Import model from Photomodeler but no point IDs show despite selected when exporting


Imported my model from photogrammetry prog Photomodeler, selected point IDs yet no numbers are visible.

Is there a setting in Rhino I have overlooked ?


(Pascal Golay) #2

Hi Steve- what do you expect to see in Rhino (don’t know Photomodeler…) In what format is the file from Photomodeler?



Export was file type Rhino.
It gave the option of point IDs, each point in Photomodeler has a reference number, one identifies the same point in different photos and when the points are referenced together, they take on the same number, prior to that they take on the next available number when first being marked. I hoped to see these when the model appeared in rhino.


(Pascal Golay) #5

Hmmm- all objects have this 3 digit thing in parens. @Steve1, can you post a file?



If I’m not mistaken, that the object number in the file in order of their creation (0 being the earliest object). Can be much bigger than 3 digits…


(David Cockey) #7

My deleted post was incorrect. The number in parenthesis is not the PhotoModeler ID. My apologies.

(David Cockey) #8

Corrected version.

The PhotoModeler ID for an object in a PhotoModeler exported .3dm file is the Name of the object in Rhino. For example the point for which properties are shown in the clip below is has the ID 3703 in PhotoModeler.

This is an example of a .3dm file exported by PhotoModeler:
PhotoModeler Example.3dm (158.7 KB)

(Pascal Golay) #9

Hi Steve - See if this script does anything useful - To use the script, extract and save the .rvb file from the attached zip archive, then drag and drop the saved rvb over an open Rhino V4 or v5 window. This will load the script, set it up to load on startup in the future and register the alias


that will run the script much like a regular command. An alias can be typed or added to a toolbar button or keyboard shortcut (F-key).

Note, not tested in V4, but I guess it should work fine.

-Pascal (482 Bytes)



David, the photomodeler file, I see points and short lines, is that right ? How become your rhino shows numbers, or does it ?

EOS Systems support says:-
The point IDs will be assigned to the Rhino name field for each point exported, You may be able to display these as text fields within the 3d rhino model, i dont have much experience with rhino.

As I dare not have anything happen to Rhino right now , is running this script likely to be safe or is there any chance of upsetting my rhino, as I havent time to backup pc etc should I need to reinstate everything. I recall a script causing a reinstall and have always been fearful since.



Pascal, how do I alter the size of the point numbers and how do I turn them on and off ?
Its showing point numbers for a Photomodeler file that isnt even turned on.

The numbers appear on the current active layer. The fact that its picking up on two different Pmod sets in my file means I cant allocate the numbers to another layer and control them that way as I have no means of separating the two sets out.

It was also showing despite the fact that the one ‘model’ from Pmod was hidden along with the rest of the work.

They show as name in properties ok.



(Pascal Golay) #12

The thing just adds text dots (like the Dot command) so you can put them on any layer you like and change their properties like any other dot.



If only I could separate them out, as I say, its displaying the numbers for an object on a layer turned off, also hidden.

whatever Photomodeler objects I have in the job, it finds and so I have more than one set of models numbers all at once.