3D Scanning

3D Scanning is a valuable tool for measurement and data collection, with many ways it can be implemented. Two of our tech kits use methods of photogrammetry, which is using a computer to process differences in images and make a model based on those differences. Our other tech kit uses structured light, one of the few methods of measuring depth directly to make a 3D model, rather than capturing an image. It has a broad range of uses, from reverse engineering and modification of parts, to camera tracking, to simulating designs in real life areas/situations, and more

 

Tech Kits

Tech Kits are part of the walk-in service provided by OPIM Innovate. There are three levels of difficulty meant for different users and their experience with the different technologies. Many of the Tech Kits build off each other as you progress.

Beginner

3D Scanning with QLONE

Length: 45 Minutes

Description: Qlone is a 3D scanning app created by EyeCue, available on any Android or IOS device. While the results are not to the quality of a commercial scanner or other advanced methods, this app works as a first foray into 3D scanning.

Intermediate

3D Scanning with the EINSCAN-SE

Length: 45 Minutes

Description: The Einscan-SE is one of the commercial solutions to 3d scanning, and uses a method called structured light scanning. It is more expensive than scanning with a phone and a turntable, but it is much more accurate and has many more tools to learn and apply.

Advanced

3D Scanning with Photogrammetry

Length: 45 Minutes

Description: Photogrammetry is the method of reconstructing and measurement of objects through images. The beginner tech kit was also photogrammetry, but a much simpler and less precise method. Meshroom is an open source photogrammetry software by AliceVision that will let us scan objects at scale/precision, provided we have enough pictures.

Projects

Resources

QLONE

Type: Application

Description: Qlone is a free resource available on iOS and Android that shows the basic capabilities of 3D scanning and its applications.

Einscan SE

Type: 3D Scanner

Quantity: 1

Meshroom

Type: Software

Description: Meshroom is an open source photogrammetry software. It is hardware intensive, but provides a workflow that allows you to customize the quality and quantity of 3D data collected.