I'd just like to add that when laser scanning, other important
things to consider are:
- how detailed or complicated your model is
- a key measure here might be the the smallest radius
of curvature on the surface. The smaller the radius of curvature
the denser, and more accurate a scanner you probably need.
- what kind model you want output (points, STL, or NURBS).
You probably want a scan service bureau that can convert their
data points into the type of info you need.
By the way, you can find some scan service providers on our web site:
Brent Hickel wrote:
> Foam density is the issue. The encasing material used with the CGI scanner
> is a polyurethane, which will distort soft materials. The system is great
> for scanning highly detailed parts. The Laser system is better for exterior
> scans whose geometry is highly contoured and non-mechanical in nature.
> Eric Weinberg wrote:
> Subject: Scanning Services
> > I want to find a service bureau that can scan a hand held model made
> > from foam. What is the best method to do this (destructive or
> > non-destructive) and who does it?
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