Parrot Unveils New Drone-Based 3D Modeling Solution

By Mike Ball / 17 Mar 2017
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Parrot Bebop 2

Parrot has announced a new all-in-one aerial imagery and 3D modeling solution for real-estate and building professionals, the Parrot Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling pack. The pack includes a Parrot Bebop 2 drone with Parrot Skycontroller 2 remote control, Pix4Dcapture app, which automatically captures aerial images, as well as Pix4Dmodel software to process images and create a 3D model.

The Parrot Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling pack is a high-performance tool designed to develop innovative marketing content, such as commercial videos and 3D interactive models, or to capture measurements for cost estimates or 3D model printing.

The Parrot Bebop 2 is an ultra-compact and lightweight (500gr) drone that can be piloted easily via wi-fi with a smartphone/tablet or with the Parrot Skycontroller 2, a dedicated remote control that extends the piloting range up to 2km.

The embedded, full HD 14MP, digitally stabilized camera enables precise images and videos. The Parrot Bebop 2 is robust and performs perfectly stable flights, with high-quality maneuverability, and a battery life that provides up to 25 minutes of flight time.

The Pix4Dcapture flight planning free app for iOS and Android smartphones/tablets turns Parrot Bebop 2 in a professional photogrammetry tool. Once the user defines the area to map on the smartphone/tablet screen, the app creates an optimized flight plan.

In around ten minutes, the Parrot Bebop 2 flies over the predetermined zone to collect images and data autonomously. In 30 minutes, the images and data are analyzed and converted into a realistic 3D model by the Pix4Dmodel image processing software.

Two solutions are available to the user:
Cloud: Georeferenced images and data are transmitted directly to the Cloud to be processed. After few minutes, a 3D model can be exported or shared online.
Desktop: Users can access advanced features including viewing, editing, measuring and video editing for creation of a virtual tour of a property, and measurement of parameters such as dimension, surface and volume directly on the 3D model.

The Parrot Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling pack contains:

  • 1 Parrot Bebop 2
  • 1 Parrot Skycontroller 2
  • 3 Lithium Polymer battery (up to 75 minutes flight time)
  • 1 Pix4Dmodel license for 1 year (Cloud & Desktop)
  • 1 Parrot Bebop 2 backpack.

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact
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