Meshroom is a free, open-source 3D Reconstruction Software based on the AliceVision framework.


Photogrammetry is the science of making measurements from photographs. It infers the geometry of a scene from a set of unordered photographs or videos. Photography is the projection of a 3D scene onto a 2D plane, losing depth information. The goal of photogrammetry is to reverse this process.

Get the project

See to setup the project and pre-requisites.

Get the source code and install runtime requirements:

git clone --recursive git://
cd meshroom
pip install -r requirements.txt

Start Meshroom

You need to have AliceVision installation in your PATH (and LD_LIBRARY_PATH on Linux/macOS).

  • Launch the User Interface
# Windows
set PYTHONPATH=%CD% && python meshroom/ui
# Linux/macOS
PYTHONPATH=$PWD python meshroom/ui

On Ubuntu, you may have conflicts between native drivers and mesa drivers. In that case, you need to force usage of native drivers by adding them to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH:
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/nvidia-340 PYTHONPATH=$PWD python meshroom/ui
You may need to adjust the folder /usr/lib/nvidia-340 with the correct driver version.

  • Launch a 3D reconstruction in command line
# Windows: set PYTHONPATH=%CD% &&
python bin/meshroom_photogrammetry --input INPUT_IMAGES_FOLDER --output OUTPUT_FOLDER