RE: [rp-ml] low-res 3D scanning

From: Lino P. Stavole <>
Date: Wed Jan 20 2010 - 18:09:30 EET

I think he is not looking for a scanning solution but possibly a decimation
and a presentation solution... Is this correct?

Lino P. Stavole

The Creature Company

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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Alain Bernard
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 5:45 AM
To: Andrew Werby; Ian Gibson
Cc: Rp-ml
Subject: Re: [rp-ml] low-res 3D scanning

Dear All, Dear Ian,
we have the same experience with two scanners from Creaform, the law
resolution one which is more than acceptable for the visualisation (the
resulition can be adapted, and when you speak about the resolution, I
suppose that this is the resolution of the scanned model). We are very happy
about this and we use it connected to a very large screen in an immersive
virtual reality room.
Of course, the second sensor, the high-resolution and color one is of course
better... but also more expensive...
So, I agree with Andrew. The ViuScan should be perfect.
Best Regards,

Andrew Werby a écrit :
> Hi Ian;
> This sounds like a good application for the hand-held ViuScan from
> Creaform, which I've been using lately (and which I also distribute).
> It produces meshes in your choice of high, medium, and low resolution,
> which are further modified by the scanning volume, a user-variable
> cubic area surrounding the object at the time of scanning (more
> volume=larger triangles). The photo texture is captured at the same
> time, but its resolution is not determined by that of the mesh. If you
> save the results in *.obj format, you get 3 files: the mesh itself
> (obj), the photo texture (bmp) and the material (mtl). Let me know if
> you'd like more details about any of this.
> Andrew Werby
> Ian Gibson wrote:
>> Dear All
>> I have been contacted by a group who want to display 3D scan data
>> online. This means they require low resolution 3D data with separated
>> bitmap imaging. The input data is from small objects up to 300mm in
>> height.
>> We tried using our Minolta Vivid scanner to scan the objects but the
>> mesh size was too big. Using our version of RapidForm didn't seem to
>> work in reducing the size since it wasn't very intelligent.
>> Furthermore, the bitmapping from the Minolta didn't work very well as
>> the image resolution is linked to the mesh resolution.
>> So what we think we need is a low-res scanner but with a relatively
>> high res imaging.
>> Does anyone have any experience in this field or suggestions on how
>> to approach this? In particular, what kind of machine (arrangement)
>> would work?
>> IG
Received on Wed Jan 20 18:17:49 2010

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