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Mission Layers in Hammer Missions


Sometimes when planning a mission you need to be able to add additional factors, for example, you want to fly a 3D Mapping Mission but you also want to capture the obliques by using a different mission mode.

Obviously, you can place two missions in one plan but that can get confusing with the added frustration of possibly not being able to see one mission on top of the other.

Here at Hammer Missions, we have developed a method of adding layers to your mission plan so that you can solve the issue and have each mission separated but still see how they lay over the top of each other.

In this guide, we will discuss how that is possible and take you through the steps on how to achieve this.

Mission Layers

In this example, we will be using layering to 3D Map the tower of London and capture the obliques too.

1: The first thing to do is create your Mission folder where your layered missions will be kept.

You will notice that there is an option to select the layering toggle, name your folder and make sure the toggle is switched to on, then press OK

2: Now you have created your folder you can open it and start to plan your missions inside the folder by selecting NEW FILE

3: Create a new file and name that file, then press OK

4: Now you have created your mission file you can start to plan your mission, our first example is Tower of London 3D Mapping

For more information on both 3D and 2D mapping please see our post:

5: Now you have your first mission planned you can now plan your second mission, which will cover the oblique shot of The Tower of London

Select BACK TO ALL MISSION FILES in the top left-hand corner as shown below in red:

6: You can create your next mission by selecting NEW FILE and naming your file. Our second example is Tower of London Obliques

7: Now you have created your second mission file you can plan your mission. You will see that the 3D Mapping Mission that you had previously planned is already placed on the map, this is layer one, the oblique mission we are about to create would act as layer two.

We can now plan the obliques mission with the advantage of knowing where our 3D Mapping boundary is, we have done this using the mission Facade Mapping.

8: You can now fly both missions back to back knowing that you have the correct overlap on both your 3D Mapping Mission and your Obliques.

For more information on 3D Mapping please see our post:


We hope this guide has helped you understand how to create mission layers in Hammer Missions

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- Team at Hammer Missions

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