- One centimeter resolution at a distance of one kilometer
- "Relatively" eye-safe laser scan wavelengths of 1560nm
- Millisecond-level exposure times per pixel
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- Collapsible: You can neatly fold it up when not in use, so it need only take up desktop space when you require a scan
- Volume: Objects up to 190 x 190 x 250mm can be scanned in 360 degrees
- Integrated: All components of the Photon seem to be custom designed, right down to the circuit boards. This means the Photon could be less likely to have issues in the future
- Lasers: The Photon has twin lasers to perform the scan. Anything with lasers is cool
- Software: Custom software accompanies the Photon, capable of producing point clouds or meshes
- Mesh Optimization : Do more with your scans! Fill holes, smooth, enhance shapes and perfect meshes to use in downstream apps.
- Automated : Use Go!MODEL’s wizards to complete frequently used processing steps with just a few clicks.
- Intelligent : From decimation that reduces file size by half with almost no loss of accuracy to curvature-based hole filling, Go!MODEL is packed with intelligent tools.
- Automatic NURBS Surfacing : 2 clicks are all you need to generate highly accurate NURBS surfaces of anything you scan with the Go!SCAN. Use surfaces in applications like CAD and CAM that cannot handle high definition meshes.
- Powerful : No matter what you scan, Go!MODEL has the tools to turn it into the format and with the properties you need.
Nicolas Burrus: Definitely, at least Mac should come soon. We actually use Linux and Mac for our daily development, so we know Skanect can run on it.The main issue with Mac is that we currently heavily depend on a top-end NVidia graphics card to get the nicer live reconstruction. And almost no Mac has such graphics card at the moment (only the latest macbook pro). But our top priority is to remove the requirement of having such a gamer graphics card, and this will enable Mac at the same time.Regarding Linux, it's just a matter of dedicating time to maintain it and handle the distribution issues. If there is enough demand, then we'll support it. Our team is still very small, so we had to make choices.
Nicolas Burrus: Not yet. We plan to keep adding more postprocessing tools to create ready-to-print 3d objects without leaving Skanect, but at the moment it is mostly limited to filling holes and missing colors to create a fully colored watertight mesh. We also encourage interaction with MeshMixer through the External Edit tools, which lets the user go back and forth to another program.Also, note that some online printing services such as Sculpteo have some postprocessing tools to add custom text or transform an existing model into a key ring, etc.
Nicolas Burrus: The minimal object size at this stage is about 5cm. We depend on the sensor precision here, so there is not much we can do about it. Current cameras based on Primesense chipset (such as Kinect) cannot really offer more details, but things are changing. The Carmine 1.09 is said to have sub-millimeter precision at 50cm. We should have one in the next few days, and will support it ASAP. Kinect 2 is also rumored to be able to detect fingers at several meters, so let's see what precision it will have.More generally, we'll support upcoming sensors as long as their price point remains consumer-friendly, i.e a few hundred dollars.
- Body: This is the ideal setup to scan the bust of a person, with a bounding box of more of less 1x1x1m. You can increase the bounding box size to scan the whole body. It also performs well for mid-sized furniture.
- Object: This mode is best for smaller objects, with a default bounding box of 0.6×0.6×0.6m. It can capture finer details, at the risk of loosing camera tracking more easily.
- Room: This mode is designed to capture a 360º small room. The initial sensor position will be it the center of the bounding box.
- Half Room: This mode is better for scanning only a part of a room, with an initial sensor position near the back of the bounding box.
- Open Space: In this mode there is no predefined bounding box.
- A free version for non-commercial use and has limited model resolution. You can only export to the Sculpteo 3D printing service.
- A paid €99 (USD$133) version with no restrictions on usage, resolution or export. And it includes support, too.
Professional scanning equipment typically costs several tens of thousands of dollars and is well beyond the means of hobbyists. However, by leveraging the Kinect that's likely already in your home you can get yourself a fairly sophisticated 3D scanning capablility simply by using Manctl's Skanect.