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PhotoCore

FOVEX

FARO® Knowledge Base

PhotoCore EOL and FAQs

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Overview

PhotoCore GmbH was founded as a spin-off of ETH Zürich in 2018 and was converted to AG in 2012. The goal was to make the 3D measurement and modeling simple and accurate by using photogrammetry and computer vision techniques. To this aim, PhotoCore developed three software products, which were branded as FOVEX:

  • FOVEX PanoMaker: for creating spherical error free 360⁰ panorama images
  • FOVEX 360s: for generating 3D colored point cloud by using any 360⁰ spherical panorama images
  • FOVEX 3D: for measuring any object highly accurately by using any frame array images in any format size.

Among these products, FOVEX PanoMaker and FOVEX 360s, were bundled and sold together with a camera hardware, which are manufactured by Seitz Phototechnik AG. In 2018, FARO® acquired PhotoCore AG. The acquisition supports FARO’s long-term strategy to improve the existing and future software offerings with innovative photogrammetry technology.

FAQ

I still use my software with my licenses. If I re-install it on a new computer, can I activate it with my old licenses?

PhotoCore software installation requires the license key and connection to PhotoCore server for its activation, via this website. This website will be shutdown in February 2022. Beyond this date, it will not be possible to activate any licenses.

I purchased a used bundle product (hardware and software). I need new license for software activation. Can I get the software licenses?

Unfortunately, it will not be possible to generate any new licenses of PhotoCore. You can use alternative image stitching software. An example would be PtGui.

I have issues with installing PhotoCore software on my PC. Where can I find the information to solve this?

Please make sure that your computer meets the requirements detailed in the Requirements section of user manual or in the Help section of the website. You can find the Software Installation steps in the User manual and website. Please note that the website will be shutdown in February 2022.

My product includes a bundle of camera hardware and software. What happens to my bundle product when PhotoCore stops providing/accessing software license and activating the product? I cannot use my camera hardware anymore without software.

The camera hardware operates independently from the software. If, for any reason, you cannot use PhotoCore anymore, it is always possible to pair your hardware with other software, like PtGui.

Where can I find User Manuals for PhotoCore products?

These are available here: PhotoCore FOVEX User Manuals

 

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