Sol by Scan Dimension

Scan-to-share

In the past, sharing a 3D representation of something has been challenging.  The SOL 3D scanner and software make this easy, especially with the free cloud storage space provided when you purchase a scanner.  

Simple Steps Using SOL

scan-to-share

 

  1. Scan the object using the SOL 3D scanner with included software.
  2. Review your scan in the SOL Viewer. 
  3. Upload to P3D.in: Every SOL customer receives sufficient free cloud storage for approximately 30 scans to be uploaded and shared.  Simply click on the P3D icon in the viewer toolbar, and we’ll handle the rest.  
  4. Share from P3D via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or via a link that you can embed in your blog, in a storefront, or anyplace else that supports modern html standards.

File Export

The SOL Viewer can export to the most common 3D file formats.  It should be noted that these files can become quite large depending on the complexity of the object scanned and the level of detail captured.  You may not be able to email files, even after compressing (zip).
File Format
Background & Usage
STL
STL files describe only the surface geometry of a three-dimensional object without any representation of color, texture or other common CAD model attributes. The STL format specifies both ASCII and binary representations. Binary files are more common, since they are more compact.  (Learn More)
OBJ
An OBJ file is a standard 3D image format that can be exported and opened by various 3D image editing programs. It contains a three-dimensional object including 3D coordinates, texture maps, polygonal faces, and other object information.  The OBJ format is widely considered to be a universal format for 3D image editing applications. The OBJ file commonly contains references to one or more .MTL files, which contains surface shading material.  (Learn More)
PLY
PLY is a computer file format known as the Polygon File Format or the Stanford Triangle Format. It was principally designed to store three-dimensional data from 3D scanners. The data storage format supports a relatively simple description of a single object as a list of nominally flat polygons. A variety of properties can be stored, including: color and transparency, surface normals, texture coordinates and data confidence values. The format permits one to have different properties for the front and back of a polygon. (Learn More)
DAE
3D interchange file format used for exchanging digital assets between multiple graphics programs; based on the COLLADA (COLLAborative Design Activity) XML schema, which is now owned and developed by Autodesk.
XYZ
The XYZ file format is a chemical file format. There is no formal standard and several variations exist.  The file format is used in computational chemistry programs for importing and exporting geometries.

Upload to P3D

P3D is a cloud-based 3D model and scan sharing service that is integrated into the SOL Viewer Software.  This integration provides storage for approximately 30 scan files to be uploaded, free-of-charge for SOL owners.  
Once uploaded to P3D, it is easy to share to other channels.
Here is a quick video showing some of the sharing capabilities.

Sharing via P3D viewer

Embedding P3D's robust web-view into other online properties is simple as well.


Scan of a small gourd, rendered with the mesh and point-cloud settings.

A scan of a hand-crafted clay pot.

Baby's first shoe.

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