Not Enough Reference Points

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Hi All,

I recently surveyed a building that had white walls, the pointcloud didn’t have enough reference points to create a model due to everything being white... how can I avoid this in future?
 
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That’s a good question. I’ve had the same problem over water. What model are you flying and what is your processing software? I fly with the P4 RTK and the RTK-2 base station and use Pix4D for processing. With the sub-inch location precision it does really well with processing photos with a lot of water, but does have problems when the picture is all water.

All I can figure to try is to fly further away from building so it pick up more features in a picture?
 

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I recently surveyed a building that had white walls, the pointcloud didn’t have enough reference points to create a model due to everything being white... how can I avoid this in future?
Is there subtle detail on the building walls?
How was the exposure in the individual images?
If over-exposed and there is some detail to work with, you might get better results in different light and/or slightly underexposing.
 
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Try in different time of the day when the sun is not directly over the part you are filming. Try some ND filters and test different exposures.
 

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