidanovski

      Hi Pawel,
      The limit for processing “Objects” is 300 photos (usually there is no need for more pictures than this for this type of reconstructions), but if you have an Aerial project the limit for that is 1,000 photos. Please select that option instead and give it a try. Thank you for using ReCap!

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  9. zana.taher

    Annie,
    How would you convert an exported obj file (from ReCAP Photo) into a surface in AutoCAD Civil 3D?

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  11. arinbennett

    I too would like to know if Recap Photo is going to receive educational benefits. Last week I stood in front of a group of students espousing the benefits of Remake for photogrammetry only to open the program and have it say that it has been moved to Recap photo and upon installing Recap photo find that apparently the educational benefits have been stripped from this product. Please tell us what your intentions are with this product so that I know whether to pursue another photogrammetry platform for next week’s class.

    1. Annie PhanAnnie Phan (Post author)

      Hi Arin, Remake is still available to current EDU account holders for the time being. We will offer an EDU version of ReCap Photo/Recap Pro in late October or early November. At that point, the photo processing will be limited to 100 photos.

      Unfortunately, EDU licenses are not set up to allow the purchasing additional cloud credits. In order to fully access the photo processing capabilities of ReCap Photo (processing up to 300 object photos or 1,000 UAV/drone photos), you would need to sign up for the 30-day free trial of ReCap Pro or a paid month or annual subscription. We are sorry if these options do not serve your needs.

  12. ben_britton

    hi,
    seems like when Recap got integrated into Recap, the following happened:
    to use it, a user must install Recap Pro, an educational license will receive a one-year subscription.
    so now Recap spawns as a standalone sub-application that must be started inside Recap Pro. it opens in its own window as a separate app (Recap Photos).

    please note: this sub-application (Recap Photo) does not give educational licenses a one-year license, just 30 day trial.
    so now we in academia, on zero budghets for our most advanced, who are interested in integration of the full Autodesk suite of tools, must hope that you
    FIX or RESTORE
    the provision of the one-year educational license for Remake, as it is integrated in its current form.
    please re-read the above before you think you know what i mean.
    thanks,

    -benb

    1. devangshah

      Hello,

      If you are already a ReMake EDU user, you may continue using ReMake v 17.25.4.3 till 30th Nov.

      We are contemplating introduction of a suitable solution for EDU users of ReCap Photo which will be made available soon.

      Regards,
      Devang

  13. wewwe96

    Hi Annie, I am a college student in Korea.
    I know that recap is offered to students free of charge, but it says that you need to pay a cloud credit when you model using recap photo.
    Is there a way to do free modeling?

    1. devangshah

      Hello,
      ReCap Photo does not offer free processing for EDU users.

      We are contemplating introduction of a suitable solution for EDU users of ReCap Photo which will be made available soon.

      Thanks,
      Devang

  14. brianbuxton

    The promo links to apply RECAP50CLOUD100 coupon code to get advertised 57% discount for 2 year subscription do not work. Applying the coupon manually does not work either.

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    Enjoy expanded photogrammetry capabilities of ReCap Photo, our new desktop and cloud solution built for UAV and drone processes. Special 57% discount offer below.

    1. Annie PhanAnnie Phan (Post author)

      Hi Brian, Are you using the link in this blog article? Which country applies to you? I just checked the United States link (https://cart.autodesk.com/cart/) and discounts are appearing correctly. No promo code required – the links in this article should apply the discount automatically. Total should be $301.00 in cart for the US. You can clear your web browser cache and try again. Let us know if you continue experiencing issues.

  15. akumthek

    Annie, I would like to know how effective is the recap 3d modelling on xray like application. Also would like to buy in India. Can the software be modified to suit the end use? just like the way if APIs are made available. ah, enough of questions !

  16. daniloagostini@live.it

    hello I have a license for recap pro installed, how can i do to install the photo recap (it tells me i have the latest version of recap pro)

    1. devangshah

      Hello,
      You can download the latest ReCap installer and launch it. This installer has ReCap and ReCap Photo in it. Since you already have ReCap installed, the installer will only install ReCap Photo on your machine.

      Do let us know in case of any issues.

      Thanks,
      Devang

  17. moridegozaru

    Hi Annie,
    I used Remake for a long time.
    I think that it is suitable for generating small objects.
    If possible, will you please remake the function of Remake?
    I’d like to see 95 samples.
    https://sketchfab.com/omoideshabou/models

  18. mbavumoja@virunga.org

    Hi Annie,
    I’m from RD Congo and i used previously Autodesk REMAKE and now it required an update to Autodesk REKAP, i’ve update it and the Rekape Photo is working only on line in free trial mode only.

    1. devangshah

      Hello,
      ReCap Photo application is available with ReCap subscription.

      If you have purchased a ReMake subscription, you may continue to use it till the end of the subscription after which you can purchase ‘Autodesk ReCap’ subscription and cloud credits required to process the images with ReCap Photo.

      If you are an EDU user, you may continue using ReMake EDU license till 30th November. ReCap Photo does not offer free processing for EDU users yet.
      We are contemplating introduction of a suitable solution for EDU users of ReCap Photo which will be made available soon.

      Regards,
      Devang

  19. ramd401

    Hi Annie, Iam a Geographic Engineering from Angola – Africa so i would like to know if i upgrade to recap pro i will have processed normally my drone on cloud

    1. Annie PhanAnnie Phan (Post author)

      Hi, great to hear that you are interested in ReCap. I don’t believe ReCap is available in your country at this moment. You could try signing up for the free trial and see if that works: https://www.autodesk.com/products/recap/free-trial

  20. KateMorrical

    Is there still a “draft” option in ReCap Photo like ReCap 360? I always run my models through preview before spending cloud credits on them–it’ll be disappointing if that option is gone.

