Colour-shifting when recording portal scans

I've reported this before but it's still unresolved and the old thread has been archived.

When attempting to record a portal scan, the blues and reds will often seem to be flipped. This only occurs in Ingress portal scans and not when taking photographs or videos using the camera app normally, and it only becomes visible in the confirmation page before submitting. The colours appear normal during the scan itself. Other Ingress functions that use the camera like submitting photos or nominating objects appear to work normally.

Device Model: Poco X3 NFC

OS: Android 10 / MIUI Global 12.0.8Stable

App Version: 2.68.2

Screenshots below are of the same object and show the object appearing normal through the camera, then having flipped colours after the scan.

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  • HopeaKotkaHopeaKotka ✭✭✭✭

    If I understood it correctly the NIA Server will encode 3D data points from scan videos and it does not matter if scans have invalid colors.

    From NIA video this is example of 3d model:

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    They may use scan colors at later time if they decide to cover 3D models with textures, but NIA example shows just a black and white 3D model here.

    Source: Portal Scanning — Ingress

  • Oh wow, thanks for the info. I always assumed they were trying to do some kind of Photosphere-like stitching to make 3D images.

  • ikaros02ikaros02 ✭✭✭✭

    I have this bug as well, maybe it's a MIUI-related issue.

    The color change bug happens randomly but not on all scans.

    I presume this is a low priority bug but I'm commenting anyways to bump it.

    Device: Xiaomi Mi 10T Lit

    OS: Android 11, MIUI 12.0.1 Stable

    Ingress version 2.69.1-2a3517b8

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