Application Settings

Here you can find common application settings. To open the application settings, go to the Workflow tab / Settings.


Rendering Settings

Change the number of triangles that can be displayed in the 3Ds view while using the solid or sweet scene render modes.


Visual and Language Settings

Here you can change the application visual style and/or UI language.


Change the settings used to enhance the image brightness and contrast when placing the control points.

Import Settings

Common settings which applies when a user imports images or RealityCapture components.


Group calibration by exif To group camera parameters automatically using EXIF data, when images are added to a project, set this parameter to True. More about grouping here.
Copy imported components to cache Set to True in case your cache is located on an SSD disk and you want to speed up the access to components.
Ignore exif GPS If an image includes GPS coordinates in the exif, you can globally turn on/off their use here. Alternatively, you may do it in the sensorsdb.xml per camera.

Coordinate Systems

RealityCapture can work with multiple coordinate systems at once, e.g. each control point can be measured w.r.t. a different coordinate system. Here you can define a reference coordinate system, which is used for evaluating precision and errors.


Project coordinate system A reference coordinate system, click here.
Output coordinate system for export in a different coordinate system. More information here.

Start Button

Here you can define a sequence of tasks which are applied when you press the Start button.


The start button processes the following steps:

Alignment precision Choose Draft for the fast estimation of camera poses with lower precision or High for the highest precision.
Select components If alignment resulted in more than one component, you can choose here which components will be processed further: all components / the greatest one / with at least 25% images / stop if more components.
Reconstruction region Define whether RealityCapture should restrict the reconstruction area: automatic / do not restrict. We recommend to always use reconstruction region.
Reconstruction mode Choose Preview for fast reconstruction with low detail, Normal for the sufficiently detailed reconstruction or High for the maximal resolution but with higher computation time.
Colors and texturing Choose how to colorize the model: White-color scheme for not calculating colors; per-vertex color for faster computations (suitable for denser models); textures for more realistic textures but with higher computation time; or both vertex colors and textures.

Progress End Notification

When a process has ended, you can define an immediate follow-up action. Here you can define what should happen.


Minimal process duration Set a minimal duration after which RealityCapture will execute the notification task. This value is in seconds. For practical reasons, this value should be greater than 60.
Action Choose one of these for the program to be carried out after the time set above lapses: none / play a sound / execute a program. When choosing Execute a program, user may also define command-line parameters (for example an error message, duration, process type, RC setting, scene name) which will call an external program.

For example:

Write following sequence of commands into a field Command-line process in the settings panel:

"C:\Users\user\Desktop\post-op.bat" "Process $(processId) has finished with result code $(processResult) after $(processDuration:d) seconds on scene $(sceneName)"
NOTE: If the file path contains spaces, it must be in double quotation marks ("") such as the example "C:\Users\user\Desktop\post-op.bat".

Create "post-op.bat" file that contains commands to write the process result into a file named with current date and time:

@echo off
cd %~dp0
echo %1>"RC_%date:~-4,4%%date:~-8,2%%date:~-12,2%_%time:~0,2%%time:~3,2%%time:~6,2%.log"

%date:~-4,4% are the last four characters of the current date (the year).
%date:~-8,2% are the eighth and seventh characters from the right side (the month).
%date:~-12,2% are the twelfth and eleventh characters from the right side (the day).

The same principle applies for the time as well.
The format of the date and time depends on the Windows region and language settings. To check the format, please execute in a command prompt window the following commands:

echo %DATE%
echo %TIME%

After the process (with Minimal process duration) is complete, a file RC_date_time.log is created with the result of a process in the form:

"Process 020735 has finished with result code 00 after 120 seconds on scene New scene"

Screen Grabber

RealityCapture integrates a documentation system, which allows you to record a video during your workflow. The screen grabber captures the window area and stores it to a disk with quality, resolution and frame-rate defined below. The system automatically recognizes whether a time-consuming process is running. Then, the screen grabber automatically reduces the capturing and speeds it up so that every process appears in the final video as at maximum 8-second long, regardless of how long it really took. So you do not need to worry about hours of non-changing videos.



Here you can change the application owner and license-related settings, as well as set the automatic renewal of activation period or extend it manually.


(Some settings might not be visible under certain types of licenses.)

Global Settings

You can export and import global settings of the application here.


Export global settings Click the button to export global settings of the application to .rcconfig file.
Import global settings Click the button to import global settings of the application from .rcconfig file.

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