ZEDfu Best Practices

ZEDfu enables 3D scanning of a scene. The colored 3D mesh model is created by integrating the ZED image and depth data over time from multiple viewpoints.

Best Practices

While ZEDfu produces outstanding large-scale 3D models using only stereo vision, there are environments where performance will be adversely affected, such as indoors and low-light places.

We recommend the following best practices when using ZEDfu: 

  • Move slowly.
  • For optimal results, use ZEDfu for outdoors scanning. Indoors scanning is possible but untextured and low-light areas may introduce artefacts and incorrect surfaces in the resulting 3D model.
  • Don’t get too close to objects and surfaces you are scanning – remember the ZED minimum range is around 1m.
  • Make sure your scene is well-lit.
  • Don’t move the sensor too fast to avoid motion blur. The resulting 3D geometry will have a lower resolution if created with blurry images.
  • Avoid reflective objects.

Remember that ZEDfu accepts two types of inputs: live images from the ZED camera or recorded video files from the ZED camera (called Offline Processing). Learn more.