TFDL Makerspace Training
Online training for TFDL makerspace equipment
3D Scanner/Flat-Bed Scanner
WHAT IS IT?
- A 3D scanner is a device that collects distance measurements from an object and uses the data to construct a three-dimensional model of the object.
- The NextEngine 3D Scanner Ultra HD creates clean and accurate surface data while also being straight-forward and easy to use.
- A flat-bed scanner is an optical scanner that uses a flat, glass surface to scan documents.
- The Epson Perfection V700 Photo Flat-Bed Scanner provides high-resolution images perfect for photography.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?
- The 3D Scanner allows for creating duplicate models through CAD software (Rhino3D, Autodesk 3DS Max, Blender, etc).
- Create copies of real-life objects, preserve rare artifacts, and modify pre-existing designs.
- The flat-bed scanner allows for the preservation of photographs and archived documents in a web-friendly format.
- The 6400 dpi resolution allows for high-resolution scans making photo editing easier.
- Source: Twin arrays of four, Class 1M, 10 mW solid state lasers with custom optics 650 nm wavelength. Beam is about 1/1000th brightness of a laser pointer (but avoid looking into the beam).
- Sensor: Twin 5.0 Megapixel CMOS image sensors.
- Photo surface: Optically synchronous 7-color surface capture for precision-locked geometry correlation.
- Photo Lighting: Built-in spatially diverse white-light illuminators with tri-phosphor, wide color gamut
- Object Size: No preset limit. Objects larger than field can be assembled with supplied software.
- Field Size: 5.1" x 3.8" (Macro) and 13.5" x 10.1" (Wide). ProScan Extended Mode 22.5" x 16.75".
- Capture Density: On target surface capture up to 268K points/in² (Macro), 29K points/in².
- Acquisition Speed: 50 000 processed points/sec throughout. Typically 2 minutes per scan of each facet.
- Format Options: Scans can be output as STL, OBJ, VRML, XYZ, and PLY files.
- Max Supported Document Size: 8.5 in x 11.7 in
- Supported Document Type: Transparencies, plain paper, film
- Optical Resolution: 6400 dpi x 9600 dpi
- Color Depth: 48-bit color
- Grayscale Depth: 16-bit (64K gray levels)
- Image Resolution: 300 dpi/600 dpi
How to use it?
- Open the ScanStudio software located on the desktop.
- Allow time for the software to recognize the 3D scanner.
- Place your model onto the scanning surface and allow for enough slack on the cable that connects the scanning surface to the 3D scanner.
- Pressing the Output button will bring up an additional options menu where you can set the parameters that match your object.
- The Wide setting works best for most objects while the Macro setting is preferred when scanning objects that are smaller and closer to the 3D scanner.
- Once you have made your adjustments in the menu, begin your scan by pressing the Start button.
- After your scan has completed, use the included tools in the top options bar to remove any imperfections and make other required changes.
- The Fill tool can seal any holes within the print that are unwanted.
- The Buff tool can smooth irregular surfaces.
- Export your print by pressing the Output button once you are satisfied with the quality of your scan.
- ScanStudio performs 4X over sampling on your data.
- Your scan data is captured as a set of XYZ points which are then automatically converted into a mesh surface comprised of triangles. This surface can have any texture applied to it, including the photographic color image of the object's surface that's captured synchronously during scanning.
- Objects are captured with a series of views from different sides. To combine these views into a single integrated model, the facets are located within a coordinate system so they can be assembled relative to one another.
- Last Updated: May 7, 2019 10:09 AM
- URL: https://library.ucalgary.ca/makerspace_training
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