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Posted · Scanner??

I am looking to buy at buying an UM2 and the work that I want to do with it requires me to scan objects. Does anyone have any recommendations that they could provide regarding experiences with scanners they have used with this system and software?

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Posted · Scanner??

The size of the objects that you will be scanning will play a bit part in determining suitable scanning technologies. What sort of things do you need to scan?

 

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Small /med objects mainly, Possibly will need human scans. I am looking at purchasing the Sense Scanner....Seems like it might be a good one for me to start with.

 

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Posted · Scanner??

I've been experimenting with a beta unit of the http://structure.io streaming 3D data to Skanect. (Also available as the 3DSystems iSense). It's certainly a lot easier to use than a wired sensor like a Carmine v1.09, although I'm not yet sure if the results are as good: the software is still a bit rough on the iPad end, so I think it will improve in the next few weeks.

These sort of 'kinect-like' technologies aren't currently that great for things smaller than people however. For that, structured light or laser scanners are more appropriate (e.g., the http://www.david-3d.com systems).

 

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David laser/structured light is very good for small objects and not for moving things like persons. Hair is difficult to scan.

Sense is like Kinect/Carmine (=cheaper) and looses detail on persons, like eyes, ears and mouth, but is easy to move around.

All scans loose detail on straight sections like corners and flat surfaces, they are good for organic, round shapes.

 

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The sense does a good job on large objects but don't expect to scan small objects with a good result. To me it's more suited for scanning people

 

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