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3D Scanning

Ever have an object that you wanted to bring into the computer to modify or take measurements from? 3D Scanning at the RPL allows you to scan a physical 3D object into the computer which can then be sculpted, accurately measured, archived, or even duplicated. Whether you have interest in toys, faces, potatoes, or insects, our NextEngine 3D Scanner can quickly get your objects into digital form.

3D Scanner HD This scanner excels at capturing small objects and is capable of capturing color information as well. Scanning with the NextEngine is quite simple as one places an object on the pedestal and specifies through software how many "rotations" to make when scanning. These rotations indicate the general accuracy and precision of the scan, but a higher number of rotations equates to longer scan times. The scanner is capable of scanning semi-reflective surfaces but the color information for such surfaces may be innaccurate. It is still best practice to provide the scanner a relatively matte surface for scanning.

When the scanning process is complete, one is often left with data that has holes, inverted surfaces, and a wide variety of other issues. These anomolies are common in most scanning processes and why an entire industry has been built around the cleaning of scanned data. At the RPL you primarily need to manually patch holes, correct surfaces, and generally clean the results received from our scanners.