Sunlight has a substantial amount of infrared light, which can interfere with the way the camera senses depth data. This is true even on cloudy days.
As a result, scanning in or near sunlight can cause:
- Alignment issues - Alignment errors and misalignments. Learn more.
- Poor 3D geometry - Holes in the Dollhouse and Floorplan Views
Minimize Bright, Direct Sunlight Inside
Even sunlight reflected off a wall or floor can cause issues.
If the site has lots of sunlight coming inside, try:
- Partially blocking the light with blinds, curtains, or shades
- Timing your visit appropriately - wait awhile, then return when there are no bright spots.
Avoid Direct Sunlight Outside
Use 360º Views if you want to scan outdoors.