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How to scan various surfaces and shapes with SOL PRO

How to scan various surfaces and shapes with SOL PRO

Some surfaces and shapes require preparations before they will 3D scan successfully. We have made the simple guide below. 

Note that for some objects this applies to both surfaces and shapes.

 

Surfaces: Matte, opaque, and light in color
Shapes: Asymmetrical with abundant scan alignment features

No preparations required.
Go ahead and scan.


 

Dark matte surfaces

Enable the ‘Dark or partially dark surface’ option in the SOL PRO Creator software before scanning.

 

Dark and shiny surfaces

Add developer spray before scanning.

 

Shiny or reflective surfaces

Add developer spray before scanning.

 

Translucent or transparent surfaces

Add developer spray before scanning.

 

Partially shiny surfaces

Add developer spray before scanning.

 

Furry surfaces

If too fuzzy, fur is generally not 3D scannable.

 

Unsteady shapes

Enable the “Unsteady object” option in the software to add a pause after each turntable rotation.

 

Objects that change shape

If the object stays motionless once positioned, it will scan if only one scanning pass is required.

When adding additional scanning passes, the repositioning may change the overall shape and thereby corrupt the scan.

 

Shapes with holes

(Bottom of) holes that are not visible to the camera and laser will not be part of the final 3D model.

 



Symmetrical shapes

If the software did not align your scanning passes correctly, click on ‘Optimize alignment’ to help align the point clouds. 

 

Minimum object size

The minimum scannable size with SOL PRO is 20x20 mm (diameter x height) with the scanner set in near position.

 

 

Maximum object size

The maximum scannable size with SOL PRO is 170x170 mm (diameter x height) with the scanner set in far position. 

Stable scan setting

Moving or touching the scanner or tent while scanning will most likely result in inaccurate or failed scans. Place the tent on a separate table to secure stability.

  

3 tips for a successful SOL PRO 3D scanning

1.- Always power your computer

2.- Use USB 3.0 ports (if USB hub is used, this must be powered)

3.- Place the scanner inside the tent and cover with the cloth

 

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