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  22. expfei

    Hello Annie, i´m using ReCap Photo in a academic research.
    Even using a student version, do I need to buy credits in the cloud?

    1. devangshah

      Hello,
      If you are a ReMake EDU user already, you may continue using ReMake EDU license till 30th November.

      ReCap Photo does not offer free processing for EDU users yet.

      We are contemplating introduction of a suitable solution for EDU users of ReCap Photo which will be made available soon.One would not need to purchase cloud credits for EDU license then.

      Regards,
      Devang

  23. christophe.bony

    Good afternoon Annie,
    I would like to upgrade my monthly subscription with the special 57% discount offer (2 year subscription to ReCap Pro which includes ReCap Photo + 100 cloud credits) as mentioned above but the offer doesn’t work on the UK store GBP (Sterling Pounds)?
    Is this normal?
    Thanks

    1. Annie PhanAnnie Phan (Post author)

      Hi Christophe,
      Thanks for your interest and sorry that you had trouble with the UK link. We’ve fixed the link. Please try it now. Thanks,

  24. capture3d.fei

    Hello Annie Phan and Mitko Vidanovski, very pleased. I do a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at FEI, a renowned university in Brazil where the goal is to show the productivity of 3D scanning based on the concept of Recap photos, and the cloud system of the A360, so I have been experimenting to show the efficacy of the method, I started my work with Remake, where I have many quotes from it and also from autodesk. However, on Friday at the open I was directed to the Recap fotos, which requests credits in the cloud, factor that makes the experiments unfeasible, in total there are 9, remembering that I need numerous tests for this. How can you help me?
    If you need documents related to the course to college as well as recognition of my adviser can send you via email. Thanks in advance and congratulate the whole team.
    I am very worried because the work is already qualified leaving only the last section, the experiments.

  25. MichaelGilham

    Hello.
    The application looks impresive, I’ll be interested to test it.
    One question, similar to stevej.3d.
    What is the “cloud credit” costs to undertake the processing of the photos? How is that cost calculated?
    Thanks,
    Michael

    1. moridegozaru

      Hi MichaelGilham
      Ultra processing to be charged will not be charged for Remake offline.
      However, an expensive personal computer is necessary.
      Recap does not have such a function.
      I do not know why Remake is integrated into Recap.

    2. Annie PhanAnnie Phan (Post author)

      Hi Michael,
      Here are the cloud credit usage rates for ReCap Photo, based on the number of photos in the job:
      1 to 300 photos will use 12 cloud credits.
      301 to 700 photos will use 30 cloud credits.
      701 to 1,000 photos will use 55 cloud credits.
      1 cloud credit = $1 USD. More information about Autodesk cloud credits can be found here: http://autode.sk/2xgtAt4

  26. bpoojary

    With Autodesk-Remake it was possible to upload jpeg images of small objects which were captured by a DSLR camera. It did a really good job of making 3D models using images. Does Recap Photo have the same functionality? Or does it accept only the specific GPCs format that is mentioned in the article ?

    1. Mitko VidanovskiMitko Vidanovski

      Hi @bpoojary,
      GCP is just one addition to the new improvements to ReCap Photo that is different from ReMake. You can still continue to create projects by simply adding your images without the need to include GCP points if not necessery.

  27. nerotbf69

    Sorry I am totally lost. What I am supposed to do? I have Recap pro 2018. When I try to create a photo project, it open a webpage, and this webpage ask to go for ReCap Photo and when you want install recap photo, I realize it is ReCap pro 2018, software already install on my computer?

    1. moridegozaru

      Hi, nerotbf69 .
      Always, I see your wonderful work at Sketchfab.
      You are also a Remake lover. What do you think of being integrated into Recap?
      Do not you feel uneasy?

    2. devangshah

      Hello,
      Please download the latest ReCap installer again. It has been updated to have ReCap Photo. If you already have the latest version of ReCap, then only ReCap Photo will be installed when running the new installer.

  28. stevej.3d

    Other than the differences between the Recap versions, what is the difference between Recap Photo and Remake? It looks to have the same tools as Remake (even the same interface for much of it).

    I have and use Remake quite a bit, but was wondering if there are any additional features in Recap Photo

    1. stevej.3d

      can answer my own question, Recap photo is Remake with a few extra features aimed at drone footage and the ability to work in surveyed coordinate systems, as well as some other stuff, so all good things.

      The Remake page says the product can be used through the end of my contract, which is fine, Recap Photo is about the same price.

      But the biggest problem I see is that Recap Photo explicitly states you can’t do local processing of photos, you have to use the cloud service with purchased credits. Why is this the case? There should definitely be the option for local processing, I don’t feel like paying for a service that the computer I have right in front of me will do for free.

  29. patrick.emin

    Hi, can you clarify what’s the difference between Recap, Recap Pro and Recap Photo?

    1. goranNQ88L

      +1

    2. Mitko VidanovskiMitko Vidanovski

      Hi Patric, sure thing. ReCap is for processing point cloud data mainly coming from 3D laser scanners and ReCap Photo is for working with mesh data and for tuning photographs into 3D models.
      More in detail can be seen on this comparison chart on the ReCap product page: https://www.autodesk.com/products/recap/compare

  30. angel@urbanland.co

    No trial version? I paid for 2017 and it not much help…
    I would like to compare this new one with the 2017; is this possible?

    1. Mitko VidanovskiMitko Vidanovski

      Hi Angel,
      Sure, the new ReCap Photo version should give you 30-days free trial period.
      You can download it from the ReCap product page in here: https://www.autodesk.com/products/recap

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