Texturing Parameters

Export textured mesh

Enable additional mesh export to another format.

Default value: disabled

Textured mesh format

Output format of textured mesh.

Default value: obj

Refer to this page for a full list of supported export formats.

Mesh texture format

Output format of accompanying texture files for textured mesh.

Default value: jpg

Refer to this page for a full list of supported texture formats.

Export textured LOD mesh

Export textured LOD mesh

Default value: enabled

Textured LOD mesh format

Output format of textured LOD mesh. (osgb, cesium, lod_dae, lod_obj, ive)

Default value: osgb

Click the widget next to the checkbox of this parameter, to allow for multiple output formats from one run.



The cesium, lod_dae and lod_obj require a coordinate system provided in WKT format. In case the SURE project is using an Inpho *.prj file in which the coordinate system is defined, this will be extracted, written to a WKT file in the project's basepath and be used in the production of the textured mesh formats that require it. The coordinate system can also be passed as an argument, if it is available from another source.


-mesh_texturing_lod_format <format>   

Possible arguments: osgb, cesium, lod_dae, lod_obj, ive; simultaneous multiple options are possible.

e.g.: -mesh_texturing_lod_format osgb cesium lod_obj

Note: Currently the default values for the texture formats corresponding to each textured mesh format are taken. They can be changed with the other possible options via the SURE GUI or in the control file controlMeshTexturing.txt

Textured LOD mesh texture format

Format of internally stored textures for textured LOD mesh (s3tc, jpg, png, dds)

Possible configurations of mesh format ↔ texture format (default values are marked as bold)

Mesh formatTexture format
osgb / ive / cesiums3tc
lod_dae / lod_ objjpg / png / dds

Cesium: Always show lowest geometry resolution

Cesium viewer has a close relationship between the Mesh Level-Of-Detail and the zoom level. In SURE there are two options of exporting the Cesium Mesh that will offer two different possibilities of visualizing the mesh in Cesium Viewer relative to the zoom level.

When the option is activated, the Cesium Mesh will always be displayed in the viewer - no matter how far the user zooms out. If the camera is far enough, the minimum LOD will be rendered.
If the option is deactivated, the Cesium Mesh will no longer be displayed in the viewer, if the camera distance/zoom level to the Mesh exceeds the corresponding minimum Mesh LOD (minimum resolution). This is beneficial for large datasets, due to the fact that less data it's streamed from the server and the rendering process speeds up.

Default value: disabled

CLI parameters
-cesium_always_show_max_lod    - The mesh will be always displayed in a Cesium viewer while the user zooms out.
Cesium: Over-impose heights on the target ellipsoid

If this option is enabled the height values of the input mesh will be interpreted as heights above the Cesium ellipsoid. Thus the exported mesh is over-imposed on top of the Cesium ellipsoid in Cesium Viewer. For example the users that performed the aerial triangulation in a datum referring to the geoid of DHHN92 can benefit from it, because in this way the mesh will still display the DHHN92 heights in the Cesium viewer.

If not activated, then the input height values (ellipsoidal heights) will be converted to the ellipsoidal heights used in Cesium Viewer (WGS84).

Default value: enabled

CLI parameters

Texture sharpening

Run post-processing on textures to achieve sharper results.

Default value: enabled

Without Texture Sharpening

With Texture Sharpening

(Vaihingen Enz dataset, 8cm GSD)



Troll dataset, close range