Use this command line tool to tile your photogrammetry models from OBJ or COLLADA into 3D Tiles.
The tiler is built from the ground up for performance, and the output is optimized for the best visual experience and highest precision. As the creators of 3D Tiles we leverage its full potential to ensure a lightweight and smooth streaming experience, even on mobile devices!
The photogrammetry tiler command line interface is easy to integrate into any platform, including Linux, Windows, AWS, and Azure. Convert your large photogrammetry models to an efficient tileset by running a single command. See the full documentation.
Level of detail with mesh decimation
The photogrammetry tiler preserves the fidelity of all source data. It generates intermediate levels of detail (LODs) for geometry and textures that accurately approximate the original data for efficient streaming. The result is city-scale models that load in seconds instead of minutes.
The produced tileset includes a precise geometric error that allows viewers like CesiumJS to dynamically show the right level of detail at any given view.
Adaptive subdivision for smoother streaming
The photogrammetry tiler produces optimized tilesets for both sparse landscapes and densely packed cities. Models spread across numerous files can be stitched together seamlessly with unified textures.
The subdivision algorithm adapts to the given input data so tiles are balanced in terms of geometry and texture data. Getting this balance right is what allows CesiumJS to stream tiles quickly without overloading memory and GPU resources.
Opt in for additional optimizations
Draco compression for geometry
Google's Draco compression is 3D topology-aware and reduces geometry sizes by up to 90% without compromising visual quality, performing better than general-purpose algorithms like Gzip.
Decoding in CesiumJS is fast with WebAssembly and decoding in parallel on the CPU and GPU.
WebP images for textures
WebP images are on average 30% smaller in size than JPEG and PNG images of the same quality—even with transparency.
WebP is the image format designed by Google for the web and is ideal for most modern browsers.
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