[rp-ml] Re: Laser scanner recommendations?

From: David Celento <dcelento_at_psu.edu>
Date: Sat Feb 13 2010 - 19:49:58 EET

Hi RP-ers,

I've "seen" photogrammetry, but in truth am not all that familiar with
it. Does this generate point cloud data? How is the accuracy?
Recommended software?

As for the Next Engine laser scanner, I've looked at this product and
it looks pretty slick... and of course, Jay Leno seems to like
it. :-) However, the capture size is about half the size that is
desired. Any others that come to mind that could capture at least 1m
x 1m?

Many thanks for any and all suggestions!

David

Assistant Professor, Architecture: Digital Design / Digital Fabrication
Penn State: Stuckeman School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
www.digifab.psu.edu www.design.psu.edu 814.321.5229 mobile

On Feb 13, 2010, at 12:01 PM, John Morewood wrote:

> Hi David,
> I have used the NextEngine 3D Laser Scanner HD for over three
> years and highly recommend it -
>
> http://www.nextengine.com/
>
>
> Regards,
> -jay-

>> Would photogrammetry work for your situation? I think it meets all
>> your criteria, but Im not familiar with it enough to say for sure.
>>
>> -Chuck Stapleton
>> chuck@churtle.com
>> +1-562-644-6838 mobile
>> +1-206-337-0537 fax
>> +1-562-846-1838 International
>>
>>> From: owner-rp-ml@rapid.lpt.fi [mailto:owner-rp-ml@rapid.lpt.fi]
>>> On Behalf Of David Celento
>>> Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2010 11:17 AM
>>> To: rp-ml
>>> Subject: [rp-ml] Laser scanner recommendations?
>>>
>>> RP'ers...
>>>
>>> Seeking recommendations on a small, affordable desktop laser
>>> scanner.
>>>
>>> Ideal unit would have:
>>> - large capture size of 1 meter by 1 meter (could be smaller)
>>> - ability to capture color image and overlay onto scan data
>>> - small turntable that allows auto compositing of scan data for 360
>>> - software not essential (since we have Geomagic) but desirable
>>> - ease of use and affordability a plus.
>>> - high degree of accuracy is not needed.
>>> - non contact
>>> - (no enclosed boxes, cnc, or articulated arm attachments)
>>>
>>> I have previous experience with the Konica Minolta Vivid scanner,
>>> but am seeking one that is less expensive. No need for a viewing
>>> screen or capturing data in the field, thus standalone use
>>> (without a computer) or portability is not needed.
>>>
>>> Many thanks for any suggestions or recommendations!
>>>
>>> David Celento
>
Received on Sat Feb 13 19:49:51 2010

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