It's an upcoming vision capture medium. More
specifically, 3D scanning is the process of converting
objects or scenes from our real world into 3D data. Once
digitized the data can be visualized on your PC, modified in
just about anyway, stored, exchanged with others and even
printed just like any other data
If your laser or projection device can illuminated it
with a nice thin line and your camera can capture this then
there is a solid chance that you can scan it in. And, the
includes many features to make the process as easy as
possible while still allowing advanced users to set things
the way they want.
We currently provide 2 types of absolutely low cost high
quality lasers to get started with 3D scanning. The first is
an focus adjustable red line laser which produces a very
thin line. The second is a bright green, fixed focus laser
which produces a high intensity thin line. Note: avoid
direct or reflective eye exposure with these lasers!
This depends on the scanner used for TriAngles it will typically take less than 60 seconds per pass. Geometry and texture
require 2 passes.
GRASP 3D takes typically less that one minute, texture is always grabbed when using GRASP 3D and will only require a second.
Resolution is determined by the camera used. For PAL this is
Accuracy or the Level of Detail captured is related to
object size. Practice reveals with PAL type camera a factor
1/200 of the object height. Hence, a 100mm high object will
yield an accuracy of about 0.5mm assuming that the object is
maximized in the video's field of view
This was a main design incentive and was accomplished by
using off the shelf parts, proven technology and an
elementary design. Also, the hardware is supplied as a kit
and is sold at cost price, we don't earn on it
The TriAngles turntable foot print is about the size of a DVD cover. The footprint of GRASP 3D is about 10% larger than the object scanned
Typically a desk or a table is sufficient.
The with TriAngles supplied turntable allows max object size to be about 180mm height by 200mm in diameter and permissible load is about 2kg. Larger turntables are available upon request.
GRASP 3D is less hardware dependent and flexible. Human sized objects and larger are possible. What's important is that the laser can be seen clearly by the camera over the object.
In case a larger or smaller size hardware is required.
What types of object shapes can be scanned?
For TriAngles cylindrical shaped objects work best. Other shapes are possible but may require more post processing to complete. Still, the scanner's true merit is in its ability to scan around an object and thereby gather a significant amount of data regarding the overall shape in a single pass.
GRASP 3D is a topographic type scanner most any object shape can be scanned in provided that its shape does not occlude the laser being seen by the camera.
Yes, but obviously the level of detail will be less than
for a video camera.
Yes, in some cases this may offer better scanning results
than a red laser.
Yes, as long as your market is not already claimed by
Please see the "Requirements"
Please see the "Requirements"
Some software is still in a development phase, it's a work in progress. We are already providing a BETA or ALPHA public release so that you can get involved and join us in the development process. These applications are not limited in anyway. As the software continues to develop the new versions will become available and the BETA status will be removed. Again, with no limits.
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