PMVS/CMVS tool within Visual SFM on Windows

hi guys
Was anyone able to make work PMVS/CMVS tool for dense cloud production within Visual SFM on a Windwos machine? I tried to follow the link to PMVS for Windows by Pierre Moulon, but get stuck in a bunch of binaries for download, but no clue how to install the files.

Thanks for any ideas

sky

7 Comments

  1. Nguyen Huy Hung

    Hi

    When I tried to run “pmvs2.exe”, it ran and shut down immediately.

    Could you tell me what is the reason with my situation?

    Thanks you very much

    Nguyen Huy Hung

    (@geobduffy)

  2. Ajibola2012

    I have successfully installed the sfm executable window but was having problem “no valid sfm project found” whenever importing UAV jpeg image for 3D point cloud. Is there any other things I need to do for sfm to access the file?
    Thanks.

  3. gonecrawfishin

    Hi,

    I am having similar trouble, but I’m failing before that with the “error 1: unable to locate sift binary” issue. The installation website by Changchang says to put some type of sift.exe file in the folder, but where do I get a sift.exe file? Even the batch you supplied above has no sift.exe file. I am on a 32 bit computer, could you provide a similar package of files that would work on a 32 bit computer? Thanks!

  4. geobduffy

    UPDATE:
    Sky,
    I prepared all you’ll need to run VisualSFM, CMVS, and SFM_georef into one ZIP file here:
    http://flightriot.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/VisualSFM_windows_64bit_FullExtensions.zip
    Please see original pages here for original downloads and license information:
    http://homes.cs.washington.edu/~ccwu/vsfm/
    http://ptak.felk.cvut.cz/sfmservice/websfm.pl?menu=cmpmvs
    http://www.lancs.ac.uk/staff/jamesm/software/sfm_georef.htm

    The prepared zip file is also available under the POST PROCESS link of flightriot navigation at the bottom of that page.
    Just be sure to extract zip file contents to a directory and do not try to launch from within winzip or any other zip program.
    Let me know if you have any issues
    🙂

    • sky

      hi geobduffy
      with your zipped files the processing works now perfect. many thanks. by the way, your site is excellent; great job and a lot of hard work.
      i hope i can be of some help on this webportal when it comes to post processing and filtering.
      sky

      • geobduffy

        Awesome! Glad it worked out. I will post a video on the topic soon too.
        I look forward to more feedback from you.

    • its3Dmade

      I think I lost my reply – so here it is again
      having issues with using visualSFM. sometimes it just takes 2 photos out of the 10 or of the subject I have loaded into the program. Not sure why, but sometimes – if I restart, I can get it to process all the photos, but then not much of a useful point cloud result. Do I need to place the program in the windows program or program(x86) folder. I just walked around a yard statue as my subject. I’ve watched the videos and my result never as good as those.
      Thanks for putting these files together – not much of a techie and couldn’t add all together from different websites
      -Mark

      @geobduffy

Submit a Comment

Pin It on Pinterest

Let's stay in touch

Would you like to sign up to receive an occassional newsletter from us.  We'd love to let you know about new and wonderful things happening on the site.  Your details are never shared or sold and we hate spam as much as you do. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!