This page contains Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding Digital Reconstruction Technologies
Scanning transparent, translucent and glossy objects is extremely difficult using structured-light scanning and photogrammetry. If the texture of the object is not required, the object can be covered in a matte finish such as paint or powder to scan the geometry.
Scanners have difficulty with glossy objects, and as such, hair is difficult to resolve. If you want to perform a body scan, try covering the head with a hat.
You can add registration marks to objects. We recommend using masking tape and drawing shapes with a black marker on the tape. These features will serve as reference points and help align scans. You can also draw directly on the target object if that is appropriate.
There are several methods to scale your object. You can place a ruler in the target object environment to serve as a reference point. Scale the object after the fact in a 3d modelling package such as Rhino3d using reference measurements taken from your object that you were scanning.
In order to maintain tracking, ensure that you move slowly and look at the artec studio window rather than the subject. If tracking is lost, slowly return to your previous position.
Unfortunately, there is no way to export point-cloud data from Artec hardware or software.
If smooth fusion fails check that your layers do not have an excessively high max error (>0.5) and/or 'Warning' labels, you may do the following:
You can export your dense cloud. Select
[Export Points]and follow the dialogue prompts.
You can export point cloud data in the
.plyfile format by adding a ConvertSFMFormat node to the output of the StructureFromMotion node, then connecting this to a Publish node. After computing,
right-clickand open the file location to access the .
Unfortunately, students are unable to loan out this piece of equipment. Please speak to your tutors/coordinators and they can loan it out for their students to use.