3D Animation Tools

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Introducing the latest 3D animation tools!


What is it?

New 3D animation tools for showcasing amazing maps. 


How do I access these tools?

In 3D mode, the toolbar is available in the upper right-hand corner for every paid DroneDeploy user! 


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3D Auto-Rotate + 

  • Auto-rotate (aka Turntable mode :cd: ) - Automatically spins the model. The axis of rotation and playback speed are both adjustable.


How does it work?

  1. From the 3D view simply click the :arrow_forward: button from the animation toolbar and the model will begin to rotate. 
  2. Reposition the model accordingly. 
  3. Adjust speed to preference.



3D Camera Animation Tools

  • Camera Animation (aka Fly-through :airplane: ) - Save keyframe views while navigating through the 3D model and play them back at adjustable speeds.


How does it work?

  1. From the 3D view navigate to an initial view of the model. 
  2. Select Camera Animation :clapper:
  3. Add the Current Position and reposition the model. 
  4. Repeat this process until the fly-through path is satisfactory. 
  5. Select Start Animation to playback the 3D tour. 
  6. Adjust speed and delay if desired. 




3D View Cube

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What is it? A new way to quickly snap to top/side/elevation views of the 3D aerial model. 

How it works: simply click the corners/faces of the cube for quick reorientation to orthonormal or perspective views.



  • Currently, there is no ability to remove positions and one must exit the 3D scene to restart.


  • Can I export the animation?As of now, we do not anticipate building in a recording/rendering/export functionality into DD so we recommend customers use their preferred screen capture tool of choice (QuickTime, etc). When captured on a 4K display the resolution is more than satisfactory for almost all use cases.

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